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

3rd - 9th July 2022
Sunday, 3rd July 2022
Third Sunday after Trinity
11.00am Matins Quire
attended in civic state by The Lord Mayor of Westminster; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste
Byrd Responses
Walton Coronation Te Deum
Britten Jubilate in C
Monteverdi Nisi Dominus
Vierne Carillon de Westminster Op 54 no 6

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

3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Bruckner Locus iste
Byrd Responses
Howells Westminster Service
Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Pott Toccata

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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Monday, 4th July 2022
St Thomas the Apostle
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by the London Diocesan Board for Schools; sung by the Choristers

Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit
plainsong Responses
Martin Westminster Service
Handel Let the bright seraphim

Preacher: The Right Reverend Rob Wickham Bishop of Edmonton, Diocese of London

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Tuesday, 5th July 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by HE The High Commissioner for Rwanda; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine
Smith Responses
Purcell in B flat
Blow God is our hope and strength

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Thursday, 7th July 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine
Smith Responses
Hooper Full Service
Pärt The Beatitudes

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Friday, 8th July 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by HE The High Commissioner for Malawi; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine
Smith Responses
Gray in F minor
Harris Faire is the heaven

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Saturday, 9th July 2022
The Burial of Lady Margaret Beaufort, 1509
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine
Smith Responses
Leighton Second Service
Elgar Give unto the Lord
Eben Finale (Sunday Music)

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