Nancy on Lake Barcroft - Ad Hoc Singers end-of-season party, June 2003 Nancy at Jane's - Ad Hoc Singers end-of-season party, June 2004 Nancy Todd Bres Mulenex
May 25, 1951 — July 15, 2004


Nancy Mulenex died Thursday night, July 15, 2004.

This notice appeared in The Washington Post on 7/18/2004:
Nancy Todd Mulenex (nee Bres), 53
On Thursday, July 15, 2004, of Alexandria, VA. Daughter of the late COL Edward S. Bres, Jr., USA (Ret.) and Frances Griffin Bres; sister of Edward S. Bres, III and his wife Susan of Arlington, VA, John P. Bres and his wife Lori of San Antonio, TX and Robert A. Bres of San Antonio, TX; niece of Elizabeth Bres Robbins and her husband Dr. Gwin Robbins of Tennessee and Nancy DuBois and her husband Fran DuBois of California. She also leaves her nephew, Daniel; her niece, Emily and six cousins. Family will be receiving friends at the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd., on Saturday, July 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial service will be held at the All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 on Sunday, July 25 at 3 p.m. A private interment will be held at Rock Creek Cemetery. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr. Richard A. Binder for the compassionate care that he has given Nancy over the past 19 years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nancy's name to All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church or Capital Hospice, P.O. Box 1576, Merrifield, VA 22116.

As of late July 2004, the Washington Sängerbund's members' page has news of their visits with Nancy and another picture.
I found a link in September 2004 for a Chesapeake Bay area shape note music discussion board that mentions this memorial service.
Nancy's memorial service was 3 PM Sunday, July 25, at
All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW,
in the Woodley neighborhood of Washington, DC.

The Ad Hoc Singers sang a piece Nancy requested, Salamone Rossi's 5-part setting of Psalm 126.
Attending:
Louise LeeMartin BernsteinHellen GelbandLaura Schneider
Klaus AltJenny BlandJulie MackJon Westergaard
Alyn BeauchampBrent ChiversJim McElfishPeter Wolfe

Norma has suggested that Ad Hoc make a group donation to one of Nancy's chosen organizations.
[Sept 2004: Ad Hoc has made a $250 donation to Capital Hospice.]
NANCY T. BRES MULENEX
May 25, 1951 — July 15, 2004

ALL SOULS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Reverend John David van Dooren, Rector
Polly Mitchell, Organist
When thou hast Christ,
thou art rich and hast enough.
Thomas à Kempis
A Celebration of Life
The people's responses are in boldface and italic.
PRELUDE
SACRED SONG Holy, Holy, Holy
The Washington Saengerbund
Nicaea
ENTRANCE ANTHEMS (All stand)
COLLECT
FIRST READINGWisdom 3:1-5, 9
PSALM 121 (Read in unison)BCP 473
SACRED SONG Psalm 126
Ad Hoc Singers
Salamone Rossi
SECOND READING1 John 3:1-2
HYMN 376Hymn to Joy
GOSPEL READINGJohn 14:1-6a
HOMILYOlivia Hilton
Candidate for Holy Horders
SACRED SONG "Sing to me of Heaven"
Sacred Harp Group
John Massengale, 1850
THE LORD'S PRAYER
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
  PEOPLE: Lord, hear our prayer (In response to each petition.)
SACRED SONG Evening Hymn
William Commins, baritone
Purcell
ALL SOULS CHOIR Sicut cervus Palestrina
THE COMMENDATIONBCP 482
SACRED SONG Pie Jesu
Rachel Barham, sporano
Fauré
RECESSIONAL HYMN 680St. Anne
POSTLUDE

A reception follows in the undercroft.
Members of the Washington Sängerbund sang the Sanctus (Heilig, Heilig, Heilig) from Franz Schubert's Deutsche Messe.
Info on Shape-Note singing. The group present sang Wondrous Love and Hallelujah, instead of Sing to Me of Heaven.
The All Souls Church Choir sang an additional piece that was not listed on the program, a modern setting of Arise my love, my fair one, and come away.

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