The Women’s Compline Choir, 2022

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SUNDAYS, JULY 17 & 24, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, broadcast, and livestreamed

In the summer of 2019, the Office of Compline was chanted by an ensemble of women for the first time in the six-decade history of Compline at Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle.

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These beautifully-sung services were deeply moving to many. In the word of choir director Rebekah Gilmore, "We have many decades—generations worth of women who have wanted to sing Compline at Saint Mark's." And so the decision was made to make the Women's Compline Choir an annual tradition at Saint Mark's each summer. In the summer of 2020, of course, a gathering of the full choir was not possible, and the Women's Compline Choir was represented by just four solo voices. In the summer of 2021, a full complement of singers chanted the office, but the service remained closed to the public. See photos and video from previous year's services below.

Now at last in 2022, a full choir featuring some of the finest choral singers in the region will chant a service open to one and all. As in the past, the services will feature special repertoire for women's voices, including world-premiere compositions. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks.


UPDATE: Video from the service of July 24, 2022:


UPDATE: Video from the service of July 17, 2022:

 


Video and photos from the Women's Compline services in 2019, 2020, and 2021 (click to enlarge):

3 Responses

  1. Kathryn Rickert
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    Congratulations. I’ve listened since 1964. It is such a joy to you Rebecca leading this.. thanks be to God. I’ll be listening 🎶 😌.

    • Rebekah Gilmore
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      I’m so glad Kathryn! We are very happy to be back!

  2. Steve Moen
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    7/17/2022. Magnificent offering tonight. God bless your ministry!

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