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 June - 2nd July 2022
Sunday, 26th June 2022
Second Sunday after Trinity
11.15am Sung Eucharist with Confirmation Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Grier Missa Trinitatis Sanctae
Elgar O hearken thou
Debussy arr Hirsch Danse

Preacher: The Right 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

Bairstow I sat down under his shadow
Tomkins Responses
Wesley in E
Wesley Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Harris Flourish for an Occasion

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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Monday, 27th June 2022
St Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, teacher of the faith, 444
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Tallis Short Service
Tallis In pace in idipsum

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Tuesday, 28th June 2022
St Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon, teacher of the faith, c 202
5.00pm First Evensong of St Peter Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis Mihi autem nimis
Byrd Responses
Weelkes Service 'for trebles'
Gibbons Almighty God, who by thy Son

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Wednesday, 29th June 2022
ST PETER, APOSTLE, MARTYR, AND PATRON OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
5.00pm Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

MacMillan Mass of St Edward the Confessor (world première)
Palestrina Tu es Petrus
MacMillan Toccata

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

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Friday, 1st July 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
attended by HE The High Commissioner for Canada; sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas O sing unto the Lord
Byrd Responses
Byrd Third Service
Byrd Prevent us, O Lord

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Saturday, 2nd July 2022
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas O sing unto the Lord
Byrd Responses
Jackson in G
Leighton Let all the world in every corner sing

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