Modern life is busy, hectic and demanding. If you are looking for a short time of respite from the pressures of life, please consider joining us for Compline in the quiet, candlelit sanctuary at University Lutheran.
Compline is a service of evening prayers traditionally spoken or chanted before retiring for the night.
This ancient service is the last of the offices of the monastic day, dating back to the 6th century, as instituted by St. Benedict. Gregorian Chant, an evening hymn, as well as choral music at any given service from Tallis, Byrd, Walter, Schutz, Distler, Holst, Howells MacMillan, will be sung by the choir.
Services begin at 8.00 PM. The service typically lasts about 40 minutes and concludes with a time of fellowship.
SPRING 2017 Schedule
SERVICES AT 8.00 PM
7 May 2017
Join us for a free community dinner beginning at 6.30 - 7.45 PM and Compline at 8.00 - 8.40 PM. Everyone is invited but not required to bring something to share. During the service we will bless our graduates and these experiencing new ventures this summer.
For our final Compline of the academic calendar, the choir of University Lutheran Church will be joined by members of The Chestnut Street Singers. Music for multiple choirs of the Renaissance, including Giovanni Gabrieli and Tomas Luis da Victoria will be offered.
About the Chestnut Street Singers:
Based in Center City, Chestnut Street Singers is a cooperative chamber choir committed to active engagement with musical traditions and their evolution. They seek to illuminate commonalities linking the early Renaissance to contemporary practices, integrating canonical repertoire with lesser-known works and augmenting their musicality with creative and irreverent programming.
For more information about Compline at UniLu, please contact the church office. If you are a singer or instrumentalist and are interested in helping to lead a service, please contact our Director of Music, Matthew Glandorf.