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Music and spoken word

Evensong provides opportunity for worship and reflection

For more than 50 years, Evensong has been a cherished part of the WWU musical culture.

For more than 50 years, Evensong has been a cherished part of the WWU musical culture.

The Walla Walla University Department of Music will host an Evensong service on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the University Church, 212 SW Fourth Street in College Place.

Evensong is a program that combines the spoken word with selections of music for a simple and sacred closing to the Sabbath. Kraig Scott, WWU professor of music, will perform on the University Church Casavant-Frères organ accompanied by Julia Salerno, professor of violin and viola at Eastern Washington University, on the violin and Benjamin Gish, orchestra director at Walla Walla Valley Academy, on the cello. Spoken word will be provided by Rodd Strobel, assistant professor of physical education.

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,” said Scott. “It is always timed to coincide with sundown, so the start times vary. The format is simple—music interspersed with readings.”

Evensong is free and open to the public.

Posted Jan. 23, 2019

Last update on October 1, 2018