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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

All services | Organ recitals   Previous Week 18th August 2019 - 24th August 2019 Next Week   Sunday, 18th August 2019 Ninth Sunday after Trinity11:15am Sung Eucharist Quire sung by the Choir of Christ Church Southgate

Setting: Vierne Messe solennelle
Motet: Elgar Ave verum corpus
Voluntary: Vierne Allegro risoluto from Symphonie II

Preacher: The Reverend Ralph Godsall Priest Vicar

3:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Choir of Christ Church Southgate

Responses: Sanders
Canticles: Noble in B minor
Anthem: Harris Faire is the heaven
Voluntary: Howells Master Tallis's Testament

Preacher: The Venerable David Stanton Canon in Residence

Monday, 19th August 20195:00pm Evensong Quire marking UN World Humanitarian Day; sung by the Kampen Boys Choir, Netherlands

Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Stanford in A
Anthem: Roberts Seek ye the Lord

Tuesday, 20th August 2019 St Bernard, abbot, teacher of the faith, 11535:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Kampen Boys Choir, Netherlands

Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Kelly in C
Anthem: Stanford If thou shalt confess

Thursday, 22nd August 20195:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Kampen Boys Choir, Netherlands

Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: Stanford in E flat
Anthem: Attwood Turn thy face from my sins

Friday, 23rd August 20195:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Kampen Boys Choir, Netherlands

Responses: Ayleward
Canticles: Walmisley in D minor
Anthem: Stanford Benedictus in C

Saturday, 24th August 2019 St Bartholomew the Apostle5:00pm Evensong Quire sung by Choral Voices, Netherlands Responses: Nardone
Canticles: Rutter Christiana Service
Anthem: Piccolo Love is the key
Voluntary: Franck Cantabile

THERE ARE NO CHORAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS.

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