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Music will honor Presiding Bishop, Phoebe Griswold

10/9/2006

Church of the Heavenly Rest  

 
[Episcopal News Service]  On October 22 at 5 p.m., Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City will host a Festive Choral Evensong to celebrate the ministries of Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and his wife, Phoebe.

The evensong will feature two anthems with texts by the Presiding Bishop set to music by composer Bruce Saylor, and the offering from this service will be donated to Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE), of which Phoebe is a founding member.

Featured works to be performed include:

 Anthem: "Welcome the Morning Star," scored for a cappella choir, for the University Choir, Harvard University, Edward Jones, organist and director of Music

Anthem: "The Power of Your Love," scored for three treble voices and a cappella mixed choir, commissioned by Summerfest, St. James Cathedral, Chicago, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Griswold's consecration as Bishop of Chicago

 "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G" by Bruce Saylor. Composed in memory of Giovanni Conticello

 "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, from "Five Mystical Songs." Performers are the Choir and Choristers of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Mollie Nichols, director of music, Steven Lawson, assisting organist, Arthur Murray, trumpet

For more information call 212-289-3400 or visit: http://www.heavenlyrest.org.