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

13th - 19th June 2021
Sunday, 13th June 2021
Second Sunday after Trinity
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Rheinberger Mass in E flat
Schütz Jauchzet dem Herren
Croce In spiritu humilitatis
Rheinberger Prelude and Fugue in E minor (Sonata VIII)

Preacher: The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Keep me as the apple of an eye
Ayleward Responses
Howells Collegium Regale
Stainer I saw the Lord
Widor Intermezzo (Symphonie VI)

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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Monday, 14th June 2021
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Responses
Dunstable Magnificat secundi toni
Reid Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Byrd Beati mundo corde

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Tuesday, 15th June 2021
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ayleward Responses
Purcell in B flat
Blow Salvator mundi

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Thursday, 17th June 2021
Samuel, Canon of Westminster, 1906-13, and Henrietta Barnett, social reformers, 1913 and 1936
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ayleward Responses
Wood in E flat No 2
Stanford O for a closer walk with God

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Saturday, 19th June 2021
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Responses
Victoria Magnificat primi toni a 4
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Weelkes Gloria in excelsis Deo
Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 539

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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