Office of Compline to Perform
Office Of Compline to perform
REDLANDS, March 13, 2013 – The University of Redlands Office of Compline, under the direction of Dr. Nicholle Andrews, will take place at 7: 30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 in the Memorial Chapel at the Redlands campus. The Office of Compline will feature both Chapel Singers and Madrigal Singers. The organist for the service will be Rebecca Nelson and the performance will feature the music of Mozart, Biebl, Fauré, Rutter and many more.
The Office of Compline is rooted in the daily cycle of prayer observed by the early Christian monastic communities. By the 6th century, St. Benedict had codified the rule for his followers, setting forth a formula for the recitation of psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings seven times a day. Compline was the final prayer hour before retiring for the evening. The service incorporates plainsong and diverse choral styles and genres creating thus a unique blend of new and older musical traditions. As was customary in medieval chapels, Compline is offered by candlelight and much of the music is unaccompanied. The unifying thread throughout the Compline service is quiet meditation and reflection led and inspired by music.
WHAT: Performance by the Redlands Office of Compline
WHO: The University of Redlands Office of Compline
WHEN: March 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: University of Redlands, Memorial Chapel
1200 East Colton Avenue, Redlands, Calif.
This event is free and open to the public.