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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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Recordings

Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works

Released May 2019

Westminster Abbey Choir presents seminal works by another trio of composers whose contributions to the Anglican choral tradition are rich in historical significance.

Album cover - Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works

Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Bairstow The Lamentation
Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Harris Strengthen ye the weak hands
Harris Faire is the heaven
Harris Flourish for an Occasion
Stanford A Song of Wisdom and O for a closer walk with God (Bible Songs and Six Hymns)
Stanford For lo, I raise up
Stanford Evening Service in A
Stanford Gloria in excelsis (Communion Service in B flat)

James O’Donnell conductor
Peter Holder organ
The Choir of Westminster Abbey

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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