Choral Evensong

About Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong is a gem of the Anglican tradition. This service embodies the daily rhythm of prayer observed in churches and cathedrals for centuries, like a continuous conversation between God and the Church. Choral Evensong has generated a rich musical heritage, inspiring countless composers to set the evening canticles to music. Our form of Evensong adheres to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The language may be archaic at times, but the prayer is here and now. Most of the service is sung by the choir, creating a space for meditation, reflection, and transcendence. Choral Evensong is the kind of service in which you can lose yourself - and find a closer presence with God.

Regular Schedule

At St. James, the Cathedral Choir offers a full Choral Evensong at 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month (September through June) and at other special occasions. The service is preceded by an organ prelude at 3:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choristers lead an abbreviated Evensong every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. during the academic term, which is followed by a community supper in Kyle's Place.