Choral Vespers Service


Saturday, December 16, 2022, Bryn Athyn Cathedral at 7:30 pm

The Organ preludes start at 7:10. The service will be accompanied by orchestra and feature guest soloists along with our own Bryn Athyn Festival Chorus.  Rt. Rev. David Lindrooth will offer readings and the musicians will offer Bach's Cantata 140 and the Christmas portion of Mendelssohn's oratorio Christus.  Both pieces are based on familiar tunes by Philip Nicolai, the Bach on his "Sleepers Awake" which itself quotes "In Dulci Jubilo" and the Mendelssohn on "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star", expressing a sense of hope and expectation of the Lord's nativity.