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

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 2021

Joseph Arndt and Adam Pajan, organists/choirmasters



August 15 - The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 1 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in G - Robert Cooke

Canticles in C - Jack H. Ossewaarde

Ave maris stella - Judith Weir



August 22 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Anglican Chant in G - Scott Cantrell

Canticles in F - Michael Bedford

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



August 29 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 1 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant after Tonus peregrinus - David Willcocks

Canticles in B minor - T. Tertius Noble

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Herbert Howells



September 5 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 1 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E-flat - Kellow J. Pye

Canticles in B minor - Herbert Howells

I was glad - David Hurd



September 12 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 1 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E - C. Hubert H. Parry

Canticles in G - Charles Villiers Stanford

Draw us in the Spirit's tether - Harold Friedell



September 19 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Ubi caritas - Ola Gjeilo

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E-flat - Edward C. Bairstow

Collegium Regale Canticles - Herbert Howells

I was glad - C. Hubert H. Parry



September 26 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in D - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Anglican Chant in C - after Martin Luther

Canticles in C - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Sicut cervus - Palestrina



October 3 - The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (transferred)

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in D - Adam Pajan

Gloucester Canticles - Herbert Howells

O clap your hands - John Rutter



October 10 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in G - Scott Cantrell

Canticles in E - Herbert Murrill

Judge eternal - Gerre Hancock



October 17 - The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant after Tonus peregrinus - David Willcocks

Canticles in F minor - Pelham Humfrey

Greater Love Hath No Man - John Ireland



October 24 - The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

5:30 p.m.

Sung by the Parish Choir

Preces and Responses - Maxine Thevenot

Anglican Chant in E-flat - Kellow J. Pye

Canticles in C - Charles Villiers Stanford

O how amiable - Ralph Vaughan Williams