Evensong at St. Mary's Penn (5/7/23)


Sunday, May 7th, 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


St. Mary's at Penn, 3916 Locust Walk 3916 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104

2023 Evensong at St. Mary's at Penn

Evensong is an evening church service following a set form that focuses on psalms and other biblical canticles, usually a sung rendition of vespers following the Anglican tradition. Old English speakers translated the Latin word vesperas as æfensang, which became 'evensong' in modern English.


* For accessible entrance information, please call (215) 386-3916, Sundays through Thursdays, 9 AM to 2 PM.

COVID Safety: This event is mask-optional for all vaccinated guests. Disposable masks are available at the entrance. Guests experiencing symptoms are encouraged to stay home and enjoy the livstreamed performance at 7 PM ET on May 7th on St. Mary's Facebook Live Page.

All donations go toward the Frank T. Innes, Jr. Memorial Fund, which supports young musicians at St. Mary's!

About St. Mary's Music: St. Mary’s music program includes a church choir, supported by an extensive music library, an historic Aoelian-Skinner organ, baby grand piano, harpsichord, and cabinet organ. St. Mary’s collaborates with universities and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania in the composition of new music and in showcasing student performers of sacred music.

During the academic year (the weekend after Labor Day to the Feast of Pentecost), our all-volunteer choir often presents an anthem and leads the singing of the Psalm. New members are always welcome!

About St. Mary's Choral Scholars: Funded by a generous grant from our diocese in addition to the Frank T. Innes, Jr. Memorial Fund for Music at St. May's, the Choral Scholar program is a reflection of the longstanding relationship between the University of Pennsylvania community and our choir. Our Choral Scholars participate in the choir for Sunday mass and perform in special concerts, like Advent Lessons and Carols, and Eastertide Choral Evensong.