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Sunday Night Unplugged to feature Festival Choir

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Sunday Night Unplugged, a monthly service of meditation and music offered by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., will present the music of Mozart sung by the St. Patrick’s Choral Festival Choir this Sunday at 5 p.m.

Sunday Night Unplugged has become an anticipated respite from life’s stresses by those who regularly attend the service. Sunday Night Unplugged is simple in nature, incorporating beautiful music, readings, prayers, and silence in the setting of the church’s beautiful worship space. The towering clear transept windows combine the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and woods with the church’s beautiful stained glass window behind the altar. Candles and altar decorations lend an additional touch of loveliness to the ambiance of the evening.

Sunday Night Unplugged will be punctuated by the music of the Festival Choir singing selected music from Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in D minor,” under the direction of Peter Schindler. The choir will be studying the music throughout the weekend and the culmination of their work will be heard at Sunday Night Unplugged.

“We at St. Patrick’s feel that this service offers the entire community the opportunity to enjoy music offered by the talented musicians in midst, and to sit quietly, offer our prayers, reflect, and absorb the blessings of the Holy Spirit,” said Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s.

Sunday Night Unplugged is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the church office at 731-5801.

This story was posted on July 11, 2013.