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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey

Matthew Jorysz

Assistant Organist

As Assistant Organist Matthew Jorysz shares with the Sub-Organist and Organ Scholar in playing the organ for services in the Abbey, accompanying and assisting in the conducting of the Abbey Choir and training the choristers. He also coordinates the Abbey’s weekly Sunday Organ Recitals

Before taking up his post at the Abbey Matthew held the Organ Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge, whilst studying for a degree in music. At Clare, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir in its schedule of services, concerts, tours, broadcasts and recordings. This included tours of Europe and the USA, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and four CD recordings.

Prior to commencing his studies in Cambridge, Matthew spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, where he accompanied the choir for the majority of services in the absence of an Assistant Director of Music.

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