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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:


1 August 2021 / 5:00pm
The Ninth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Ebdon
Psalm: 88v1-9 (Goss)
Canticles: Canticles for Four-Part Chorus (Vaughan Williams)
Anthem: Upon your heart (Daley)  

15 August 2021 / 5:00pm
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Responses: Radcliffe
Psalm: 132 (Riding, Alcock)
Canticles: in G (Fauxbourdon) (Cooper)
Anthem: Ave Maria (Elgar)  

5 September 2021 / 5:00pm
The Fourteenth Sunday of Trinity
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 119v49-56 (Crotch)
Canticles: in B-flat (Stanford)
Anthem: Give almes of thy goods (Tye)  

19 September 2021 / 5:00pm
Dedication Festival
Responses: Edwards
Psalm: 132 (Riding, Alcock)
Canticles: Evensing Canticles in F (Dyson)
Anthem: Te Deum in F (Darke)