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 Winter/Spring 2022

Joseph Arndt and Adam Pajan, organists/choirmasters



January 2 - The Second Sunday after Christmas Day

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in D - Adam Pajan

"Village" Canticles in C - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Here is the little door - Herbert Howells



January 9 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in G - Scott Cantrell

Canticles in A - Herbert Sumsion

The Wise Kings Three - T. Frederick H. Candlyn



January 16 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant after Tonus peregrinus - David Willcocks

Gloucester Canticles - Herbert Howells

Arise, shine - Healey Willan



January 23 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E-flat - Kellow J. Pye

Collegium Regale Canticles - Herbert Howells

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Herbert Howells



January 30 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E - C. Hubert H. Parry

Canticles in G - Charles Villiers Stanford

How lovely are the messengers - Felix Mendelssohn



February 6 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in E-flat - Edward C. Bairstow

St. Peter's Westminster Canticles - Herbert Howells

Epiphany Alleluias - John Weaver



February 13 - The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in D - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Anglican Chant in C after "Ein feste Burg" - Martin Luther

Canticles in C - Charles Villiers Stanford

Draw us in the Spirit's tether - Harold Friedell



February 20 - The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant in D - Adam Pajan

Canticles in E - Herbert Murrill

Let the peoples praise thee, O God - William Mathias



February 27 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

5:30 p.m.

Preces and Responses, Set 2 - Adam Pajan

Anglican Chant after Tonus peregrinus - David Willcocks

Canticles in B minor - Herbert Howells

Festival Te Deum - Benjamin Britten