What is Choral Evensong?
Choral Evensong is a 45 minute long peaceful church service in which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation.
At Bristol Cathedral, Choral Evensong is ordinarily sung six times a week - every day except Thursday, by different make-ups of the Cathedral Choir. It is free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its choral music is performed live and often to a very high standard.
Until the second national lockdown, during the pandemic, Evensong was sung on Fridays at 5.15pm by the Lay Clerks, and on Sunday at 3.30pm by the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars.
Evensong is currently suspended.