FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, OCTOBER–JUNE, 4:30 P.M.
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.
Saint Mark's Evensong Choir pictured in the stalls of Ely Cathedral, U.K., during their residency there in the summer of 2018.
Video of all the the following services may be seen on this page, below.
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
In March 2020, the cathedral building was closed to the public. The following Evensong services were offered in a socially-distanced fashion, with limited personnel and without congregation.
April 5 – Palm Sunday
May 3 – [no Evensong service]
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.