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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:


9 April 2020
MAUNDY THURSDAY (Sung Eucharist)
Setting: Merbecke
Psalm: 116v1-2, 11-16 (Goss)
Antiphons for Washing of Feet
Anthem: Tantum ergo (de Severac)
Psalm 22 for Stripping of Altar

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12 April 2020     
Easter Day Festal Evensong
Responses: Ebdon
Psalm: 66v1-11 (Elvey)
Canticle: Canticles for 4-Part Chorus (Vaughan Williams)
Anthem: Te Deum in F (Ireland)

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19 April 2020     
The Second Sunday of Easter
Responses: Edwards
Psalm: 30v1-5 (Turle)
Canticle: E-flat (Wood) 
Anthem: O voice of the beloved! (Ives)

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3 May 2020     
Outreach Sunday
Responses: Jones
Psalm: 29 (Attwood)
Canticle: Evensing Service with Fauxbourdons (Lindley) 
Anthem: Sing ye to the Lord (Bairstow)

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7 June 2020     
Outreach Sunday
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 98 (Walmisley) + 150 (Foster)
Canticle: D (Ashworth) 
Anthem: God the Holy Trinity (Halls)

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14 June 2020     
Corpus Christi - Evensong with Benediction
Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 23 (Riding)
Canticle: G (Sumsion) 
Anthem: Panis angelicus (Franck)

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14 June 2020     
Corpus Christi - Evensong with Benediction
Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 23 (Riding)
Canticle: G (Sumsion) 
Anthem: Panis angelicus (Franck)
with Hymns for Devotion to the Blessed Sacraments

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