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

17th - 23rd October 2021
Sunday, 17th October 2021
Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
THE DEDICATION OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 1269
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Langlais Messe solennelle
Parry I was glad
Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Demessieux Te Deum Op 11

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Carl Turner Rector, Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster and the Mayors of the London Boroughs; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste
Rose Responses
Walton Chichester Service
Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Willan Urbs Jerusalem beata

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

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Tuesday, 19th October 2021
Henry Martyn, translator of the Scriptures, missionary in India and Persia, 1812
St Frithuswith, abbess, 727
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Fiji

Poulenc Ô mes très chers frères
plainsong Responses
Clucas Westminster Service
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

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Thursday, 21st October 2021
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Poulenc Ô mes très chers frères
plainsong Responses
Tye Short Service
White Christe, qui lux es et dies

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Saturday, 23rd October 2021
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Poulenc Ô mes très chers frères
Moore Responses
Moore First Service
Martin Circumdederunt me

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