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The Friends of Music at St. Bede’s are the primary source of financial support for the parish’s renowned music program. Through contributions, concerts, and use of the building by outside musical groups, the Friends of Music raise money to support their annual concert series and the ongoing music every Sunday morning and other important services.  


Each year, the Friends of Music series presents three concerts (October, January, and the popular “Summer Cabaret” in June) and two Evensongs (one in Lent and one in Eastertide).  In addition, it supports the music for the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, and the Easter Vigil.  But most importantly, the Friends of Music support the regular Sunday morning music by providing money for two of the four paid section leaders in the St. Bede’s Choir.  

Upcoming Event:

SUNDAY May 19, 4:00PM

Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost

Your ongoing support of the Friends of Music is an essential part of St. Bede’s strong commitment to a ministry of music and hospitality.


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Sunday, November 5, 2023, 4 pm

Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints.

Music of Rutter, Stanford.


Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10 am

Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

In the height of the secular “Christmas” season, we take a moment to receive a more reflective Advent message, with the St. Bede’s Choir and soloists.


Sunday, December 24, 2023, 10:30 pm

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

We celebrate the Incarnation with a candlelit carol service which precedes the festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Music both traditional and modern for the Christmas season.


Sunday, January 21, 2024, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music at St. Bede’s*

The Avanti Ensemble will present a program to include Schubert’s ever-popular “Trout” Quintet.


Sunday, March 3, 2024, 4 pm

Lenten Evensong with the Wessex Consort

Music of Byrd, Palestrina, and Gibbons


Saturday, March 30, 2024, 8 pm

The Great Vigil of Easter

We gather in darkness to recount the monumental story of salvation with a cappella psalmody and chant; the great proclamation of Easter is rung in by the roar of the organ.


Sunday, March 31, 2024, 10 am

The Mass of the Resurrection

The most joyous day of the Christian year is marked by the magnificent music of the day performed by the St. Bede’s Choir, Soloists and String Ensemble.


Sunday, May 19, 2024, 4 pm

Evensong for Trinity Sunday

Music of Hill, Adams, Vaughan Williams.

*Suggested donation for “concert” events is $15


Watch Choral Evensong with the Wessex Consort at St. Bede's

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