This ancient service of sung evening prayer, which is part of the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford, is open to all. Come and hear the organ as liturgical art form, blending with our Festival Choir to present great choral music from the English cathedral tradition, including selections by Radcliffe, Stanford, and Gardiner. The Chapel Singers of Trinity College join with the choirs of St. James's Episcopal Church, and St. John's Episcopal Church (both in West Hartford) under the direction of Vaughn Mauren and Scott Lamlein, choirmasters. The service will be accompanied by Benjamin Straley, former Organist of Washington National Cathedral. An Evensong reflection will be offered by The Rev. Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Trinity College '81, Willa Cather Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism Emerita, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Following the service, enjoy the final phase of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford Young Professional Competition, as three finalists compete for the $2,500 David Spicer Hymn Playing Award, demonstrating their ability to inspire and lead several hundred people in song. This is an especially fun event with lots of audience participation! The service concludes with a reception in the Chapel cloisters. Free and open to the public.