This year, the Choirs of the American Cathedral in Paris will be bringing the ancient Anglican tradition of Evensong back to life in the City of Lights.
Evensong is a centuries-old musical tradition and has its roots in 16th-century England, when Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury under Henry VIII, took parts of the existing offices of compline and vespers and shaped a new service of evening prayer called Evensong.
Although increasingly popular in England, Evensong is rarely performed in Paris. The American Cathedral is therefore thrilled to announce our scheduled evensongs for this year:
Thursday, 10 May, 5:00 PM, An Ascension Evensong
God is gone up with a triumphant shout!
Join us and be uplifted as we mark Christ’s ascension “far above all heavens that he might fill all things”. The Cathedral Choir will be joined by The English Choir Berlin for this celebratory Evensong.
A reception will follow in the Parish Hall