Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong is offered every Sunday of the year as well as on various mid-week feast days. It is sung normally by the Chamber Choir, an ensemble of auditioned professional singers. The Parish Choir sings several times throughout the calendar year.



Howells Canticles

A particular emphasis at Saint John's is the music of Herbert Howells (1892-1983). This season, the Chamber Choir is offering his complete 20 Evening Canticle settings.


Choral Evensong Music List for Eiphanytide 2023



January 8 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 111) - Scott Cantrell

Anglican Chant (Psalm 112) - Zachary Malavolti

Anglican Chant (Psalm 113) - Zachary Malavolti

Canticles in A - Herbert Sumsion

Reges de Saba - Florian Leopold Gassmann



January 15 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 114) - David Willcocks, after Tonus peregrinus

Anglican Chant (Psalm 115) - Michael Bedford

Collegium Regale Canticles - Herbert Howells

Arise, shine, for Thy light is come - Healey Willan



January 22 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Timothy Brown, guest conductor

Retired Director of Music, Clare College, Cambridge

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 103) - Kellow J. Pye

Canticles in C - Charles Villiers Stanford

The wise kings three - T. Frederick H. Candlyn



January 29 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses for Guildford Cathedral - Philip Moore

Anglican Chant (Psalm 8) - Zachary Malavolti

Anglican Chant (Psalm 84) - C. Hubert H. Parry

Canticles in B minor - T. Tertius Noble

O taste and see - Ralph Vaughan Williams



February 5 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses for Guildford Cathedral - Philip Moore

Anglican Chant (Psalm 34) - Edward C. Bairstow

St. Paul's Canticles - Herbert Howells

How lovely are the messengers - Felix Mendelssohn



February 12 - The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses for Guildford Cathedral - Philip Moore

Anglican Chant (Psalm 19) - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Anglican Chant (Psalm 46) - Martin Luther, after Ein feste Burg

Westminster Canticles - Herbert Howells

I was glad - David Hurd



February 19 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Preces and Responses for Guildford Cathedral - Philip Moore

Anglican Chant (Psalm 145) - Joseph Barnby

Canticles in E - Herbert Murrill

Epiphany Alleluias - John Weaver