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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:


6 Dec 2020
The Second Sunday of Advent
Responses: Smith
Psalm: 40v14-21 (Cooper, Smart)
Canticles: E (Murrill)
Anthem: A tender shoot (Goldschmidt)

24 Dec 2020 / 6:30pm
Carols for Christmas Eve 

3 Jan 2021
The Epiphany
Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 98 (Booth)
Canticles: Evening Service with Fauxbourdons (Lindley)
Anthem: Here is the little door (Howells)

17 Jan 2021
Unity Sunday
Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 96 (Middleton)
Canticles: G (Cooper)
Anthem: May the grace of Christ our Saviour (Lole) 

7 Feb 2021
The Second Sunday before Lent
Responses: Jones
Psalm: 65 (Garrett)
Canticles: C (Stanford)
Anthem: Look at the world (Rutter) 

21 Feb 2021
The First Sunday of Lent
Responses: Byrd 5-Part
Psalm: 119v17-32 (Matthews, Riding)
Canticles: E-Flat (Wood)
Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure) 

7 Mar 2021
The Third Sunday of Lent
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 12 (Hopkins)
Canticles: F (Dyson)
Anthem: Go down Moses from 'A Child of our Time' (Tippett) 

21 Mar 2021
The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)
Responses: Ebdon
Psalm: 34v1-10 (Trent)
Canticles: C for 4-Part Chorus (Vaughan Williams)
Anthem: Lord, who has formed me (Godfrey)