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

25th - 31st July 2021
Sunday, 25th July 2021
Eighth Sunday after Trinity
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Elysian Singers

Berkeley Missa brevis
Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God
Parry Fantasia in G Op 188i

Preacher: The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Elysian Singers

Ayleward Responses
Howells St Paul's Service
Gardiner Evening Hymn
Howells Paean

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

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Friday, 30th July 2021
William Wilberforce, social reformer, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson, anti-slavery campaigners, 1833, 1797, and 1846
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Hesperos

Smith Responses
Gibbons Short Service
Dunphy Mourning into Dancing

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Saturday, 31st July 2021
Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Rodolfus Choir

Ayleward Responses
Stanford in A
Bruckner Os justi
Stanford Postlude in D minor Op 105 no 6

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge.