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Evensong Schedule 2017-2018

If you love evensong, this is the page to find the next one taking place near you. Evensong is a Colour_My_Musictraditional English service of evening prayer, typically sung by the choir with some parts for the congregation.* Please note that St. Michael and All Angel’s, Winnipeg, has a beautiful chant Evensong every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. which is not listed below because of its regularity.

All the King’s Men sing at St. John’s College Chapel Sundays at 7:00 p.m. The Evensongs at All Saints’, St. George’s (Crescentwood) and St. Luke are at 4:00 p.m. The services are subject to change. You can double-check at the respective websites.

October

  • Oct 1: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.
  • Oct 15: St. George’s (Crescentwood), 4:00 p.m.
  • Oct 22: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • Oct 29: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

November

  • Nov 5: St. John’s College (Compline), 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov 12: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • Nov 26: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

December

  • Dec 3: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.

January

  • Jan 7: All the King’s Men, 7:00 p.m.
  • Jan 14: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • Jan 21: St. George’s (Crescentwood), 4:00 p.m.
  • Jan 28: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

February

  • Feb 4: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.
  • Feb 11: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • Feb 25: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

March

  • Mar 4: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.
  • Mar 11: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • Mar 18: St. George’s (Crescentwood), 4:00 p.m.
  • Mar 25: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

April

  • April 8: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 15: St. Luke’s, 4:00 p.m.
  • April 22: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

May

  • May 6: St. John’s College
  • May 27: St. Luke’s, All Saints’, St. George’s (Crescentwood)

June

  • June 3: St. John’s College, 7:00 p.m.
  • June 24: All Saints’, 4:00 p.m.

* Choral Evensong is a tiny fragment of something else: the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every half-hour in every part of the world. When you go to Evensong it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and people which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead. Evensong offers to us the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music that is especially selected to bring us into deeper understanding of the mysteries of our faith.

You may expect hymns, readings, psalms, canticles, and anthems sung by a choir. The services last approximately 45-60 minutes.

In choral Evensong the choir sings on “behalf of” the assembled congregation. The settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimities are usually sung by the choir alone. The suffrages (prayers) and the responses between the priest and people are also sung between the priest and choir on behalf of the people. This allows the congregation time to meditate and enter into deeper prayer through words and music. The congregation joins in the singing of the hymns, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer, and joins in silent meditation through the prayers and canticles.

As important as it is for us to have time to reflect and ponder the mysteries of our lives, it is also important that we have fellowship with those in our communities.