NORWICH, VT – On Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m., the vocal ensemble Wrensong will sing an Evensong at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Norwich, featuring music of the English Renaissance composed by Thomas Tomkins and William Byrd. Bishop Thomas C. Ely will preside at this service. Lester Gibbs, organist, will accompany hymns and will play a postlude.
Evensong is a service of meditation and reflection where listeners may simply sit in the pews and listen. It generally lasts less than one hour. This Evensong marks Bishop Ely’s last official visit to St. Barnabas as bishop diocesan before his retirement in October. There will be a dessert reception afterwards. Please join us for this evening to remember.
St Barnabas Episcopal Church is located at 262 Main Street, Norwich. The public is warmly invited. Learn more about St. Barnabas at http://www.stbvt.org or call (802)649-1923.
From the Wrensong website: Wrensong is an a capella group made up of Oliver Goodenough and Dan Gottsegen (tenor), Elizabeth Harley and Julianne Harden (soprano), Nicole Johnson (mezzo), Helen Clark and Anne Felde (alto), Dave Clark and John Severinghaus (tenor/bass). The group sings secular and religious songs from the Renaissance, juxtaposing secular and religious works by Wren, Byrd, Morely and others.