We invite you to attend a liturgy after dark. Evening Prayer + Music is an experience of the evening office which orchestrates liturgy, readings, chamber music, candles, and prayer. A bit different from the classic Evensong as sung by a cathedral choir, our expression offers ancient and modern chamber music, hymns and settings of the canticles sung by the congregation, and all within the embrace of Canterbury’s exquisite sanctuary.


With certitude
Simeon opened
ancient arms
to infant light.
before the cross, the tomb
and the new life,
he knew
new life.
What depth
of faith he drew on,
turning illumined
towards deep night.

Denise Levertov (1923–1997)

The next EPM is scheduled for Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3 PM. We will commemorate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

The Reverend Doctor Jeanine Driscoll, Rector of St. Thomas, will officiate at the liturgy and music for organ from the Italian Baroque will be performed on our 1868 Odell Organ by Frederick Frahm and James Yeager. Repertoire will include works by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Michelangelo Rossi (1602-1656), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757).

The lectionary for the liturgy will include Psalms 48 & 87 and readings from the prophet Haggai and the book of 1 John. Metrical settings of the Phos Hilaron, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis will be sung by the congregation to familiar hymn-tunes. The rite for Evening Prayer will be drawn from the Book of Common Prayer (1979).

A retiring collection will be received at the end of the liturgy which will be used to further the Music & Arts ministries at Canterbury.

Keep in mind that parking is limited in the church lot, but available in the very near neighborhood, and that the liturgy begins with the voluntary promptly at 3 PM.

We hope you will join us!