Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

Choir Offerings Passion/Palm Sunday

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The Adult Choir has been working on The Passion of St. Mark by 20th century composer Charles Wood, which we will sing on Palm/Passion Sunday afternoon, April 13 at 4:00 PM.   The earliest known musical settings of the Passion story were sung in England as early as the 1430s and 1440s. It was not until the late 19th century that English composers regained their enthusiasm for the Passion narrative, encouraged by the Bach revival.   Inspired by the Passion settings of J.S. Bach, the score of the St. Mark Passion (sung in English) comprises six hymns for choir and congregation,...
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Year in Review by Wes Gomer

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The splendid acoustic of our nave, combined with the beauty of the architectural details and stained glass, provides an atmosphere for music quite unlike many other sites in Abilene. With the support and encouragement from congregational lead- ers and our parishioners as a whole, the Heavenly Rest Chamber Music Series continues to attract both performers and listeners from the area to enjoy unique, high-quality, and very well-performed to our Nave.   This past year, we enjoyed the talents of our newly-adopted resident chamber en- semble, Key City Winds; trumpeter Dr. Mark Wilcox; a second appearance by the world-famous ensemble, New York...
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Our music ensembles here at Heavenly Rest have a primary goal – to provide musical leadership in Sunday wor- ship services and other special worship services throughout the year. During 2013, our musicians of the Adult Choir, Canterbury Handbell Choir, and Junior Choir/Junior Ringers and Singers:   • Sang for 52 Sunday services, with two services on Easter and Christmas Eve
• Sang for four additional Lent and Holy Week services   • Led two services of Evensong (Epiphany, All Saints)
• Sang for the ordination services of Jared Houze and Susanna Brousseau
• The Adult Choir was privileged to participate in Conrad Bratton’s...
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STJES Chapel w/Clergy Wednesday, Jun 26 - All Day
Thursday Bible Study Thursday, Jun 27 @ 9:30 AM
Outreach Committee Meeting Thursday, Jun 27 @ 12:00 PM
Girl Scout Troop 7002 Thursday, Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM
Bagpipes Thursday, Jun 27 @ 6:30 PM

June 23, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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