Thursday Evensong: Online
March 26, 2020
Filled with joyful music, some regard Evensong as one of the most beautiful and prayerful liturgies in the Anglican tradition, especially as celebrated in cathedrals. During this time when we cannot gather for worship in person, Grace Cathedral is offering Evensong online, layering images from the cathedral and its people over audio of past Evensong services.
Evensong expands the daily Evening Prayer service prayed by Episcopalians and Anglicans all over the world, with music by the cathedral choir. Combining elements from both Evening Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer), Evensong includes chants and anthems by the choir, readings from scripture, hymns sung by the congregation, and prayers for the church, the local community, and the wider world.
Tonight’s Evensong was recorded during Lent on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Click here to follow along in the leaflet. You will hear:
- The Rev. Andy Lobban officiating
- The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, directed by Benjamin Bachmann, the Diana Dollar Knowles Canon Director of Music
- Responses by William Byrd
- Psalm 119:9-16 sung to a chant by Frederick A. G. Ousley
- Hebrews 5:5-10, read by the Rev. Sally Bingham
- Canticles: Evening Service in E major by Herbert Murrill
- John 12:20-33, read by Kathy Kirkpatrick
- Anthem: Timor et tremor by Francis Poulenc
- Prayers led by the Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger
- Hymns: 455 and 665 from The Episcopal Hymnal 1982
- Organ voluntaries: Plainte from Suite brève and De profundis from Neuf pièces by Jean Langlais, played by Lawrence Thain
During the academic year, our boy choristers sing at Thursday Evensong along with the men of the cathedral choir. When school is not in session, Evensong is sung by the men of the Choir.
Free and open to all