Royal Hospital School Choir Sing at Westminster Abbey

Royal Hospital School Choir
Royal Hospital School Choir

The Royal Hospital School’s Chamber Choir and senior members of the Chapel Choir had the privilege to sing a service of Choral Evensong at Westminster Abbey, London at the end of term. 

The pupils sang to a congregation of over one thousand attendees, which included the British High Commissioner to Pakistan. The choir sang the canticles by Howells (Gloucester Service), anthem (It Is A Thing Most Wonderful) by Philip Moore and the responses by Smith (5-part).  

The opportunity to sing in what is arguably the ceremonial ‘mother church’ for the UK and the building where, in just a few weeks’ time, we will witness the coronation of King Charles III is something that will stay with the pupils for a long time to come. 

Ed Allen, Director of Music at Royal Hospital School, said: “At the Royal Hospital School, we are proud of our choir and musical achievements. To have the honour of singing at Westminster Abbey is a privilege that our school and pupils will remember for a long time to come, and we hope this also inspires our future pupils too.”

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