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A Choral Evensong on Holy Cross Day

Saturday, September 14 at 6pm. The first choral evensong of the program year on the occasion of Holy Cross Day. Featuring the Cathedral Choir with the visiting Choir of Queens’ College, Cambridge (UK), directed by Ralph Allwood and Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery. Service setting and music by Bernard Rose, Charles Villiers Stanford and Henry Balfour Gardiner.

The Cathedral welcomes back lifelong parishioner and former chorister Blandine Jacquet, who serves as the Senior Organ Scholar at Queens’. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (

For more about the tradition of Choral Evensong, please click here for articles in The Guardian or The New York Times.