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

7th - 13th April 2024
Sunday, 7th April 2024
Second Sunday of Easter
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Exultate Singers

Rheinberger Cantus Missae
Lassus Surgens Jesus Dominus noster

Preacher: The Reverend Ralph Godsall Minor Canon

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3.00pm First Evensong of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary Quire
sung by the Exultate Singers

Leighton Responses
Howells St Paul's Service
Lassus Aurora lucis rutilat
Buxtehude Praeludium in D

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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Monday, 8th April 2024
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
5.00pm Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Bristol University Madrigal Society

Tye Missa Euge bone
Biebl Ave Maria
Peeters Toccata on Ave Maris Stella

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle KCVO MBE Dean of Westminster

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Tuesday, 9th April 2024
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, martyr, 1945
The Consecration of St Margaret's Church, 1523
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Hesperos

Leighton Responses
Watson in E
Stanford Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

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Thursday, 11th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Brighton College Chamber Choir

Forbes L'Estrange Responses
Stanford in G
Britten Jubilate Deo

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Friday, 12th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Brighton College Chamber Choir

Forbes L'Estrange Responses
Forbes L'Estrange King's College Service
Hadley My beloved spake

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Saturday, 13th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Winchester College Chapel Choir

Clucas Responses
Sumsion in G
Gardiner Evening Hymn
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C

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