Concerts and Recordings
St. Stephen's is known for bringing the finest musicians to the community--some of them from right here at St. Stephen's or the greater Richmond area--for concerts open to all.
Choir of Canterbury Cathedral: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. // SOLD OUT (follow this link for information about overflow seating)
This renowned English choir of men and boys will visit St. Stephen’s this spring. The choir sings at daily services in the historic cathedral, providing music which enchants and delights the many thousands of visitors and pilgrims from all over the world, as well as the regular congregation. As the seat of the archbishop of Canterbury, the cathedral has a unique role in the life of the church worldwide. The choristers who travel are ages 9-13 (though younger boys sing with the choir in residence at the cathedral). They live in the ancient and beautiful Cathedral Choir House and attend St Edmund’s School. The choir performs music from a wide repertoire, medieval to modern. Plan now to attend this concert featuring one of the finest choirs in the world.
Three Choirs Festival // Thursday, May 10 // 7 p.m.
The annual Three Choirs Festival featuring the adult choirs of of St. James's, St. Paul's and St. Stephen's churches, will be a Vespers Service for the Feast of the Ascension. The choirs will sing works by Vaughan Williams, Stanford, Howells, and Croft. No reservations are needed.
Mother's Day Concert and Tea: Saturday, May 12 // 2 p.m. // TICKETS
The Virginia Girls Choir will perform in concert on the Saturday before Mother's Day. Bring your mother for this special treat, which includes a lovely tea after the concert. This fundraiser for the girls choir is an all-ages event. Read more and reserve your tickets here.
Recordings by St. Stephen's choirs, including Sanctuary and the Virginia Girls Choir, are available online. These newer recordings, as well as older CDs of the parish choir and the organ, are also available in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's. All of these recordings make wonderful gifts.
Sanctuary is the self-title CD recorded by our Compline choir. It features many of the chants and motets heard during our Sunday evening Compline service.
An Unexpected Christmas features the Virginia Girls Choir and Ana Hernandez singing some "unexpected" Christmas arrangements and songs, as well as traditional carols. More details about this recording are here.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a recording of the program aired on 88.9FM WCVE on Christmas Eve 2015. It features Sanctuary, Virginia Girls Choir, St. Stephen's Choir and the new Virginia Boys Choir, and includes the nine lessons read by clergy and parishioners.
Where to buy The Bookshop @ St. Stephen's