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St John's Cathedral

Evensong Choir

St John's Cathedral is the only establishment within the whole of Southeast Asia that offers 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. 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 9 December 2018
The 2nd Sunday of Advent
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 75 (Walmisley)
Canticles: Evening Service with Fauxbourdon (Lindley)
Anthem: Zion, at thy shining gates (Bohemian arr Guest)
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Sunday 6 January 2019
The Epiphany
Responses: Nardone
Psalm: 98 (Booth)
Canticles: B-flat (Stanford)
Anthem: O for a closer walk with God (Stanford)
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Sunday 20 January 2019
The 3rd Sunday of Epiphany (Unity Sunday)
Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 96 (Middleton)
Canticles: Evening Service with Fauxbourdon (Lindley)
Anthem: Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (Cooper)
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Sunday 3 February 2019
Candlemas
Responses: Nardone
Psalm: 132 (Riding)
Canticles: G (Stanford)
Anthem: I was glad (Rawsthorne)
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Sunday 17 February 2019
The 3rd Sunday before Lent
Responses: Byrd (5-part)
Psalm: 6 (Monk)
Canticles: Second Setting in E-flat (Wood)
Anthem: Let thy merciful ears, O Lord (Mudd)
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Sunday 3 March 2019
The Sunday Next before Lent
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 89 v5-13 (Hopkins)
Canticles: C (Stanford)
Anthem: The secret of Christ (Shephard)
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Sunday 17 March 2019
The 2nd Sunday of Lent
Responses: Byrd (5-part)
Psalm: 135 v1-14 (Smart)
Canticles: F (Dyson)
Anthem: Haste thee, O God (Batten)
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