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Tuesday, 24th May 2011
The President of the United States of America, Mr Barack Obama, laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 24 May 2011, the first day of his State Visit to Her Majesty The Queen.
Monday, 14th March 2016
Her Majesty The Queen received an early birthday present from the choristers of Westminster Abbey after the annual Commonwealth Service at the Abbey on Monday, 14th March 2016: a framed picture of 'Choir Boy' – the Queen's first winning racehorse which won the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot on 17th June 1953.
Friday, 22nd April 2016
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, celebrated Requiem Mass in the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on Thursday 21st April 2016, the Anniversary of the Death of King Henry VII.
Friday, 27th May 2016
The Abbey held its first 'Chorister Experience' on Saturday 21st May. Thirteen boys, aged 6 to 10, attended the event which was designed to give an insight into the life of an Abbey chorister.
Monday, 27th June 2016
A Service of Thanksgiving and Re-commitment to mark the 20th Anniversary of The National Holocaust Centre and Museum was held at Westminster Abbey at 6.30pm on Sunday 26th June.
Thursday, 1st September 2016
Westminster Abbey features in the September/October issue of Choir & Organ magazine in an article about how to become a chorister and the huge benefits it brings for musical and personal development.
Thursday, 29th September 2016
BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong celebrated its 90th anniversary this autumn with a live broadcast from the Abbey on Wednesday 28th September on the Eve of the Feast of St Michael and All Angels.
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
The St Cecilia Service: A Celebration of Music was held at Westminster Abbey at 11.00am on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
Monday, 23rd January 2017
The Choir of Westminster Abbey departs today for a four-day visit to Rome to participate in events marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Vatican.
Thursday, 26th January 2017
As the Abbey Choir flies back from Rome after a week-long visit to the Vatican, the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall has underlined the ecumenical significance of the trip.
Friday, 19th May 2017
Westminster Abbey was full on the evening of Tuesday 16th May for a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor by the Choir of the Abbey and the period instrument ensemble St James’ Baroque under the direction of the Abbey’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O’Donnell. All the solo arias were sung by choristers and lay vicars of the Abbey Choir.
Friday, 2nd March 2018
The Abbey Choir celebrates the release of a new CD on Hyperion Records today, Friday 2nd March. Conducted by James O’Donnell, who also plays the organ interludes on the disc, Missa Videte miraculum is a compelling introduction to the work of early Tudor composer Nicholas Ludford (c. 1485 – c. 1557).
Friday, 25th May 2018
The Cappella Musicale Pontificia ‘Sistina’ (Sistine Chapel Choir) joins the Choir of Westminster Abbey in singing Evensong today at 5.00 pm.
Sunday, 29th November 2020
Today’s episode of Abbeycast, A podcast for Advent Sunday, was recorded this week at the Abbey’s two Jesse Trees, made by the sculptor Benno Elkan (1877-1960), and representing scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Westminster Abbey is delighted to invite everyone to begin their Christmas celebrations by sharing the wonder and splendour of Abbey worship as we livestream our Midnight Mass on 24th December at 11.00 pm.
Tuesday, 26th April 2022
James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, has been appointed as Professor in the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He will leave the Abbey this Christmas.