Evensongs & Concerts

One of the treasures of the Anglican tradition, evensong is a service of sung evening prayer. Lasting a little less than an hour, this service is a wonderful way to end the day or begin the week.

Evensong is a completely sung Vespers service preserved through the centuries in English cathedrals and college chapels. A vast amount of literature was written for this daily service, and we are privileged to share some of it with you. We are the only church in this area outside of major cities (New York, Philadelphia, Washington) to sing regular Evensong, and we invite you to experience this with us.

In addition to our Evensong services, we also offer regular concerts of outstanding local, regional, and national artists, most of which are free, and all of which are open to the public.

Your financial support helps us to sustain our effort to preserve this traditional service of prayer and meditation and make important contribution to musical arts in Lebanon County. To become a patron/sponsor of any or all of the series, please contact us at admin@stlukeslebanon.org.

Recordings of our Evensongs and many of our concert offerings are available on our YouTube Channel. 

Schedule of Evensong Services for 2023-2024

October 15 at 6 PM – Festal Evensong for St. Luke’s Day

November 5 at 6 PM – Requiem Mass in Celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, featuring Requiem by Sir Philip Ledger

December 17 at 6 PM – Solemn Evensong for Advent (Held in the auditorium.)

January 14 at 6 PM – Solemn Choral Evensong for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

February 11 at 6 PM – Solemn Choral Evensong for Transfiguration Sunday

March 10 at 4 PM (note the special time) – Lenten Evensong: A joint service with Hope Episcopal Church. The bishops of the Dioceses of Bethlehem and Central Pennsylvania will be participating. (Reception to follow.)

April 14 at 6 PM – Choral Evensong for the Third Sunday of Easter

May 12 at 6 PM – Choral Evensong for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

June 2 at 6 PM – Corpus Christi: Choral Evensong with Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Schedule of Concerts for 2023-2024

October 15 at 7 PM – Organ Recital by Thomas Mellan

December 9 at 6 PM – One A-Chord Holiday Singalong

December 10 at 3 PM – Lebanon County Choral Society Concert. Tickets are required for this event; please visit www.LCCSmusic.org for details.

January 6 at 7 PM – Holi-Daze: 12th Night Concert – Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus (Reception to follow in the auditorium.) CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW: See May 18 for rescheduled concert by the Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus

February 10 at 7 PM – Mardi Gras at St. Luke’s: Dixieland Jazz by Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band (King Cake reception to follow in the auditorium.)

April 14 at 7 PM – Jazz Quartet: The Jacob McGovern Quartet (Jacob McGovern, Michael Dobson, Adam Young, and Aaron Rudderow).

May 18 at 7 PM – Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus Concert (Reception to follow in the auditorium.)

June 1 at 7 PM – Spring Concert: Central PA Womyn’s Chorus (Reception to follow in the auditorium.)

Patrons and Sponsors for the 2022-2023 Season

Patron ($251+)

George Conner

Scott Eggert & Dan Massad

Terry Heisey & Bob Nemcheck

James & Julie Keller

In Memory of Stanley Asbury

Karyn Lynne Rose

Jason Yannuzzi & Rob Box

Sarah Vakili

Benefactor ($101-250)

Karl Moyer

Soon Ballantine Slayman

Sponsor ($51-100)

Gerald Collins

Michael Good

Bonnee Lauridsen

Fr. Jim & Nancy Reinhart

Anne Shemeta

Friend ($25-50)

David Bachman

Lynne Claxton

John Shott

Terry Woodnorth