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.

October

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”

November

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”

December

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