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Friday, 26th October 2007
The Abbey choir’s tour Down Under has brought rave reviews from the Australian press for its “flawless” and “brilliant” performances.
Friday, 2nd November 2007
The Abbey Choir, seen here in front of the Sydney Opera House, has returned after a hugely successful tour of Australia.
Wednesday, 15th April 2009
Westminster Abbey’s performance of Messiah by G.F. Handel on Tuesday 14th April 2009 was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and in a number of European countries.
Wednesday, 16th June 2010
Bell Mass by one of Britain’s pre-eminent composers, Julian Anderson, which was commissioned by the Dean & Chapter of Westminster as part of the celebrations to mark the 450th anniversary of the Abbey's Collegiate Charter receives its first performance at the Abbey on Tuesday 29th June at 5.00pm.
Thursday, 25th November 2010
The Festival of St Cecilia service was held at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 24th November 2010. The choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral came together to sing the premiere of an anthem specially commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund with the help of the RVW Trust: ‘Vast Ocean of Light’, by Jonathan Dove.
Wednesday, 12th January 2011
The Choir of Westminster Abbey will sing at a major international choral festival in Moscow next week.
Thursday, 28th April 2011
A specially commissioned anthem will be premiered at the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton, it has been announced today.
Friday, 29th April 2011
James O’Donnell, Westminster Abbey’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, offers a special preview of the music that will accompany today’s marriage service of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton.
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.
Monday, 5th March 2012
Westminster Abbey’s world-famous choir has been invited by the Holy See – through the Maestro of the Cappella Musicale Pontificia “Sistina” – to sing at St Peter’s in Rome.
Wednesday, 4th April 2012
Westminster Abbey’s choristers sang at No.10 Downing Street on Tuesday 3rd April 2012, at a gathering of faith leaders for Holy Week, hosted by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 23rd January 2017
The Choir of Westminster Abbey departs today (Monday 23rd January) for a four-day visit to Rome to participate in the closing events marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Vatican.
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.