60th Anniversary Celebration

Compline_Logo_60thThank you to all who joined us in our 60th anniversary celebratory weekend. The Compline Choir + Alumni, numbering nearly 40 voices, sang in two morning services [view the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM service bulletins] and chanted the office of Compline on Sunday, August 14. Nearly 800 persons attended the various services and approximately 7,000 tuned in live to hear Compline broadcast by our partner Classical 98.1 KING-FM. Photographs in the linked albums below were taken by Estephan Meza, Kevin Johnson, Gerard van Wesep, and John Feathers. All images are protected by copyright. Please contact us for more information.

On Friday, August 12, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason and his wife Kathy Thomason hosted a cocktail reception at the deanery. Those in attendance enjoyed homemade appetizers and the signature cocktail, Lion on the Hill. Our indefatigable bartender was Greg Bloch.

On Saturday, August 13, current singers, alumni, and friends enjoyed a fully catered meal in Bloedel Hall at Saint Mark\'s Cathedral. It was here that the Compline Window Capital Campaign was launched.

The Compline Choir + Alumni sang in morning services at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on Sunday, August 14. Music included a new setting of Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 by Jason Anderson; Peter Hallock’s exquisite To the Supreme Being with text by Michelangelo, featuring Michael Kleinschmidt, organist, and Shannon Spicciati, oboist; and Gabriel Jackson’s haunting In all his works with text from Ecclesiasticus 47:8–10.

On Sunday afternoon, August 14, current singers, alumni, and friends of the Compline Choir gathered Chez Hallock for a picnic and garden party hosted by Mel and Mary Fancher Butler in Fall City, Washington.

On Sunday evening, August 14, the Compline Choir + Alumni marked the Eve of Saint Mary the Virgin at the office of Compline. Music included a setting of Psalm 138 by Jason Anderson, the premiere of a setting of the Nunc dimittis by Seattle composer Erin Aas, and Franz Biebl’s beloved Ave Maria.