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The Choir of Westminster Abbey with Master of the Choristers James O'Donnell

The Abbey Choir and musicians

The internationally renowned Abbey Choir sings the majority of the daily services in the Abbey, as well as giving concerts, making recordings and broadcasting on radio and television under the direction of Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell.

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The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

Recordings

You can enjoy the Abbey musicians’ performances anywhere in the world, thanks to an extensive and growing catalogue of recordings – and look out for our regular radio and television broadcasts.

Recordings catalogue
The grey and gold organ pipes in Westminster Abbey

The organs

There are many ways to enjoy the thrill of hearing the Abbey's magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ and other instruments – including Sunday afternoon organ recitals and our Summer Organ Festival.

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The Choir of Westminster Abbey perform in a concert

Concerts and events

The Abbey hosts a year-round programme of musical events including choral concerts, weekly organ recitals and the prestigious Summer Organ Festival.

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Today's choral services

Friday, 23rd October 2020
5.00pm Evensong Quire
The Book of Common Prayer; sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Lucis Creator optime
plainsong Responses
Palestrina Magnificat quarti toni
Vento Nunc dimittis quarti toni
Mouton Salva nos Domine

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. There are no choral services on Wednesdays.

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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