Choral Evensong

At 5 o’clock on the first Sunday of each month during the academic year, St. Francis in the Fields offers a music recital and a service of Choral Evensong. This service is sung by the treble choristers, assisted by adult altos, tenors and basses. Evensong attracts parishioners and others from the community who appreciate this gem of traditional Anglican worship.

Here are the recitals and Choral Evensong settings for 2017-2018 (recitals are listed first after each date; evensong settings follow).


October 1, 2017

                James Rightmyer, organ (St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church)

                                Dupré, Prelude and Fugue in g minor                                      

                                Elgar, “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations                

                                Pinkham, When the morning stars sang together              

                                Widor, “Allegro” from Symphony VI                        

                Evensong Repertoire

                                Neary Responses

                                Bairstow in G

                                Boyle, Thou, O God, Art Praised in Sion



November 5, 2017

                Cheri Kelley, Nicholas Finch, Michael Beattie (violin, cello, organ)              

                                Rheinberger, Suite for Violin, Cello, and Organ

                Evensong Repertoire

                                Neary Responses

                                Hogan, Mount St. Alban

                                Stanford, And I Saw Another Angel



December 4, 2017

                Students of the Academy of Music at St. Francis in the Fields

                Evensong Repertoire

                                Ayleward Responses

                                Brewer in g

                                Hovhaness, Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

                                Klatslow, Cover Me with the Night



February 4, 2018


                Joshua Bullock, organ (St. Mary's on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama)

                                Sam Batt Owens, Trumpet Tune in G

                                Scheidt, Veni Creator Spiritus

                                Locklair, The Peace May Be Exchanged

                                Franck, Chorale in a minor

                Evensong Repertoire

                                Brewer in g

                                Near, St. Mark’s Service

                                Piccolo, The Key

                                Judith Bingham, The clouded heaven


March 4, 2018


                Sarah MacDonald, organ (Selwyn College, Cambridge, England)

                                Dupré, Prélude et Fugue, sur le nom d’Alain

                                Bach, Lenten Chorales

                Evensong Repertoire

                                Gabriel Jackson, Tewkesbury Service

                                Piccolo Responses

                                Gardiner, Evening Hymn

This Sunday

September 24

Nursery opens at 8:45am

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (no music)

9:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (organ and choir)
          -- with Children's Church

10:15am Education Hour
          -- Adult Education (Upstairs)
          -- Sunday school (Downstairs)
          -- Youth Group (Vicarage)

11:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (organ and choir)
          -- with Children's Church

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