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
|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|
|March 24||Lent III: Choral Scholar Varshini Narayanan sings Handel arias|
|March 31||Lent IV/Rose Sunday: Artist in residence Matthew Dean sings music of Bach and Vaughan Williams|
|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|
Sundays June 16 through August 25
Sunday worship continues with a 40 minute service of scripture and Holy Communion, featuring the historic and regal E.M. Skinner organ, op. 634. This shortened service is intended to provide some relief from the intense summer heat. University Organist Thomas Weisflog and guests play organ classics from throughout the ages.
Further Sunday programming for the summer months will be announced in July.