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East London Evensong Choir brings singers together to lead

quality services of Choral Evensong in London's East End.

The East London Evensong Choir was founded in 2016 by its musical director Jonathan Pease.

Our vision is simple: to harness the wealth of musical talent in east London; and to enable choral

worship of the highest standard in London's East End, using the unique riches of the

Book of Common Prayer.

Initially resident at Christ Church Isle of Dogs, the choir soon developed a busy life of its own,

visiting Parish Churches across the East End - a practice described as "hit-and-run Evensong"

by the Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral - as well as singing at major churches and cathedrals

during choir holidays.

In September 2021, the choir entered into a partnership with All Saints', Poplar,

leading a monthly Evensong and growing a regular congregation. The missional

possibilities of Evensong are well-documented at present, and this is an exciting new chapter

in the choir's life. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Prayer Book Society in helping

us to raise funds for this new undertaking.

In January 2023, the choir will enter into a second partnership with St. Anne's, Hoxton,

enabling a monthly weekday choral service.

Alongside the many gems of the English Choral Tradition, we make a point of exploring European

and American sacred music, as well as repertoire by living composers: including settings of the

Preces and Responses written especially for the choir by east London composers Andrew

Campling and Donald Wetherick.

Curious? Check out our Future Dates page for opportunities to see the choir in action.