Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.
In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet.
Interwoven into each Evensong, you will find Artist Ansgar Holmberg’s, CSJ, O Antiphon images which invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology. Music will bookend poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, which complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus.
Please RSVP. You will receive each pre-recorded Advent Evensong on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 3:30 pm Central Time in your email inbox. Use the gift of this beautiful music, imagery, and poetry as a contemplative meditation in your Advent journey.