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St John's Cathedral

Evensong Choir

St John's Cathedral is one of the few establishments within the whole of Southeast Asia that offers traditional BCP Choral Evensong services.

Choral Evensong is celebrated on every first and third Sunday of each month at 6.00pm from September to July. This traditional and particularly English style of evening prayer lasts for approximately an hour and contains choral music, hymns, prayers and a sermon.

For many years Choral Evensong were graced by voluntary services of many dedicated musicians. Currently the music is led by the auditioned Evensong Choir. The Choir welcomes experienced singers and capable sight-readers, and is actively recruiting tenors and basses. For more information on joining and audition please contact Cathedral's Assistant Director of Music Alan Tsang (atsang@stjohnscathedral.org.hk).

Forthcoming Choral Evensong:


Sunday 15 September 2019
Dedication Festival

Responses: Edwards
Psalm: 132 (Riding, Alcock)
Canticles: F (Dyson)
Anthem: Te Deum in F (Ireland)

Sunday 6 October 2019
The 16th Sunday after Trinity

Responses: Barnard
Psalm: 142 (Hesford)
Canticles: A (Sumsion)
Anthem: Be thou my vision (Rutter)

Sunday 20 October 2019
The 18th Sunday after Trinity

Responses: Jones
Psalm: 149 (Harwood)
Canticles: G (Sumsion)
Anthem: Come, Holy Ghost (arr Malcolm)

Sunday 3 November 2019
All Saints' Sunday

Responses: Clucas
Psalm: 148 (Stanford)
Canticles: D (Moeran)
Anthem: Give us the wings of faith (Bullock)

Sunday 17 November 2019
The 2nd Sunday before Advent

Responses: Smith
Psalm: 97 (Hale)
Canticles: Bb (Stanford)
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)

Sunday 8 December 2019
The 2nd Sunday of Advent

Responses: Radcliffe
Psalm: 11 (Goss)
Canticles: G (Stanford)
Anthem: How beauteous are their feet (Stanford)