Welcome to Evensong – a website from the west coast of Canada dedicated to fresh, Spirit-filled music for the liberal Christian church, all of it free for downloading and sharing in your community. Our music is registered with www.ccli.com and www.onelicense.net, so if you have a copyright license, please record all use. Thank you!
We have over 300 songs currently in our catalogue, with many more yet to upload and new songs being written all the time. Overall, we have at least one song (and often multiple songs) available for every Sunday in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary, and also for many of the festivals.
Our music is largely scriptural in language and theme, coming out of the readings for the day, and includes many psalm refrains and shorter chants, as well as hymns, songs and anthems, all of it keyed to the lectionary readings for the week. You can also search for music using the scripture index, or search for themes by entering a term such as “lament” or “joy” in the Keywords search box. If you’ve heard a song of ours and just want to find it, try searching for a word or phrase in the Lyrics search box. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us!
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We’ll be joining church musicians and lovers of church music from across the country for Music Matters in London, ON, April 27-29. Music Matters is an annual event hosted by Music United in different locations across Canada each year, with workshops (including a couple of sessions with Bruce), a hymn festival, and worship opportunities. See you there!
Bruce and a talented team of musicians are delighted to be leading music for the AGM of BC Conference of The United Church of Canada in Penticton, BC, this year! Lots of communal singing to support the meeting, plus leadership and special music from a massed choir for the Celebration of Ministry service on June 3. See you there!
When July comes, my thoughts turn to Christmas. Not for the reason you may be thinking of – trying to find an alternative family gathering time to avoid the complications of the Christmas season – but because I need to get ahead in my worship planning so I and my musical ensembles are ready in plenty of time! So if, like me, you’re working ahead, here are a few suggestions from our catalogue for Christmas songs and anthems for you to try with your community. (Many more results are available by searching for “Christmas” in the keywords search box in the sidebar.) Enjoy!