Old St. Joseph’s Church will host Lenten choral Vespers on Sunday, Mar. 31 from 4-5 p.m.
Under the direction of Dr. Mark Bani, the parish’s choir will chant the antiphons and psalms appointed for the day. In addition, the choir will sing a selection from the late Georgian period, “The Wilderness,” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, as well as Herbert Sumsion’s lyrical setting of the Magnificat in G Major.
Organ music will include Brahms’ of “O Sadness, O Heart Sorrow” and Buxtehude’s setting of “O Sacred Head Surrounded.”
A free will offering will be gratefully accepted. All are cordially invited to join in this ancient prayer of the church, the Divine Office.
Old St. Joseph’s Church is located at 321 Willings Alley (4th and Walnut Streets) in Philadelphia.
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