The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.
In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Robert Quinney performs an imposing recital of works by Elgar featuring the majestic Organ Sonata in G.
Pomp and Circumstance March No 3 in C minor
Organ Sonata in G Major
For the fallen
Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major
Robert Quinney organ
Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934) wrote very little solo music for the organ, despite the fact that he was for a short time a professional organist. Given this ambiguous nature of Elgar’s relationship with the organ, and with the church culture of his time, this programme looks beyond the works originally conceived for organ to music arranged from orchestral originals. Robert Quinney was Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey between 2004 and 2013.
"Revel in Robert Quinney's superb, multifaceted, virile, eloquently expressive playing of Westminster Abbey's mighty Harrison & Harrison organ."
"Thoughtfully programmed, compellingly played, Quinney's Elgar entices."
It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.