St. Mary’s Choirs offers Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in October and from January through May (In November, December, and January, other seasonal choral services are offered.) The service is sung by the choir; the congregation participates by listening, praying with open ears and open hearts.
At the English Reformation the monastic daily offices of Vespers and Compline were combined into one service called Evening Prayer or Evensong for use in cathedrals and parishes. At Choral Evensong the choir takes a primary role in offering prayer and praise on behalf of the congregation. Because of the rich and vast corpus of music written for Evensong by composers across the centuries to our present day, Choral Evensong has become one of the glories of our Anglican tradition.
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