April 16 - Service of Tenebrae

The service of Tenebrae during Holy Week combines scripture and music for Passiontide as we prepare for the Easter Triduum. The contemplative worship service features unaccompanied choral music by Healey Willan, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Carlo Gesualdo, Eleanor Daley, Anton Bruckner and Richard Farrant. As the service progresses candles are extinguished following readings and music. The effect of these elements of the service is stunning as the church embraces the darkness of the season.

The Memphis Boychoir currently has 16 members between the ages of 7 and 12. The Memphis Chamber Choir is an auditioned SATB ensemble with 20 members.