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Pastyme Choral Evensong and Dinner at Holy Cross Episcopal

Pastyme, an a cappella singing group from Asheville, will perform at Holy Cross Episcopal Church March 10. (photo submitted)

Pastyme, an a cappella singing group from Asheville, will perform at Holy Cross Episcopal Church March 10. (photo submitted)

Pastyme, an a cappella singing group from the Asheville area, will present a service of Choral Evensong for the Season of Lent at 5 p.m. on March 10 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon.

After the service, all in attendance are invited to dinner in the Holy Cross parish hall, hosted by the Holy Cross Episcopal Church Foyers Groups.

This sung service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles began in the mid 1500s and is intended to nourish the spiritual life of the congregants. The service will begin with “A Prayer of King Henry VI” as introit. The Preces and Responses is a 21st Century setting by William Buthod. The Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis is set by 16th Century composer, William Mundy.

Other service anthems will include “Absolon fili mi” written for men’s voices by Josquin Des Prez and Tomas Luis de Victoria’s “Judas Mercator Pessimus” for women’s voices. The full ensemble will sing Robert Young’s “Out of the Deep Have I Called Unto Thee” and the moving “Funeral Ikos” by John Tavener.