Regional Spotlight: Minnesota Compline Choir

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
April 26, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — Since 1992 a group of men ages 18 to 70, men who come from all walks of life, have come together every Sunday evening for an hour of quiet, spirit-filled singing. The twin cities Compline Choir gathers for a monastic service that dates from the 6th century, a service for the close of the day or Compline. The ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary with a 4 pm concert Sunday April 29th at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Through their website the ensemble's performances have been heard on all seven continents. Steve Cornils, one of the founding members of the group, says the discipline of being a part of something that is both ancient and contemporary is deeply moving. The Compline Choir is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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