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

19th - 25th June 2022
Sunday, 19th June 2022
First Sunday after Trinity
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Boyce in C
Boyce Voluntary in D

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

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams O taste and see
Widor Allegro vivace (Symphonie V Op 42 no 1)

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Blair in B minor
Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Mendelssohn Allegro con brio (Sonata in B flat Op 65 no 4)

Preacher: The Venerable Liz Adekunle former Archdeacon of Hackney

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Monday, 20th June 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

ferial Responses
Stanford in G
Viadana Exultate justi in Domino

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Tuesday, 21st June 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by The Choir of Westminster School

Garrard The School Prayer
Ayleward Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Brahms Geistliches Lied

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Thursday, 23rd June 2022
St Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, 679
5.00pm First Evensong of the Birth of St John the Baptist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Guerrero Canite tuba in Sion
Tomkins Responses
Murrill in E
Gibbons This is the record of John

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Friday, 24th June 2022
The Birth of St John the Baptist
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by a representative of the High Commissioner for Mozambique; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Guerrero Canite tuba
Tomkins Responses
Marenzio Magnificat octavi toni
Gabrieli Nunc dimittis a 14
Byrd Benedictus (Great Service)

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Saturday, 25th June 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bairstow I sat down under his shadow
Tomkins Responses
Mundy Service 'in medio chori'
Philips Jubilate Deo

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