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The Abbey Choir and musicians

The Abbey’s centuries-old musical tradition is maintained by our world-famous choir of men and boys and our four organists.

The Choir

Resident throughout most of the year, the Choir of Westminster Abbey sings the daily services in the Abbey, as it has since its foundation in the late fourteenth century. Today the Choir has a worldwide reputation which also encompasses its concerts, recordings and broadcasts.

Choir biography

James O’Donnell

Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell is the Abbey’s Director of Music and the principal conductor of the Abbey Choir.

Full biography

The choristers

The choristers are all drawn from our unique Choir School. They come from all walks of life and enjoy an outstanding education alongside an incredible range of musical opportunities.

More about choristership

The organists

The Sub-Organist, Assistant Organist and Organ Scholar play the organ for the daily services and assist in conducting the Choir and training the choristers.

Peter Holder

Sub-Organist

Matthew Jorysz

Assistant Organist

Alexander Hamilton

Organ Scholar

Abbey choir recordings

Discover the full range of Abbey Choir recordings in our online shop.

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The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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

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