2022 Spring Choral Evensong Schedule

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.

February

2 The Presentation of Christ
The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Stanford in B-flat

9 Bakhita, Monastic
The Rev. Anna Sutterisch
Trinity Chamber Singers
Gibbons “Short Service”

16 Janani Luwum
The Rev. Noah Sutterisch
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Dyson in C

23 St. Matthias
The Rev. Adrienne Koch
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Rubbra in A-flat

March

2 Ash Wednesday
Services at 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
The Cathedral Choir sings
music by Allegri and Farrant
at the 6:00 p.m. service

9 Gregory of Nyssa
The Rev. Alex Martin
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Farrant “Short Service”

16 Vincent de Paul & Louise de Marillac
The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Walnmisley in D minor

 

23 Oscar Romero
The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Wesley in G

30 John Donne
The Rev. Brad Purdom
High voices of the Cathedral Choir
Moore: Second Service

April

6 Harriet Starr Cannon
Trinity Chamber Singers
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Byrd fauxbourdons

13 Tenebrae Service at 6:00 p.m.
Trinity Chamber Singers
The Lamentations by Robert White

20 Wednesday of Easter Week
Service: Harris in A

27 Zita of Tuscany
The Rev. Peter Faass
Choristers of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
Moore: Canterbury Service

May

4 Monica
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Mathias “Jesus College”

11 Johann Arndt & Jacob Boehme
The Rev. Jessie Dodson
Illuminare Chamber Choir (Youngstown, OH)
Phillips: St. Luke’s Service

18 Thurgood Marshall
The Rev. Adrienne Koch
Trinity Cathedral Choir
David Conte “Trinity Service”

Other evening services at Trinity Cathedral include:

5 p.m. Solemn Sung Eucharist
Held on the 1st Sunday of each month:
Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5

Monday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Benefit Concert for Music & Art at Trinity
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Parker Ramsy, harpist

Good Friday Choral Concert
April 15, 7:30p.m.
Robert White: The Lamentations
John Rutter: Requiem

Friday, April 29 7:30 p.m.
David Briggs: Requiem
(for all who have died from Covid)
The Singers Club of Cleveland with men of the Trinity Cathedral Choir

Evensong hangs on the wall of English life like an old, familiar cloak passed through the generations. Rich with prayer and scripture, it is nevertheless totally non-threatening. It is a service into which all can stumble without censure—a rambling old house where everyone can find some corner to sit and think, to listen with half-attention, trailing a few absent-minded fingers of faith or doubt in its passing stream. Most religious celebrations gather us around a table of some sort. They hand us a book, or a plate, or speak a word of demanding response. They want to ‘touch’ us. Choral Evensong is a liturgical expression of Christ’s Nolle me tangere – ‘Do not touch me. I have not yet ascended to my Father’ (St. John 20:17). It reminds us that thresholds can be powerful places of contemplation; and that leaving someone alone with their thoughts is not always denying them hospitality or welcome.

Stephen Hough