Every year, Moravian College (and the associated seminary) have Vespers services for two weekends in December. The nondenominational* service begins with music (chorus, brass ensemble, woodwind trio, guitar ensemble, and flute troupe this year), moves to liturgy (including songs, readings, and prayer), and concludes with more music, partially in candlelight (choir, congregation, brass ensemble, and organ). We haven’t gone often (children squirm), but this year we did.
I found the most moving piece of music this year to be Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise. I’m including a YouTube video here, but a single voice honestly isn’t as incredible as what is possible with a full choir.
What are you grateful for today?
* Where nondenominational means nondenominational Christian, not all faiths.