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Welcome to the All Saints’ Music Ministry

For many years, our music program has enjoyed a well-earned reputation for excellence and innovation. The 2016-2017 season at All Saints’ Beverly Hills provides exciting opportunities to experience the intersection of music and spirituality.

On behalf of everyone involved in the Music Ministry, I warmly invite you to join us for all our special choral services and sacred concerts.

Dr. Craig Phillips
Director of Music
cphillips@allsaintsbh.org
Telephone Extension: 112

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CHORAL SERVICES AND TAIZÉ

In addition to our Sunday morning services of Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m., the Choirs of All Saints’ Church offer a wide variety of meditative opportunities to worship amid the sacred sounds of the great choral music of all ages, from ancient plainchant to classic masterpieces to premieres of modern works.

EVENSONG & LESSONS AND CAROLS

Opportunities to experience the beauty of holiness within these quintessentially Anglican services. Evensong, or sung Evening Prayer, has, since the 16th century, provided a daily opportunity for stillness, meditation, prayer and praise in cathedrals, chapels, and great parish churches of England, and today is sung regularly throughout the Anglican Communion. The service of Lessons & Carols, as adapted over a century ago at King’s College, Cambridge, has become one of the most beloved services throughout the Anglican world. It s presented at All Saints’ in both it’s Advent and Christmas versions.

MISSA MYSTICA

Meditative opportunities to experience the mystery of God’s presence in the Holy Eucharist amid the sacred sounds of some of the Christian tradition’s most mystical mass settings.

MEDITATION AND PRAYER IN THE STYLE OF TAIZÉ

Amid the glow of a candlelit sanctuary, these quiet, occasional Friday evening services are a popular, peace-filled way to relax into the weekend.

This worship tradition began many years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé. Held at All Saints’ in the darkened, richly resonant space of our beautiful Church, where candle light and the parish icon of Christ create a warm and intimate resting place, our Taizé services provide an uncomplicated framework for quiet meditation, reflection, readings and music.

There is no sermon, and no celebration of the Lord’s Supper during a Taizé service. The experience finds its true meaning in the active participation of all assembled by focusing and deepening our faith through the power of prayer. Therefore, all are encouraged to participate as the Spirit moves them, whether that be in song, prayer, or quiet meditation.

Many of our modern efforts to satisfy personal needs involve seeking an endless array of entertainments. We have “busy” souls. The liturgy that has developed around the Taizé community is primarily for the worship of God, but it is also meant to quiet the soul. This quietness does not happen at once, but gradually during the worship. There is repetition in the words of the music, there are periods of silence, and the readings are read slowly – all so that a deep quiet may grow in our hearts. Then we may be still and be at peace in the Presence of God.

Choir Events

  • Aug
    11

    Choir Pilgrimage to England

    Friday, Aug 11, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

    All Saints’ Choir has been invited to sing in residence at two of the most famous seats of the Anglican choral tradition in England:  Wells Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral, as well as a special service at the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London at the conclusion of the trip.…

  • Oct
    15

    Chamber Music Concert I

    Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

    The opening Chamber Music concert of our season features music of Herbert Howells. Best known for his beloved Anglican choral music, Howells also wrote many fine chamber works. This concerts features his Piano Quartet, Lambert’s Clavichord, and songs for baritone and piano, with pianist Gary Barnett, and baritone Victor Mazzone. Tickets: $20 adults / $10…

  • Nov
    5

    Choral Evensong for All Saints’ Sunday

    Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

    Join for Choral Evensong, the most uniquely Anglican of services. Many find Evensong to be a service of rare, even mystical beauty. It is, at once an opportunity to lay aside the cares of the world, and a gateway to enter into the courts of heaven. All Saints’ Choir and Parish Choir lead the service…


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