Every Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m. in the Cathedral’s nave, the all-male Compline Choir leads this formal choral service that is a Seattle tradition. A congregation of several hundred packs the Cathedral each week for this meditative service. Thousands more listen to the broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1 on the radio dial, or to the podcast. Some weeks, informal organ recitals follow Compline at around 10 p.m.
An Order for Compline can be found in the Book of Common Prayer as part of the Anglican services of daily prayer, known collectively as the Daily Office. The Compline Choir’s website contains the Order of Service as it is presented as Saint Mark’s.
Check out this documentary about the Compline service and the Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, written, directed, and edited by Austin Rickel, with Executive Producer George Carman, in 2013. (Posted with permission.)
For more information, check out the Compline Choir’s website at www.complinechoir.org.
CD recordings of the Compline service are available at the Cathedral Shop in Leffler House (206-323-1040) across the parking lot.