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Choral Evensong

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The Cathedral Chamber Choir will sing the “Mount St. Alban’s Service” by David Hogan, an American composer who was killed in July 1986 in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 from New York to Paris. The service was commissioned for the celebration of completion and consecration of Washington National Cathedral, where Hogan had been a chorister in the late 1970s.

Listen to the “Magnificat” here

At the time of his death at the age of 47, Hogan was tenor soloist at the American Cathedral in Paris and was working on film scores in French. Hogan was a co-founder of The Walden School, a summer school and festival in Dublin, NH, dedicated to the training of young musicians and composers. A statement mourning “the loss of a great musician and dear friend” said, “Mr. Hogan held the conviction that fostering creativity is the primary purpose of education, and that the most successful program for musical training is one through which students discover new materials and concepts for themselves and learn to think independently. Many of his former students have become professional composers and performers.”

The service includes the Responses of Gabriel Jackson and Halley’s anthem, “Bring us, O Lord God.” An organ prelude is at 4:45 pm. Dwight Thomas is organist and music director.

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