Choral Evensong is a meditative service where almost everything is sung by the choir. It traces its history to the monasteries where monks were called to prayer multiple times a day. In many cathedrals, this tradition is still very much alive in the daily service of Choral Evensong.
At Christ Church Cathedral, we offer Choral Evensong every Sunday a 4.00 p.m. sung ether by the Cathedral Choir or the Cathedral Schola as well as every Wednesday during the Cathedral School's term sung by the Young Choristers.
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“Evensong hangs on the wall of life like an old, familiar cloak passed through the generations. Rich with prayer and scripture, it is nevertheless totally nonthreatening. It is a service into which all can stumble without censure – a rambling old house where everyone can find some corner to sit and think, to listen with half-attention, trailing a few absentminded fingers of faith or doubt in its passing stream.” (Stephen Hough, pianist.)