VESPERS ON THE LANAI
Music. Community. Reflection.

Vespers on the Lanai is a casual event which combines great music with an opportunity for spiritual reflection. We host great local bands and intersperse the music with readings and poetry: a chance to think and connect. We explore a variety of musical genres and think broadly so those of any religious tradition or no religious tradition should feel comfortable. Vespers events are typically the second Friday of the month, so check back on this page at the beginning of each month for updates about what's coming up!

Due to the COVID19 pandemic status, we are currently hosting a small, pre-selected in-person audience; all others may view the livestream online on our CCU Facebook page from 7-8pm. We also post the video after the fact to our CCU website and YouTube Channel, so you can catch up anytime! We are so glad to be able to continue this tradition of joining together in community and reflection, while doing our part to follow health and safety guidelines and exercising our civic responsibility to help fight the pandemic.

So please join us from the comfort of your home as our featured artists and CCU team share music and readings meant to uplift and inspire. You can do so by clicking on the video link which will be posted the day of the event at www.facebook.com/christchurchuniting and below, under Upcoming Events. Like always, the program is roughly an hour long and will be posted by 7pm (or sooner). NOTE: You do NOT have to be a Facebook member to watch; anyone can access the page and video.

To watch previous Vespers on the Lanai videos, click on the Past Vespers on the Lanai button below, or access our CCU YouTube Channel by clicking here. Catch up and enjoy them anytime!

To get the latest updates on our events, or if you're interested in being part of our live audience, click here to join our email list so you can receive our monthly Vespers announcement and have access to our audience RSVP process.

Upcoming artist

For the first time in almost 6 years of monthly events, we will be taking a brief respite and will not be holding Vespers on the Lanai in January 2022. Vespers will resume on February 11, 2022 and every second Friday thereafter. So have a wonderful, peaceful start to the New Year, and we look forward to joining you on the lanai in February for more music, community, and reflection. Til then:

Deep peace of the running waves to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the shades of night to you.
Moon and stars always giving light to you.

Feb. 11, 2022

Join us as we ring in the Chinese New Year with Sun Hui on Erhu (a traditional Chinese instrument), accompanied by Pierre Grill on piano. More artist info at: https://tsunhui.wixsite.com/erhu, http://www.pierregrill.com/ & http://www.pierregrillmusic.com/.

Past Vespers on the Lanai

Click below to view past recordings of Vespers on the Lanai events.

Past Vespers on the Lanai

Vespers on the Lanai - December 10, 2021

Featuring the Hot Club of Hulaville Trio

The Hot Club of Hulaville Trio featuring Duane Padilla (violin) and Sonny Silva (guitar) with special guest Jeff Linsky (ukulele). These three seasoned jazz greats will swing us into the holidays! www.hotclubofhulaville.com
 Click here to access video and audio files.

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