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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 5.00pm 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:


3 July 2022 / 5:00pm
St Thomas
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 139
Canticles: A (Sumsion)
Anthem: Thou shalt know him (Sirett)

17 July 2022 / 5:00pm
The Fifth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Campkin
Psalm: 81
Canticles: Tone VIIIi & Vi (Fauxbourdon) (Morley)
Anthem: Like as a hart (Novello)

7 August 2022 / 5:00pm
The Eighth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Ebdon
Psalm: 108
Canticles: C (Stanford)
Anthem: The secret of Christ (Shepard)

21 August 2022 / 5:00pm
The Tenth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Byrd
Psalm: 119v49-56
Canticles: F (Dyson)
Anthem: Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (Harris)

4 September 2022 / 5:00pm
The Twelfth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Stollery
Psalm: 121
Canticles: Evening Service with Fauxbourdons (Lindley)
Anthem: O God, thou art my God (Purcell) 

18 September 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Clucas
Psalm: 132
Canticles: B-flat (Stanford)
Anthem: Te Deum Laudamus (Marston)