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

7th - 13th April 2024
Sunday, 7th April 2024
Second Sunday of Easter
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Exultate Singers

Rheinberger Cantus Missae
Lassus Surgens Jesus Dominus noster

Preacher: The Reverend Ralph Godsall Minor Canon

3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Exultate Singers

Leighton Responses
Howells St Paul's Service
Lassus Aurora lucis rutilat

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Monday, 8th April 2024
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
5.00pm Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Bristol University Madrigal Society

Tye Missa Euge bone
Biebl Ave Maria

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

Tuesday, 9th April 2024
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, martyr, 1945
The Consecration of St Margaret's Church, 1523
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Hesperos
Thursday, 11th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Brighton College Chapel Choir
Friday, 12th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Brighton College Chapel Choir
Saturday, 13th April 2024
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Winchester College Chapel Choir

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