Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

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A SERVICE OF CHORAL MATTINS for Remembrance Sunday Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Mattins, the morning counterpart to Evensong, is drawn from elements of the monastic prayer offices of Matins, Lauds and Prime. While Choral Mattins has been sadly forgotten in many churches, this jewel of Anglican worship is a tradition carefully preserved . . . → Read More: Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

Choral Evensong for All Saints Tide

Dürer Adoration of the Trinity

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 6:00 PM The Sunday in the Octave of the Feast of All Saints

Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir on the First Sunday of the Month, the service begins . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong for All Saints Tide

Choral Evensong for Michaelmas

St Michael and the Dragon

October 1st, 2017 6:00 PM

Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6:00 PM and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

This month’s service, sung . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong for Michaelmas

September Hymnfest Report

The Choirmaster sends the following note: Dear Friends of Saint Stephen’s Music:

Kudos to everyone who participated in this past Sunday’s Hymnfest which raised $1,433 in aid of the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Your generosity is inspiring. Thank you for joining us in offering assistance to our fellow Americans in their time . . . → Read More: September Hymnfest Report

Labor Day Hymnfest in aid of the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Sunday, 3 September 2017 at 6:00 PM

For many Maryland families, Labor Day is traditionally celebrated in superheated automobiles in miles-long traffic jams in locations like the Bay Bridge or on I-95. Why not buck this trend and celebrate the last public holiday of summer by singing your favourite hymns in the comfort . . . → Read More: Labor Day Hymnfest in aid of the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

David Ridgely Riley, 1947—2017

It is with great sadness that St Stephen’s announces the death of David Ridgley Riley, former choirmaster and organist at St Stephen’s. Mr Riley passed away at home on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 (edited to correct date). A memorial service will be held at St Stephen’s on Saturday, February 11th, 2017, at 11:00 AM. Meanwhile, . . . → Read More: David Ridgely Riley, 1947—2017

Christmas Schedule for 2016

altar on christmas eve

St Stephen’s Christmastide service schedule has been posted. It’s actually pretty much the same as it has been for the last few years. But you’ll want to mark your calendars for the Choral Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve (10:30 PM on Saturday, December 24th—the service ends around midnight), because it’s always a very . . . → Read More: Christmas Schedule for 2016

Now hiring choirboys – apply today!

schola woodcut

Saint Stephen’s Choir Academy, the voice-training programme which provides the boy choristers for our parish choir, is looking for new recruits. If you know a family member, friend, neighbour, or random kid on the street who enjoys singing, wishes to receive a free classical music education, and who might be interested in getting paid in . . . → Read More: Now hiring choirboys – apply today!