Photograph of Westminster Abbey Choristers, dressed in red robes, and an orchestra performing within the nave at Westminster Abbey

Haydn: The Creation

Date Time Location Price
Wednesday, 19th June 2024 7.00pm - 9.30pm The Abbey £15 - £55 Buy tickets via St John Smith's Square

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is joined by leading chamber orchestra Britten Sinfonia for this performance of Haydn’s great masterpiece The Creation.

Members of the Abbey Choir and celebrated soprano Carolyn Sampson bring to life this sacred oratorio, depicting and celebrating the creation of the world as narrated in the Book of Genesis.


The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned worldwide as one of the finest ensembles of its type, its repertoire extending from plainsong and Renaissance polyphony to twentieth-century masterpieces and new commissions. In addition to singing the daily services, as it has done since the fourteenth century, the Choir plays a central role in the many royal and state occasions which are held in the Abbey, most recently the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.


The Choir of Westminster Abbey
Britten Sinfonia
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Simon Wall tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
Andrew Nethsingha conductor


This concert takes place thanks to the generous support of David Keltner and the late Patricia Owen Keltner.

What the critics say

“A choice performance … an extraordinary range of expressive tone.”
The Guardian

“Britten Sinfonia ought to enjoy national treasure status.”
The Telegraph


  • £15 - no view (unreserved)
  • £22 - very restricted view
  • £28 - restricted view
  • £36, £45 and £55

There is a £3.50 transaction fee

Additional event information


  • Doors open at 6.15pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm
  • There will be an interval of 20 minutes and the performance will end at around 9.30pm
  • Latecomers will be admitted but may not be able to occupy their allocated seats until a suitable break in the performance.

Access and security

  • Entry to Westminster Abbey is via the Great West Door
  • Your bag will be searched and we ask you not to bring any large items with you (for example suitcases, large backpacks or folding bicycles) as these will not be allowed inside and we are unable to store them for you

Filming and photography


  • Older children are very welcome at our evening concerts but we do not recommend them for children under the age of six
  • While concerts provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Abbey’s special atmosphere and magnificent architecture, the church is not open for visiting on concert evening. Find out how you can visit.
  • Tickets for Abbey concerts are non-transferrable and non-refundable


This event is part of the Creation Season. Join us this summer in College Garden to engage in events that explore our interconnectedness with the natural world.