"The Soul Cries Out - An Evensong for Lent" at the Philadelphia Cathedral
Date: March 1, 2012
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
The Cathedral Singers of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (38th and Chestnut in University City) will present another in their innovative series of special Sunday afternoon liturgies on March 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Led by Director of Music Thomas Lloyd and accompanied by Cathedral Organist John Bailey and guest pianist and composer Jay Fluellen, the Singers will offer The Soul Cries Out – An Evensong for Lent. The liturgy will draw on the music of African-American composers in a wide range of musical styles. Liturgical prayers will include the words of the influential theologian Howard Thurman. Our preacher will be Cathedral Dean Judy Sullivan. We will be joined by our special guests, the Chancel Choir of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, under the direction of Jay Fluellen.
Music for the service will include:
Larry Farrow – Deep River
Jay Fluellen – There is a balm in Gilead
Jay Fluellen – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
William Dawson – Steal Away
Duke Ellington – Our Father (from Sacred Concerts)
Willis Barnett – Wait on the Lord
Thomas Lloyd – Stan’ Still, Jordan / Egbe Nukpowo
John S. Norris – Where He Leads Me
Fela Sowande - Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho (Organ Voluntary)
We hope you’ll join us for a time of meditation, searching, and reflection during this holy season of Lent.