Choral Evensong, often called the crown jewel of the Anglican tradition, is offered on the first Sunday of the month, September to May, at 5:00pm. This service, almost entirely sung by the choir (no sermon or Eucharist), includes choral settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, psalms, and responses which exemplify some of the richest musical literature in the Anglican tradition.
Those who wish to receive Eucharist are invited to stay for the 6:00pm service in the chapel.
(l to r) the Chappel Royal in Tudor England, Charles Stanford, Joseph Campbell (author of "When rooks fly homeward")
Offered monthly, this sung service of Evening Prayer has been a mainstay in Anglican cathedrals and collegiate chapels continuously since the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The office is sung entirely, with beautiful settings of the evening canticles, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, sung by the choir, and musical settings of the responses. At St. Bartholomew's, the service is strictly the evening office with no sermon or Eucharist attached. The service is sung by an auditioned adult choir along with our treble choristers.
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