Choral Contemplative Prayer

Click here to sign up for Pilgrim's Contemplative Prayer Choir auditions.


Audition Details and 2019-20 Schedule for tenor and bass choir members


Our Choral Contemplative Prayer services will continue our practice of combining and featuring ancient chants alongside newly composed music, "Word Weavings" of scripture and poetry for meditation, and moments of musical improvisation. The Contemplative Prayer Choir of Pilgrim Lutheran Church is offered as an outgrowth of the ministry of The Minnesota Compline Choir. The Minnesota Compline Choir will no longer operate its own active choral program, but may still be heard in archived recordings on their website or on archived Saturday evening radio broadcasts, and a number of their members are continuing to sing with us in this new Contemplative Prayer Choir for tenors and basses.

Click here for a sample of the music performed in this service.

Worship Times

2020 Schedule:

  • February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm


 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,

700 Snelling Avenue S, St. Paul

  • March 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm


Prelude at 6:45 pm

  • March 29, 2020 at 6:51 pm


Prelude at 6:45 pm

  • April 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm


with Bret Hesla

Prelude at 6:45 pm

Evening Worship at Pilgrim featured in the January 20, 2018 Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Photo by Chuck Regal, Pilgrim Lutheran Church

©Minneapolis Star Tribune

Did you see the great article about evening worship at Pilgrim in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune?  If not, you can link to it here.  The article was written by journalist Shannon Prather and included comments from a few evening worshippers.  We encourage you to share this article on your Facebook page and by any other means you might think of!   Help extend the reach of Pilgrim welcome!