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

20th - 26th June 2021
Sunday, 20th June 2021
Third Sunday after Trinity
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams Antiphon
Vaughan Williams O taste and see
Vaughan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis In manus tuas Domine
Martin Responses
Mundy Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in medio chori
Harris Faire is the heaven
Harris Moderato con moto (Sonata in A minor)

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
St Alban, first martyr of Britain, c 250
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Responses
Wise in E flat
Purcell Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes mei

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Thursday, 24th June 2021
The Birth of St John the Baptist
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Responses
Brewer in D
Stanford Beati quorum via integra est

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Saturday, 26th June 2021
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Leighton Responses
Stanford in C
Berkeley The Lord is my shepherd
Franck Pastorale Op 19

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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