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Night Song

617.312.8328||http://nightsong.org

Daryl Bichel,Founder and Artistic Director

Type / Ensembles
Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed

Repertoire

ancient and modern chant, Renaissance polyphony, improvised modal instrumental accompaniment, vocal improvisation, psalm settings of Patricia Van Ness and Daryl Bichel

Performances
Sunday evenings, 7:30pm, First Church in Cambridge

Rehearsals
Varies by ensemble

Auditions: Yes

Additional Information:

Weekly contemplative candlelight Compline liturgy with incense, icons, and prayers addressing current issues. There is no spoken word – just ancient and modern chant, vocal improvisation, Renaissance polyphony, contemporary chant based works, and improvised modal accompaniment by pianist Ben Schwendener.

Night Song

December 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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January 2020

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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February 2020

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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March 2020

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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April 2020

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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May 2020

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, May 31, 2020

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
+ Google Map

Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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