Evensong for Everyone
Sunday, July 10th, 2022
Join us for a meditative evening service as our Cathedral Choir showcases service music they will perform as part of their Paris/ Ely Choir residency (July 13th - 25th). Our own Eunjin Choi will provide a prelude organ recital beginning at 4:45 pm.
What is Evensong?
Choral Evensong grew out of the monastic tradition of chanting psalms and praying as a community several times each day. At the time of the creation of the first Anglican Book of Common Prayer, the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline were combined to form Evening Prayer. The convention of singing the service led to the name Evensong (as in Evening Prayer Sung). The service is unique to English cathedrals and collegiate choirs, a tradition that continues to thrive and develop. This contemplative service opens a window into the eternal through the lens of music. A mystical encounter with the sacred finds its voice in the English choral tradition.