Evensong for Violins of Hope
February 13, 2020
Join us for a special Evensong service featuring and honoring Violins of Hope, a collection of more than 50 string instruments once played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust. Lovingly restored by Israeli violin-makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, the Violins are now touring worldwide. Tonight’s service is part of Violins of Hope—San Francisco Bay Area, an immersive eight-week celebration of the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Through a series of concerts, exhibitions, films, lectures, community conversations and educational programs collaboratively presented by more than forty diverse Bay Area organizations in eight counties, Violins of Hope SFBA will showcase this first West Coast appearance of the Violins of Hope and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Also at Grace Cathedral
Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope on Friday, February 21
The Forum with Avshalom Weinstein and Intonations composer Jake Heggie on Sunday, February 16
Evensong expands the form of daily Evening Prayer and includes the offerings of our cathedral choir. With elements of both Evening Prayer and Compline, the service of Evensong includes congregational hymns, choral chants and anthem, scripture readings and prayers. Some regard Evensong as one of the most beautiful and prayerful liturgies in the Anglican tradition, especially as celebrated in the cathedrals.
This program is part of Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area, presented in association with Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA.
Free and open to all