The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Choral Evensong - Come and Sing!

St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford
Music at the Red Door, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT

All concerts are FREE with a suggested donation. Visit for details. The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John’s. Join us on September 22 at 5:00pm for this time of music and worship. Do you love to sing Evensong? Join us at 3:15pm to be part of the choir! Please send message saying “I / we are coming” to Scott Lamlein at We’d love to have you join in the fun.

What is Choral Evensong? “Evensong … is a very tiny fragment of something else: it is a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong here it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and people which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead.”

Why celebrate Evensong? Evensong offers to us the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music that is especially selected to bring us into deeper understanding of the mysteries of our faith.

How long does Choral Evensong last? Approximately 35-45 minutes

What should I expect at Evensong? Hymns, readings, Anglican chant and anthems sung by the choir

Will there be a sermon? No.