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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 14th July 2019 - 20th July 2019 Next Week   Sunday, 14th July 2019 Fourth Sunday after Trinity10:00am Matins Quire

Introit: Purcell Hear my prayer
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Stanford in B flat
Voluntary: Stravinsky Finale from Firebird Suite (1919) 

11:15am Sung Eucharist Quire

Setting: Grier Missa Trinitatis sanctae
Motet: Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Voluntary: Alain Litanies

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Petersen Minor Canon and Chaplain

3:00pm Evensong with Valediction of Choristers Quire

Introit: Purcell Hear my prayer
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Howells Gloucester Service
Anthem: Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Voluntary: Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

Monday, 15th July 2019 St Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c 862 St Bonaventure, friar and bishop, 12745:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Kilgour Consort

Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Palestrina Magnificat primi toni
Bevan Nunc dimittis
Anthem: Sheppard The Lord's Prayer

Tuesday, 16th July 20195:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Kilgour Consort

Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Mathias Jesus College Service
Anthem: Robinson Jesu, grant me this, I pray

Thursday, 18th July 2019 Elizabeth of Russia, founder of St Martha and Mary Convent, Moscow, martyr, 19185:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Colton Singers

Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Leighton Second Service
Anthem: Rachmaninoff Voskres iz groba from All-Night Vigil Op 37

Friday, 19th July 2019 St Gregory of Nyssa, teacher of the faith, c 3945:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Lacock Scholars Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Lassus Magnificat secundi toni à 4
Wood Nunc dimittis in B flat
Anthem: Stanford Beati quorum via6:30pm Sung Eucharist of Our Lady of Pew Quire sung by the Lacock Scholars

Setting: Victoria Missa Vidi speciosam
Motets: Philips Salve Regina
Victoria Vidi speciosam
Guerrero Tota pulchra es Maria

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

Saturday, 20th July 2019 St Margaret of Antioch, martyr, c 3045:00pm Evensong Quire sung by the Choir of St Luke's Church, Chelsea

Responses: Clucas
Canticles: Lloyd St Hild Service
Anthem: Steggall Remember now thy creator
Voluntary: Widor Andante sostenuto from Symphonie gothique

THERE ARE NO CHORAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS.

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