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 servicesAll 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 Vicar3:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Choir of Christ Church Southgate
Canticles: Noble in B minor
Anthem: Harris Faire is the heaven
Voluntary: Howells Master Tallis's Testament
Preacher: The Venerable David Stanton Canon in ResidenceMonday, 19th August 20195:00pm Evensong Quire marking UN World Humanitarian Day; sung by the Kampen Boys Choir, Netherlands
Canticles: Stanford in A
Anthem: Roberts Seek ye the Lord
Canticles: Kelly in C
Anthem: Stanford If thou shalt confess
Canticles: Stanford in E flat
Anthem: Attwood Turn thy face from my sins
Canticles: Walmisley in D minor
Anthem: Stanford Benedictus in C
Canticles: Rutter Christiana Service
Anthem: Piccolo Love is the key
Voluntary: Franck Cantabile
THERE ARE NO CHORAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS.
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