Visiting Choirs & Musicians

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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Solemn Vespers sung by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Visiting Choirs & Musicians

During Cathedral Choir holidays, and on certain other days during term time (usually Mondays), we are glad to be able to welcome visiting choirs to sing the services in St Paul's.

Many non-professional choirs have come to sing at St Paul's - including parish churches, schools, colleges and concert choirs. Some have come from as far afield as Canada, Hong Kong and the USA.

Visiting Choirs for Services
The thousands of tourists and pilgrims who come to the Cathedral greatly appreciate the daily sung liturgies, and for many Choral Evensong can be the highpoint of their visit.

The Cathedral Choir is the mainstay of our liturgical life but when they are on holiday, visiting choirs allow us to continue to offer this sung pattern of worship which is central to our Christian mission. We recognise that this is a major undertaking for many choirs and we are grateful for the time and effort which goes into the planning and preparation.

Choirs who wish to sing in the Cathedral must demonstrate their ability to lead this act of worship with a high degree of musical competence and liturgical awareness. We expect that the psalms, responses and hymns are given the same emphasis as the canticles and anthem; that choirs will come prepared to lead the spoken as well as the sung parts of the service.
Please send application form with letter of application to
We also require a recent recording and, if available, a reference from a church musician of note.