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 and a music list. Changes to the arrangements may be made if necessitated by Covid restrictions.

COVID-19 protocol:

In accordance with policy of the St. Paul’s Vestry and guidelines of the City of Philadelphia, persons attending services at St. Paul’s, including Choral Evensong on September 26th, are required to wear masks while inside the church buildings. Singers and other service participants are required to be fully vaccinated.  A simple reception will be held outside the church following the Evensong service, weather permitting.

Sunday September 26th, 2021
Choral Evensong

Details and music

Sunday October 24th, 2021
Choral Evensong

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Sunday November 7th, 2021
Choral Eucharist for All Souls | Fauré Requiem

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Sunday November 21st, 2021
Choral Evensong for Christ the King

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Sunday December 19th, 2021
Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Details and music

Sunday January 16th, 2022
Lessons & Carols for Epiphany

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Sunday January 30th, 2022
Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Paul

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Sunday February 27th, 2022
Choral Evensong

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Sunday March 27th, 2022
Choral Evensong

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Sunday May 8th, 2022
Choral Evensong

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Sunday May 22nd, 2022
Choral Evensong at St. Stephen’s, Wilkes-Barre

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