Music at Atonement
Music is an integral element of the mass and spiritual life of the Church of the Atonement. Each year, the choirs sing up to 45 choral settings of the mass ordinary, several services of evensong, and a service of Advent Lessons and Carols.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning Solemn High Mass is sung by the choirs from the beginning of October through the feast of Corpus Christi each year. At this liturgy, you will hear a different choral setting of the mass ordinary, Anglican psalm chants, motets for offertory and communion, and chanted propers for the day; and you will participate in fervent hymn singing. During the summer months, the congregation sings the ordinary and the choir sings the anthems.
Primary feasts of the church are often celebrated with Masses for orchestra and choir. Recent orchestral masses include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, and Zelenka’s Missa Gratias Agimus Tibi.
Evensong services are monthly as scheduled. You will hear an introit, psalms, prayers for the day, the canticles, (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) and an anthem.