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.


Throughout the summer, Choral Evensong is offered by a small group of between three and five singers. The full Chamber Choir will return on Sunday, August 21, 2022.


Howells Canticles

Over the next two years, the Chamber Choir will undertake a major project in learning the rest of the complete 20 Evening Canticle settings of Herbert Howells (1892-1983). Several are already offered regularly, but there are over a dozen more. In Fall 2021 Howells canticles will be offered on September 5 and 19, October 3, and November 7. The complete Canticles will be offered in a special Choral Evensong series in 2023, the 40th anniversary of Howells’ death.



Choral Evensong Music List for Fall 2022


August 21 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set One - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant (Psalm 111) - Scott Cantrell

Anglican Chant (Psalms 112, 113) - Zachary Malavolti

Canticles in C - Charles Villiers Stanford

Sicut cervus - Palestrina


August 28 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set One - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant (Psalm 114) - David Willcocks

Canticles in B minor - Herbert Howells

I was glad - David Hurd


September 4 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set Two - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant (Psalm 103) - Kellow J. Pye

Westminster Canticles - Herbert Howells

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Herbert Howells


September 11 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Mark Dwyer, guest choirmaster

Preces and Responses, Set Two - Adam Pajan

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

Sarum Canticles - Herbert Howells

Anthem - TBD


September 18 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set Two - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant (Psalm 34) - Edward C. Bairstow

Canticles in G - Charles Villiers Stanford

Draw us in the Spirit's tether - Harold Friedell


September 25 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set Two - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant (Psalm 19) - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Anglican Chant (Psalm 46) - Martin Luther

Gloucester Canticles - Herbert Howells

Greater Love Hath No Man - John Ireland


October 2 - The Seventeeth Sunday after Pentecost

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 145) - Adam Pajan

Canticles in C - Jack H. Ossewaarde

O taste and see - Joseph Rivers


October 9 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 111) - Scott Cantrell

Anglican Chant (Psalms 112, 113) - Zachary Malavolti

St. John's Cambridge Canticles - Herbert Howells

Let the people praise thee, O God - William Mathias


October 16 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 114) - David Willcocks

Canticles in B minor - T. Tertius Noble

Hymn to God the Father - Zachary Malavolti


October 23 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Plainsong Canticles - adapted by Bruce E. Ford

Like as we do put our trust - Charles Wesley, Jr.


October 30 - The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thévenot 

Anglican Chant (Psalm 8) - Zachary Malavolti

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

Canticles in E - Herbert Murrill

Verleih uns Frieden - Felix Mendelssohn


November 6 - All Saints

Preces and Responses - TBD

Anglican Chant (Psalm 150) - Charles Villiers Stanford

Dallas Canticles - Herbert Howells

And I saw a new heaven - Edgar Bainton


November 13 - The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Preces and Responses - TBD

Anglican Chant (Psalm 19) - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Anglican Chant (Psalm 46) - Martin Luther

Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense Canticles - Herbert Howells

Ave Maris Stella - Judith Weir


November 20 - Christ the King

Preces and Responses - TBD

Anglican Chant (Psalm 145) - Adam Pajan

Collegium Regale Canticles - Herbert Howells

O clap your hands - John Rutter