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The Obamas Visit Westminster Abbey
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.
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'Choir Boy' Memories for The Queen from Choristers
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.
Requiem Mass Marks Start of Lady Chapel Festival
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.
Abbey Choir Reveals Life Behind The Scenes
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.
National Holocaust Centre and Museum Marks Anniversary
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.
Abbey Choir in Choir & Organ Magazine
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.
Anniversary Choral Evensong broadcast from Abbey
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.
St Cecilia service held at Westminster Abbey
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.
Abbey Choir departs for Rome tour
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.
Dean highlights significance of Vatican visit
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.
Abbey Choir Thrills with Festival Performance
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.
New Abbey Choir CD celebrates neglected Tudor composer
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).
Sistine Chapel Choir joins Abbey Choir for Evensong tonight
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.
A podcast for Advent Sunday
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.
Join us for Christmas wherever you are
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.
James O’Donnell secures role at Yale University
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.
Abbey seeks new Organist and Master of the Choristers
Thursday, 26th May 2022
Westminster Abbey is welcoming applications for its next Organist and Master of the Choristers.
Musicians celebrated at St Cecilia service
Wednesday, 23rd November 2022
A service to Mark the Festival of St Cecilia - the patron saint of music and musicians - was held at Westminster Abbey in conjunction with Help Musicians UK on 23rd November 2022.
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