Choral Evensong

First Sunday of the month, October–June, 4:30–5 p.m., Cathedral Nave

The ancient practice of singing evening prayers is a longstanding tradition in cathedrals throughout the world, particularly those of the Anglican tradition. The Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, a intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. All are welcome.

About the Evensong Choir

This ensemble consists of advanced Choristers and members of the Schola of the Choir School, plus twelve to twenty auditioned adult singers. They offer Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition on the first Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m., October through May or June, and sing occasional special liturgies at Christmas and in Holy Week. This choir served as Choir in Residence for a week at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, and a week at Ely Cathedral, in July, 2018. They anticipate additional residencies in English cathedrals approximately every three years.

2019–2020 Season

October 6 – The Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, observed

November 3 – The Feast of All Saints, observed

December 1 – "O" Antiphons Liturgy at 7 p.m. *

January 5 – A Service of Lessons and Carols on the Eve of the Feast of the Epiphany **

February 2 – The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

March 1 – The First Sunday in Lent

April 5 – Palm Sunday (with Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time)

May 3 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter (sung together with the choir of Epiphany Parish, Seattle) – CANCELLED

June 7 – Trinity Sunday

* O Antiphons at 7 p.m. will take the place of Evensong on this day.
** Epiphany Lessons and Carols at 4:30 will take the place of Evensong on this day.

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