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

27th November - 3rd December 2022
Sunday, 27th November 2022
First Sunday of Advent
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Mass for five voices
Victoria Ecce Dominus veniet
Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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Monday, 28th November 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Barbados

plainsong Conditor alme siderum
plainsong Responses
Dyson in C minor
Warlock Adam lay ybounden

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Tuesday, 29th November 2022
Nicholas Litlyngton, Abbot of Westminster, 1386
5.00pm Evensong with Installation of Members of College Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Tomkins Fifth Service
Byrd Vigilate

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Friday, 2nd December 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Hooper Short Service
Byrd Rorate caeli desuper

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Saturday, 3rd December 2022
Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, missionary, 1552
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Mendelssohn I waited for the Lord
Bach Vivace (Sonata II in C minor BWV 526)

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