On three Sunday evenings starting this weekend, All Saints’ Episcopal Church and CHiPS invite the community to come together for Evensong, a chance to pray, enjoy music, and break bread while supporting hungry and vulnerable neighbors in need.
Evensong is a classic Anglican tradition of sung evening prayer — and while it will keep some of the richness of tradition, it will also reflect the “dynamism of 21st century Brooklyn in all its musical diversity.” The inaugural event will start things off on a high note, as All Saints’ parishioner and renowned pianist, composer, and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill will be performing psalms, hymns, and canticles in the Afro Latin jazz style he’s known for.
Immediately following the service, neighbors are invited to the Church’s undercroft for a community meal.
Evensong launches on Sunday, January 25 at 5pm at All Saints’ (286 7th Avenue at 7th Street). Both the service and the meal are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation to benefit CHiPS.
Then mark your calendars for future dates: Sundays March 15 and May 10.