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Clare College Choral Evensong, Easter 2024

Date: Sunday 19 May 2024, 6pm
Location: Clare College Chapel

All members of Clare Hall are warmly invited to a special Choral Evensong in Clare College Chapel, on Whit Sunday, Sunday 19th May at 6pm. Our Choir will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost with two 20th-century works from Estonia and England. Arvo Pärt’s Veni, Sancte Spiritus from his Berliner Messe is paired with Jonathan Harvey’s Come, Holy Ghost which weaves the Veni Creator Spiritus chant throughout his evocative choral textures. The service also displays a pairing of another kind: Responses by Joanna Forbes-L’Estrange, and the ‘New College’ Canticles by her husband Alexander L’Estrange. Our guest preacher is the Rev’d Dr Michael Ward (Theology Faculty, Oxford University), an alumnus of Clare and the world’s leading authority on CS Lewis. Dr Ward will be reflecting on the story of the Day of Pentecost, with the sermon title ‘Resurrecting Language’. The service will last about an hour, and is followed by drinks. At 7.30pm, there is also the opportunity to enjoy a cooked supper in the Great Hall (£7), for any Clare Hall members who would like to join us. 

Clare Evensong sign up form, Easter 2024

Register your place at Clare’s Choral Evensong, which is taking place on Sunday 19 May from 6pm.

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