When the Abbey Choir is on leave, visiting choirs are welcomed, upholding the Abbey’s pattern of choral services. This is an important aspect of worship at Westminster Abbey and choirs are received both at the invitation of the Minor Canons and Music Department and via online applications.
Your first port of call regarding a visit should be the Visiting Choirs Information Pack.
We are currently taking applications for the Easter 2020 visiting choir period for which the following dates are available:
Monday 13th April 2020
Tuesday 14th April 2020
Thursday 16th April 2020
Friday 17th April 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Prospective visiting choirs are invited to apply by completing an application form (.docx, 59KB) by 22nd March 2019, indicating their preferred dates and providing two recent recordings.
Applications for the Summer 2020 visiting choir period will open on 1st June 2019. If you would like to be reminded of this and informed of the release of future dates, please contact [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.
We very much look forward to welcoming you here to Westminster Abbey, and value enormously your contribution to the life and work of our community, which represents faith at the heart of our national life.
I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.