Music – Sunset Organ Vespers

The Sunset Organ Vespers service features organ music interspersed with readings from scripture.  It is timed around the setting of the sun, taking advantage of the view to the West from the Cathedral hill, and intended as a pleasant close to the day.  Listeners can enjoy the readings and musical selections from inside the beautiful church building or sitting outside on the grounds.  Indoor seating is open one-half hour before the start of the service.  It is a free event and visitors are welcomed. We do accept a freewill offering from those who are so moved.

The 2018 Sunset Organ Vespers schedule is now available and we are delighted to announce such a talented lineup:

Wednesday – June 13, 7:30 pm
theme: Great is Your Reward in Heaven
organist: Sándor Kádár, Director of Music at First Presbyterian in West Chester
minister: Rev. Eric Carswell

Sunday – July 15, 7:30 pm
theme: Mortality
organist: Kenneth Coy, Assistant Organist of the Bryn Athyn Church
minister: TBA

Wednesday – August 15, 7 pm
theme: Providence
organist: Terry Schnarr, Principal Organist of the Bryn Athyn Church
minister: Rev. Solomon Keal

Sunday – September 16, 7:30 pm
theme: Hope
organist: Clara Gerdes, student at the Curtis Institute of Music and Organ Scholar at St. Mark’s Church, Philadelphia
minister: Rev. Erik Buss


Guest organists in previous years include:


Rudolph Lucente (2017), Liturgy Director at St. Rose Catholic Church in North Wales, PA, Faculty at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Assistant Organist at the Grand Court Organ in Macy’s (formerly Wanamaker’s) and during the holidays, Staff Organist at Longwood Gardens.

Leah Martin (2017), student at the Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana, Bloomington