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St. Johns invites all to a brief, festive and incense-free service of Choral Matins (Sung Morning Prayer) followed by a Mother’s Day Community Brunch on Sunday, May 12, at 11:45 a.m. The brief Choral Matins at the church, performed by Professional Choristers from The Choir School of Newport County, and the St. John’s Adult Choir, will be followed by the Mother’s Day Community Brunch in the Guild Hall. The anthem will be the comforting soprano solo movement from the Brahms Requiem, written in memory of his mother. The Te Deum and Jubilate will be the stirring set written by Herbert Howells for the famous chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, and the 1894 Hook & Hastings organ will be featured in a newly transcribed improvisation by Gerre Hancock.
The Choral Matins and brunch are just one of several events planned throughout the year in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the consecration of the Zabriskie Memorial Church Building in 1894. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Donations gratefully accepted. Reservations: moms.brownpapertickets.com