Choral Evensong

About Evensong

Evensong is the name for the Service of Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. This service has been the principal evening liturgy of the Anglican and Episcopal tradition since the year 1549, when Thomas Cranmer combined the two monastic services of Vespers and Compline. Typically in Choral Evensong the main elements are sung by the choir. We are blessed with an immense and rich repertoire of musical settings specifically composed for this liturgy, that date from the 16th century to the present day. The congregation participates in the hymns and spoken sections of the liturgy, as well as in quiet prayer and meditation throughout the service. Many find the musical expression of the scripture and prayers to be a means of drawing nearer to the presence of God.

Choral Evensong and other special evening service dates

All services begin at 5:00pm. Links at each date will provide further details, a music list, and livestream links.

St. Paul’s Services Archived on YouTube

Sunday September 25th, 2022
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Adult Choir
Details and music

Sunday October 16th, 2022
Choral Evensong
Sung by the Choristers of St. Paul’s and St. Thomas’ Whitemarsh
Details and music

Sunday November 6th, 2022
Choral Eucharist for All Souls | Rutter Requiem

Sung by the Adult Choir
Details and music

Sunday November 20th, 2022
Choral Evensong for Christ the King

Sung by the Adult Choir
Details and music

Sunday December 18th, 2022
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sung by the Adult Choir and Choristers
Details and music

Sunday January 15th, 2023
Epiphany Lessons & Carols

Sung by the Choristers and Adult Schola
Details and music

Sunday January 29th, 2023
Choral Evensong for the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

Sung by the Adult Choir
Details and music

Sunday February 19th, 2023
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Adult Choir and Choristers
Guest Conductor: Robert McCormick
Details and music

Sunday March 19th, 2023
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Adult Choir
Details and music

Sunday April 30th, 2023
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Adult Choirs of St. Paul’s and St. Martin’s
Details and music

 

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