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Today's choral services

Sunday, 19th August 2018
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
10:00am Matins Quire
sung by Collegium Vocale

Responses: Reading
Canticles: Stanford in C
Voluntary: Smart Postlude in D

11:15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by Collegium Vocale

Setting: Byrd Mass for four voices
Motet: Stanford Beati quorum via
Voluntary: Byrd A Fancie

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

3:00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Collegium Vocale

Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: Brewer in D
Anthem: Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Voluntary: Elgar Allegro from Sonata in G Op 28

Preacher: The Reverend Dr Antony Hodgson Vicar, St Margaret of Antioch, St Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Diocese of Blackburn


The Abbey Choir and musicians

The internationally renowned Abbey Choir sings the majority of the daily services in the Abbey, as well as giving concerts, making recordings and broadcasting on radio and television under the direction of Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell.

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The Abbey Choir and musicians

Concerts and events

The Abbey hosts a year-round programme of musical events including choral concerts, weekly organ recitals and the prestigious Summer Organ Festival.

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Concerts and events

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