An Abbey chorister makes notes on a musical score

Music at the Abbey

The Abbey has resounded to music every day for over a thousand years, and choral and organ music is at the heart of our life and work. Explore our rich and unique musical tradition.

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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The Choir of Westminster Abbey rehearse in Westminster Abbey before a concert

Westminster Abbey Choir School

Our Choir School provides outstanding musical training and excellent all-round education, giving boys from all backgrounds the opportunity to become a chorister.

Choir School