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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 7 July 2019
The 3rd Sunday after Trinity 

Responses: Edwards
Psalm: 65 (Garrett)
Canticles: The Wells Service (Skempton)
Anthem: Holy is the true light (Harris)

Evensong Choir are on summer break in August.
Choral Evensong in August will be led by choir Die Konzertisten.

Sunday 4 August 2019
The 7th Sunday after Trinity
Responses: Martin
Psalm: 107v1-16 (Attwood, Elvey)
Canticles: Magnificat Op164 (Stanford), Nunc Dimittis (Holst)
Anthem: Where does the uttered music goes? (Walton)

Sunday 18 August 2019
The 9th Sunday after Trinity
Responses: Dibble (after Parry)
Psalm: 119v17-24 (Howells)
Canticles: Worcester Service (Howells)
Anthem: Lo! God is here! (Moore) 


Sunday 1 September 2019
The 11th Sunday after Trinity

Responses: Radcliffe
Psalm: 119v81-96 (West, Cooper)
Canticles: G with Fauxbourdon (Cooper)
Anthem: The Beatitudes (Stopford)

Sunday 15 September 2019
Dedication Festival

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