2021 Fall 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.


6 William Tyndale & Miles Coverdale
The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Friedell in F

13 Teresa of Avila
The Rev. John Drymon
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Tallis fauxbourdons

20 St. Luke the Evangelist
The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston
Men of the Cathedral Choir
Service: Bairstow in E-flat

27 St. Simon & St. Jude, Apostles
The Rev. Peter Faass
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: G. Ives “Edington”


3 Richard Hooker
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Wooster
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Noble in A minor

10 Leo the Great
The Rev. John Kennedy
Choristers of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
Service: Dyson in C minor

17 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby
The Rev. Adrienne Koch
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Howells “Collegium Regale”


1 Charles de Foucauld
The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Stanford in G 

8 Karl Barth
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Eckelmeyer “Trinity Hodie”

Other evening services at Trinity Cathedral include:

Sunday, October 3
5 p.m. Solemn Sung Eucharist

Sunday, November 7
4:00 p.m. Evensong with Blessing of the New Organ

Sunday, December 5
4:00 p.m. Lessons & Carols for Advent

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