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Music at the Abbey

The Abbey resounds to choral and organ music every day. It is at the heart of our life and work, and has been for over a thousand years. Join our congregation, attend a choral concert or enjoy an organ recital: there are many ways to explore our rich and unique musical tradition.

Today's choral services

All services | Sunday organ recitals   Previous Day Next Day   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


The Abbey Choir and musicians

The internationally renowned Abbey Choir sings the majority of the daily services in the Abbey, as well as giving concerts, making recordings and broadcasting on radio and television under the direction of Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell.

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Concerts and events

The Abbey hosts a year-round programme of musical events including choral concerts, weekly organ recitals and the prestigious Summer Organ Festival.

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Handel Messiah

A seasonal performance of Handel's much-loved oratorio Messiah.

3rd December 2019 | The Abbey


Westminster Abbey Choir School

Our Choir School provides outstanding musical training and excellent all-round education, giving boys from all backgrounds the opportunity to become a chorister.

Choir School

The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.

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Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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