Westminster Abbey has resounded to music every day for over one thousand years. Singing has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the tenth-century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey today. Over the intervening centuries some of the most illustrious British organists, singers and composers have been closely associated with the Abbey, which continues to play a leading part in the musical and cultural life of the nation today.
Saturday 20 December
- 15:00 Evensong
- Introit: plainsong O Key of David
Canticles: Wesley in E
Anthem: Wise Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Voluntary: Vierne Allegro risoluto from Symphonie II