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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).


[Public worship services and group activities of St John’s Cathedral are suspended from the 7th to the 20th of January 2022.  Please see our homepage for further information.]


Forthcoming Choral Evensong:


16 January 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Ebdon
Psalm: 96
Canticles: B minor (Tertius Noble)
Anthem: Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (William Harris)

6 February 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Jackson
Psalm: 2
Canticles: G (Charles Villiers Stanford)
Anthem: If ye love me (Bob Chilcott)

20 February 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Barnard
Psalm: 147v12-20
Canticles: G minor (Henry Purcell)
Anthem: God omnipotent reigneth (arr Charles Wood)

6 March 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 119v73-88
Canticles: G (Herbert Sumsion)
Anthem: O that I knew where I might find him (W Sternadale Bennett)

20 March 2022 / 5:00pm
Responses: Byrd 5-Part
Psalm: 12
Canticles: Short Service (Orland Gibbons)
Anthem: These are they that follow the Lamb (John Goss)