Choral Evensong is one of the liturgical treasures of our Anglican/Episcopal tradition. Some of the most beautiful choral music ever written was composed specifically for Evensong. Our Adult Choir and St. Cecilia Girls Choir offer Choral Evensong during the choir season. Nearly all of the service is sung by the choir, but the congregation participates fully in spirit as the choir sings the beautiful prayers, psalms, canticles and anthems.

A smaller group of singers from the Adult Choir enjoys singing Compline, often during Advent and Lent. Sung Compline is sung entirely by the choir, in a darkened church. Compline is the perfect way to end a day, meditating during a time when nothing is required other than being present.


October 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Sung Compline

Music of Patrick Hawes, Robert Lehman and Thomas Weelkes

November 17, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Choral Evensong

Music of Herbert Howells, Thomas Attwood Walmisley, Richard Ayleward, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, and David Goodenough

Choral Evensong at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh