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

16th - 22nd June 2024
Sunday, 16th June 2024
Third Sunday after Trinity
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Martin Responses
Vaughan Williams Te Deum in G
Vaughan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Josquin Missa Pange lingua
Tallis O salutaris hostia
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G

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

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Howells I will lift up mine eyes
Martin Responses
Gibbons Second Service
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord alway
Bach Ricercar a 6

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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6.00pm Sung Eucharist St Margaret's Church
sung by the St Margaret's Choristers

Chaminade Messe pour deux voix égales
Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit
Bach Fugue in G minor

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

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Monday, 17th June 2024
Samuel, Canon of Westminster, 1906–13, and Henrietta Barnett, social reformers, 1913 and 1936
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Marson Verse Service
Sheppard I give you a new commandment

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Tuesday, 18th June 2024
5.00pm Evensong, with Installation of a Member of College Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Clucas Westminster Service
Howells My eyes for beauty pine

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Thursday, 20th June 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong O lux beata Trinitas
plainsong Responses
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni a 8
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Tallis A new commandment give I unto you

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Friday, 21st June 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis If ye love me
Martin Responses
Hooper Short Service
Parry My soul, there is a ocountry

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Saturday, 22nd June 2024
St Alban, first martyr of Britain, c 250
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Lloyd View me, Lord, a work of thine
Tomkins Responses
Sumsion in G
Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing
Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G

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