30 September @ 16:00 - 16:45Free
We invite you to an intimate and meditative moment for all senses with a traditional Evensong.
Evensong, or Evening Song, is a form of worship that has been celebrated in the Anglican Church since the mid-16th century. The 45-minute service is traditionally held every day at sunset to mark the passing of another day. The modern Evensong service is based on the Anglican Church’s Book of Common Prayer and is in its form a fusion of Vespers and Compline – the two final prayers of the classic Liturgy of the Hours.
The core consists of the Psalms and the great New Testament canticles –the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis. Most of the service is sung by the choir, and the congregation is invited to participate in communal prayers and hymns.
Evensong is still celebrated daily in many cathedrals across the United Kingdom. The name of the service comes from the Latin word “vespers,” which was translated by Old English speakers as “æfensang,” eventually evolving into “evensong” in modern English.
In Sweden, Evening Song emerged after the Reformation, often taking place only on Saturday evenings as a vesper prayer.
Matthew Martin Preces and responses
James Turle Psaltaren 119:19-22
Herbert Howells Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
William Harris Faire is the heaven
Johannes Skoog orgel
Johan Hammarström dirigent
No big bags, prams and trolleys are permitted into the church.
Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral is situated in Old Town just beside the Royal Castle. Underground: Old Town or bus to Slottsbacken
Unfortunately, it is not allowed to photograph, film or take up sound during our concerts.
Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts. Late entry will not be permitted after the concert begins. Please be aware that restroom facilities are limited.