East London Evensong Choir brings singers together to present
quality services of Choral Evensong in London's East End.
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 enable choral
worship of the highest standard in London's East End.
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.
From September 2021, the choir will enter into a partnership with All Saints, Poplar, singing 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.
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 specifically written 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.