Choral Evensong
Wednesdays monthly (term time)

* Sublime choral music
* Professional choir
* Perfect acoustics in a beautiful building
* Beautiful liturgy at the end of the day
* Space for socially distanced seating

Services here at St Stephen Walbrook take place during the working week – before and after work and at lunchtimes. Choral Evensong provides an opportunity to reflect with beautiful music at the end of the working day. The service of Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, incorporating elements of the Offices of Vespers and Compline following the liturgy set out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer.

Join our choir to hear beautiful music set amongst passages of spoken liturgy and moments of contemplative silence.

Choral Evensong usually takes place on Wednesday once a month during the choir’s term time *(check dates on our Events calendar at this link).  except in June when the service is held before our annual Summer Party and in August, when our choir take a break.

We rely on generous donations to support our work. Please donate online at this link if you are able.

Service Times and Dates for this Term:

Due to the Easter break there will be no Choral Evensong in April.
Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 6.15pm
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 6.15pm

Music List:

Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 6.15pm

Introit: Marenzio O Rex Gloriae
Responses: Forbes L’Estrange
Psalm: Psalm 47
Canticles: Gibbons Short Service
Anthem: Vaughan WIlliams O Clap Your Hands

Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 6.15pm

Introit: Ne irascaris Domine – Byrd
Responses: Byrd
Psalm 3
Canticles: Second Service – Byrd
Anthem: Civitas sancti tui – Byrd
Hymns: Glory to thee my God this night, The duteous day now closeth

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 at 6.15pm

Introit: Sweet day – Vaughan Williams
Responses: Ayleward
Psalm 119. 89-104 (chant by Goss)
Hymn: Teach me my God and King
Canticles: Sumsion in A
Anthem: Come my way, my truth, my life – Vaughan Williams arr. Andrew Earis
Hymn: King of Glory, King of Peace

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 at 6.15pm

Introit: Hail gladdening light – Wood
Responses: Piccolo
Psalm 122
Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense – Leighton
Anthem: Candlemas – Cecilia McDowall