Viewpoint: Chorister Parent

By Brian Steensland, companion pilgrim and father to two choristers Editor’s note: Although the pilgrims have returned from their England journey, the lessons and memories of the pilgrimage linger. Today, we hear from first-time pilgrim and chorister father...

Viewpoint: Visiting Singer

By Alan Lewis, Cantoris Bass and Visiting Singer Editor’s note: For each choir pilgrimage, Director of Music Michael Messina invites visiting singers to join us. Why? We don’t always have enough singers to round out the balance between Decani and Cantoris,...

Thank-You From Michael

By Michael Messina, Director of Music Editor’s Note: On Saturday night, after our Evensong service, we had a group meal at the refectory of the cathedral. It’s a tradition at the end of each choir pilgrimage to gather together and celebrate the work we...

Chorister Viewpoint

By Leigh Anne Naas, Decani Alto with help from Grace, Decani Chorister, and Clara, Cantoris Chorister Our Friday Evensong was sung mostly a capella, aligning with the tradition of more subdued services in honor of Good Friday. After having our organist, Nara Lee, play...

The Plain Day

by Leigh Anne Naas, Decani alto Today, Thursday, was our “plain day,” a day of vocal rest for the choir. It is important for us to take a Sabbath rest during this trip. With 2 hours for rehearsal each morning and 2½ hours for rehearsal and the Evensong service each...

Mid-Point Reflections

Reflections from the Rector When we were still far offyou met us in your Son and brought us home. These are lines from a post-Communion prayer found in the English liturgical resource  Common Worship. I have been reflecting on the notion of “home,” while on pilgrimage...