Choral Evensong

St Michael and the Dragon

Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 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 of Men & Boys on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6pm and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

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Save Daylight with Choral Mattins

It’s that time of year again: time to set our clocks ahead and lose an hour of sleep! This means the 9.15 service will feel like an 8.15 service. If that notion fills your heart with dread, why not come to the 11am Choral Mattins service instead? It’ll feel like 10am.

This week (Sunday, 11 . . . → Read More: Save Daylight with Choral Mattins

Saint Stephen’s Choir Academy

Choir Christmas Eve 2018

Do you know a boy under the age of twelve who likes to sing?

Saint Stephen’s Choir Academy exists to foster the artistic and intellectual development of boys and to continue the tradition of English classical choral music. The boys are taught to read and write musical notation under an internationally recognised curriculum, and they . . . → Read More: Saint Stephen’s Choir Academy

Choral Eucharist at 11am

Despite reports to the contrary, there will be no Choral Evensong this month. Instead, why not join the Choir of Men & Boys at the Sunday 11am choral services?

This week (Sunday, 4 March) the Choir sings Choral Eucharist at 11am. [CLICK HERE] for details.

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

La présentation de Jésus au Temple (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple), by James Tissot (1836–1902). Brooklyn Museum, via Wikimedia

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only–begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto . . . → Read More: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

Christmas Lessons & Carols for 2017

Christmas Lesson & Carols 2017

Check out the photos from the 2017 Christmas Lessons & Carols service.

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Pierre Nativity

Sunday, 17 December 2017 6:00 PM

Nativity, by Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714–89). From Wikimedia.

The Choir of Men and Boys inaugurates the Holiday Season with a traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas, a charity event in aid of the Christ Child Society of Baltimore. Through scripture readings and beloved carols . . . → Read More: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Choral Evensong upon Advent Sunday

Advent Starry Night

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM The First Sunday in Advent

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 of Men & Boys on the First Sunday of the Month, the service begins at . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong upon Advent Sunday

Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

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

Our Hymn Raffle raised an amazing one thousand dollars

St. Stephen’s Transfiguration Sunday Hymn Raffle on August 6th raised a breathtaking $1,066 for the Choir’s adopted charity: The Christ Child Society of Baltimore. The fundraising effort was all the more remarkable because only some 20 diehards attended the event—a reflection of summer vacation season.

Despite the relatively small numbers—far fewer attendees than we . . . → Read More: Our Hymn Raffle raised an amazing one thousand dollars