Choral Evensong

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.


Photo: Trinity Choir at Evensong

Since the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549, Choral Evensong has been an evening offering sung in cathedrals and churches of the Anglican Communion. Choral Evensong is followed by community supper ($5) with educational programs at 7:30 p.m. Podcasts of Choral Evensong services are available here.

Below is a list of Choral Evensong services for the season. Details listed below each date include:
Line 1: The person or event being commemorated (spans history from early centuries A.D. to contemporary figures)
Line 2: Preacher for that evening’s service
Line 3: Choral group singing at the service
Line 4: Evensong is a mostly choral service, sung by the choir on behalf of everyone. One of the core ingredients is a choral setting of the Magnificat (song of Mary) and Nunc dimittis (song of Simeon), two famous and ancient canticles (a song that has words from the Bible) of the Church. There are hundreds of musical settings of these texts, written by composers from the 15th century up to today. The fourth line specifies the setting being sung that day (i.e., on Oct. 28 we’re singing a brand new setting just written for us by San Francisco composer, Mark Winges!)

February 3, 2016

The Dorchester Chaplains
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Stanford in B-flat

February 10

Ash Wednesday
Services at 7:30 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m.
(Cathedral Choir at 6:00 p.m. service)

February 17

Martin Luther, Theologian
The Rev. Lisa Lassen
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Sowerby in E minor

February 24

Saint Matthias the Apostle
Mr. Chris Decatur
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Dyson in D

March 2

Chad, Bishop of Litchfield
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Men of the Cathedral Choir
Service: Bairstow in E-flat

March 9

Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa
The Rev. Canon Kay Rackley
Sopranos & altos of the Cathedral Choir
Moore: Second Service

March 16

Patrick, Bishop of Ireland
Mr. Chris Decatur
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Rubbra in A-flat

March 23

Holy Week
Tenebrae Service at 6:00 p.m.
Trinity Chamber Singers sing music
by Allegri and Poulenc

March 30

Wednesday in Easter Week
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Dyson in F
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

April 6

Richard, Bishop of Chichester
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Walton “Chichester Service”

April 13

George Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Moonyeen Albrecht “Michigan Service”

April 20

Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Rev. Gayle Catinella
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: David Conte “Trinity Service”

April 27

Christina Rossetti, poet
The Rev. Keith Owen
Choirs of St. Paul’s, Akron
Service: Walmisley in D minor

May 4

Monnica, Mother of Augustine
The Rev. Jimmy W. Madsen
The Choir of 1st Lutheran Church, Lorain
Service: Plainsong

May 11

Frances Perkins, Public Servant
Mr. Adam Spencer
Salem Youth Chorus
Service: Stanford in C

May 18

Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer and jurist
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Howells “Collegium Regale”

Other evening services at Trinity Cathedral include:
5 p.m. Solemn Sung Eucharist
on the first Sunday of each month
Feb. 7
March 6
April 3
May 1

Saturday, February 27
Evensong at 3:00 p.m.
Conclusion of Treblefest, directed
by Stephen Cleobury, organist of
King’s College, Cambridge, England


Summer Sundays - services at 8 and 10 a.m. Come casual and cool!