Evensong sundown service

Worship service to feature French and Dutch composers on the pipe organ, classical guitar, and the spoken word

The Walla Walla University Department of Music will host an Evensong service on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Church, 212 SW Fourth Street in College Place.

The program will feature the spoken word by Montgomery Buell, associate professor of history, and performances by organist Kraig Scott, professor of music, and classical guitarist Albert Diaz, visiting assistant professor of music.

The sundown worship service will showcase “The Embrace of Fire, Op.87” by French composer Naji Hakim and several pieces by Dutch composer J. P. Sweelinck. New WWU music professor Albert Diaz will perform an arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision” and a prelude by J. S. Bach.

For more than 50 years, Evensong has been a cherished part of the WWU musical culture. “We present this quiet, sundown worship service about eight or nine times each year,” Scott says. “The service is timed to coincide with sundown. The format is simple—music interspersed with readings.”

Evensong is free and open to the public.

Posted October 18, 2016

The University Church sanctuary is the center of worship on the campus of Walla Walla University.