Choral Evensong: Music of C.V. Stanford

Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m.

Anglo-Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford died 100 years ago on March 31, and we are celebrating his legacy at Evensong on April 14 at 4 p.m. Stanford left an indelible mark on British music. His music for the Anglican liturgy, well-crafted and accessible, is sung and performed daily in parish churches, college chapels, and great cathedrals alike. His secular music - symphonies, chamber music, and operas - have received renewed appreciation in recent years, thanks in large part to the advocacy of The Stanford Society. Stanford was also a prominent teacher of composition, mentoring luminaries of 20th-century English music such as Vaughan Williams, Holst, Coleridge-Taylor, Howells, Ireland, Bridge, Bliss, and many others at the Royal College of Music.

Pre-Evensong Lecture at 3 p.m. in Kyle's Place

We are delighted to welcome John Covell, chairman of The Stanford Society and parishioner at St. Chrysostom's Church, who will give a lecture in Kyle's Place  (located on the ground floor of 65 E Huron) at 3 p.m. on Stanford's life and prodigious output, focusing especially on his connections to the city of Chicago. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. and last approximately 50 minutes before Evensong begins at 4 p.m. After Evensong, you are cordially invited to a reception sponsored by the Stanford Society and by St. James parishioners Dr. Hak Wong and Mike Hess.

Choral Repertoire:

Stanford - Beati quorum via
Rose - Preces & Responses
Stanford - Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A Major
Stanford - Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

Plan your visit

When you visit St. James Cathedral, expect to receive a warm welcome! Whether you are a committed follower of Christ, a first-time visitor who is joining a friend, or fall somewhere in between, you're not just welcome, you belong.

It is not uncommon for people to either dress casually or formally when visiting the Cathedral. Our priority is that you to feel comfortable. Children are always welcome at St. James. There is an open space to the front right of the pews for children to play under your supervision and a changing station for parents of our youngest members under the church in the restrooms.

The cathedral is accessible to people with limited mobility. An access ramp is located at the west end of the building, 65 E. Huron St.

Map & Parking

We are conveniently located 2 blocks from the red line. Exit at Chicago Avenue, then south two blocks to the corner of Wabash and Huron.

We are one block west from the 3, 10, 26, 146, 147, and 151 bus lines on Michigan Avenue. Exit at Superior or Erie if southbound, exit at Huron if northbound.

Reduced-rate parking is available at ROW Parking Garage, 50 E Ohio Street, for $2 up to 6 hours. Parking is also available at Ohio Ontario Self Park, 33 W Ontario, for $11 up to 18 hours daily. Get a reduced-rate parking voucher from the St. James Commons reception desk.