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

5th - 11th February 2023
Sunday, 5th February 2023
Third Sunday before Lent
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste a Deo factus est
Ayleward Responses
Howells Collegium Regale
Howells Paean

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

Mozart Missa brevis in F K192
Mozart Ave verum corpus
Marchand Grand jeu (3ème Livre d’orgue)

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste a Deo factus est
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in A
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Schumann Adagio Op 56 no 6

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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Monday, 6th February 2023
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers; attended by HE The High Commissioner for New Zealand

plainsong Lucis creator optime
plainsong Responses
Martin Westminster Service
Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit

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Tuesday, 7th February 2023
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Grenada

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Tomkins Responses
Purcell in G minor
Tomkins My shepherd is the living Lord

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Thursday, 9th February 2023
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake
Tomkins Responses
Howells Collegium Regale
Vaughan Williams Love bade me welcome

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Friday, 10th February 2023
St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, Abbess of Plombariola, 543
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake
Tomkins Responses
Jackson Truro Service
Sheppard The Lord's Prayer

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Saturday, 11th February 2023
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake
Tomkins Responses
Watson in E
Walton Coronation Te Deum
Howells Rhapsody III

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