Choral services

Sung prayer has been offered in Westminster Abbey nearly every day for over a thousand years. Today, services are sung daily during term time by the world-renowned Choir of Westminster Abbey, and by visiting choirs when the Abbey Choir is in recess.

The music sung ranges from Gregorian chant dating from the first millennium to contemporary music and encompasses the remarkable richness and variety of the Anglican choral tradition.

This week's choral services

26th September - 2nd October 2021
Sunday, 26th September 2021
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Mass for Double Choir
Palestrina Sicut cervus
Bach Prelude in E flat BWV 552i

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

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3.00pm Evensong with Installation of a Lay Vicar Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten O praise the Lord
Morley Responses
Stanford in G
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Messiaen Joie et clarté des corps glorieux (Les corps glorieux)

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

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Monday, 27th September 2021
Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission, 1660
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Te lucis ante terminum
plainsong Responses
Quinney Short Service
Vaughan Williams The Call

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Tuesday, 28th September 2021
5.00pm First Evensong of St Michael and All Angels Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis O nata lux de lumine
Smith Responses
Stanford in B flat
Dering Factum est silentium

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Wednesday, 29th September 2021
ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
5.00pm Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Mass for Double Choir
Tippett Plebs angelica
Bach Toccata in C BWV 564i

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

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Friday, 1st October 2021
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, social reformer, 1885
Thérèse of Lisieux, religious, 1897
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by HE The High Commissioner for Cyprus; sung by the Choristers plainsong Responses
Saturday, 2nd October 2021
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Keep me as the apple of an eye
Smith Responses
Dyson in F
MacMillan A New Song
MacMillan Toccata

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.