“Evensong hangs on the wall of English life like an old, familiar cloak passed through the generations.” Read Stephen Hough’s article in The Telegraph.http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/stephenhough/100059899/do-not-touch-me-the-wisdom-of-anglican-threshholds/
Choral Evensong is sung weekly by the St.Christopher Singers. Upcoming music is listed below
- September - October 2012
- May - August 2012
Listen to recordings of some Choral Evensong Services at Christ Church Cathedral
"For those who view a well-signposted theological motorway, straight asan arrow, as an unconvincing route to divinity, or who are repelled by
the bleak certainties and bullying self-righteousness of much organised
religion, choral evensong according to the Prayer Book affords
understated hospitality, of that gentle, accepting sort described by
George Herbert, who lived his life by the 1559 BCP, and wrote much verse
about how to use it:
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey'd Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lack'd any thing …
You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat: So I did sit and eat.
'Love (III)', from _The Temple_ (1633)."