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Episcopal Church at Cornell

Anabel Taylor Hall

Thursday Night Compline

Every Thursday night at 9 p.m. during the semester ECC hosts  the ecumenical Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir in our chapel. The choir leads the congregation in the beloved Anglo-Catholic tradition of Choral Compline, a monastic style service of prayers and music at the end of day. Surrounded by the marvelous acoustics of our neo-gothic chapel, the choir sings some of the most beautiful and challenging music in the canon including works by Elgar, Howells, Duraflé, and Tavener. Each week a brief meditation is given by a member of the gathered community.

The half hour candlelight service is followed by light refreshments in the Founders Room.

The choir is under the direction of Ms. Anna O’Connell, director of the Cornell Catholic Community’s music programs and receives strong support from  Mr. Erik Kibelsbeck, director of  music at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and our founding director Mr. Philip de Grouchy. The service also receives generous help from the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ithaca and the Roman Catholic Community at Cornell. .

For further details,  contact Anna at amo82@cornell.edu  or Clark crw86@cornell.edu. A collection of audio recordings of the choir’s anthems and student reflections can be found here and here. And check out the Choir’s Facebook page!

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