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A feast of words and music

On Sunday mornings at 11 am, we celebrate a broadly Christian liturgy in a rhythm dating to 1928: ecumenical worship with readings from many world traditions and sermons from community and faculty leaders. Communion is offered freely to all who choose to receive, from all practices. 

These services feature the E.M. Skinner Organ, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon, and the voices of students and professionals alike in musical settings past and present. Newly commissioned works by our resident campus composers and many others are regularly premiered. At least once per quarter, the Rockefeller Children's Choir performs exuberant works speaking across traditions. On each Christmas Eve at 4 pm, a service of Lessons and Carols brings everything together with an unforgettable pageant and a space full of candlelight. 

Upcoming Sunday services

January 13 Epiphany I: Music of Clemens non Papa and Peter Cornelius
January 20 Epiphany II: MLK Sunday - Music of Michael Tippett, spirituals from A Child of Our Time
January 27 Epiphany III: Music of Mendelssohn Richte mich Gott
February 3 Epiphany IV: Music of Holst and Eccard Nunc dimittis and When to the Temple
February 10 Epiphany V: Music of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from Vespers
February 17 Epiphany VI: Music of Monteverdi and Dering, two settings of Duo seraphim
February 24 Epiphany VII: Music of Antonio Vivaldi, sacred arias
March 3 Last Epiphany: Music of William Byrd, excerpts from Mass for Five Voices
March 10 Lent I: Music of Gregorio Allegri, Miserere
March 17 Lent II: Music of Herbert Howells, Like as the Hart
April 7 Lent V: Music of Robert White, from Lamentations
April 14 Passion/Palm Sunday: Chanted passion and music of Samuel Wesley
April 21 Easter Sunday: Festival music and hymns with brass
April 28 Easter II: Music of J.S. Bach
May 5 Easter III: Music of John Ireland, Greater Love hath no Man
May 12 Easter IV/Mother's Day: Rockefeller Children’s Choir sings selections for Mother’s Day
May 19 Easter V: Music of James MacMillan, Alpha and Omega
May 26 Easter VI: Music of France
June 2 Easter VII/Sunday After Ascension: Music of Gerald Finzi, God is Gone Up
June 9 Pentecost/Last Choral Sunday: Music of Vaughan Williams, Mass in G