2020 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. Choral Evensong is followed by a community supper ($6 suggested donation) and educational programming. Learn more at www.trinitycleveland.org.

February

5 Roger Williams & Anne Hutchinson
The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Friedell in F

12 Charles Freer Andrews
The Rev. Adrienne Koch
Trinity Chamber Singers
Mathias: Jesus College Service

19 Martin Luther
The Rev. Peter Faass
High voices of the Cathedral Choir
Service: Francis Jackson in C

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

March

4 John & Charles Wesley
The Rev. Gayle Catinella
Illuminare Chamber Choir,
Youngstown, OH
Service: Howells in B minor

11 Gregory the Great
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Howells “Collegium Regale”

 

18 Cyril
The Very Rev. Melinda Hall

Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Erie, PA
Service: Dyson in F

25 The Annunciation of Our Lord
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Byrd fauxbourdons

April

1 John Donne
The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Walmisley in D minor

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

15 Wednesday of Easter Week
The Rev. Adrienne Koch
Kristine Caswelch & Kira McGirr
Service: Plainsong

 

22 John Muir and Hudson Stuck
The Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed
Trinity Chamber Singers
David Conte “Trinity Service”

29 Catherine of Siena
The Rt. Rev. Arthur B. Williams
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Kelly in C

May

6 Harriet Starr Cannon
The Rev. David Radzik
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Stanford in A

13 The Martyrs of the Sudan
The Rev. Rosalina Rivera
Choir of First Lutheran Church, Lorain, OH
Service: Brian Wentzel

Other evening services at Trinity Cathedral include:

5 p.m. Solemn Sung Eucharist
on the 1st Sunday of each month:
Feb. 2, March 1, April 5, May 3

Saturday, February 29
Evensong at 3:00 p.m.
Conclusion of Treblefest
directed by Todd Wilson,Music Director at
Trinity Cathedral.

April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday Concert
Ein Deutsches Requiem

(A German Requiem), Op. 45
By Johannes Brahms
Free admission
(a collection will be taken)

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