This is not just “another service”, but the original compositions for the music in Vespers, juxtaposed to the traditional EvLW Vespers liturgy make it more than ordinary, extraordinary.
Outstanding is the electroacoustic tonal tapestry that accompanies the settings (e.g. phos hilaron, psalmody, and magnificat) and contextualises this time of prayer. Contextualises because the sound track is a mix of the sounds around St. John’s outside (recorded over the summer) and from worship inside (Sunday mornings). The readings are in a tonal tapestry and use poetry (Rilke) as well as verses from John and Revelation.
The concept shaping this prayer office is the traditional “review” and “preview” sense of Evening Prayer. Reviewing what has passed and looking to what is to come. It inspired the composers (Joel Peters and Adrian Foster).
The liturgy is sensually executed with all the senses engaged (yes, including smell).
A full CD will be available.
For more information go to http://www.saintjohnslutheranmontreal.org/news-ideas/2016/10/4/electroacoustic-vespers-october-21-2016