Choral services

Sung prayer has been offered in Westminster Abbey nearly every day for over a thousand years. Today, services are sung daily during term time by the world-renowned Choir of Westminster Abbey, and by visiting choirs when the Abbey Choir is in recess.

The music sung ranges from Gregorian chant dating from the first millennium to contemporary music and encompasses the remarkable richness and variety of the Anglican choral tradition.

This week's choral services

15th - 21st May 2022
Sunday, 15th May 2022
Fifth Sunday of Easter
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten When the Lord turned again
Smith Responses
Britten in C
Duruflé Fugue sur le thème du carillon des heures de la cathédrale de Soissons Op 12

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Mass for five voices
Tallis O sacrum convivium
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A BWV 536

Preacher: The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten When the Lord turned again
Smith Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Wesley Choral Song and Fugue

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

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Monday, 16th May 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

Vaughan Williams The Call
plainsong Responses
Moore Second Service
Handel I know that my redeemer liveth

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Tuesday, 17th May 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bairstow Jesu the very thought of thee
Clucas Responses
Noble in B minor
Vaughan Williams Love bade me welcome

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Friday, 20th May 2022
St Alcuin of York, deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bairstow Jesu the very thought of thee
Clucas Responses
Gibbons Short Service
Weir Love bade me welcome

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Saturday, 21st May 2022
Charter Day, 1560
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bairstow Jesu the very thought of thee
Clucas Responses
Tavener Collegium Regale
Hadley My beloved spake
Vaughan Williams Prelude in C minor

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.