Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) is a reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks ) in Memorial Church.
Spring Quarter 2018
May 13 Crescendo
Compline brings choral music to MemChu
by Michael Gioia
At 9 p.m. on Sunday evenings, the Stanford community gets an opportunity to reflect through Compline, 30 minutes of chanting and meditation at a candlelit Memorial Church. Run by the Office of Religious Life, Compline brings a different choir to the church each week. Oct. 12 marked the first service of the 2014-15 school year.
A large audience of community members watched a performance by a choir from Palo Alto High School on Sunday. Michael Najar, a high school teacher in the visual and performing arts, conducted the choir and described Memorial Church as “an imaginative space.”
“It’s been an absolute joy that we have been able to come here,” Najar said. “It’s made for the type of music that we want to sing.”