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Evening Tour Of Westminster Abbey

28 May @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Join us for a very special tour of Westminster Abbey. In the evening hours, after the crowds are gone, our small group will tour the Abbey and experience this magnificent, historical building in all of its splendor. Led by the Purcell Club, a charitable group of retired Westminster Abbey choristers, the tour will cover  the history and architecture of the Abbey in some detail, moving from one location of interest to the next, including the Quire, Sacrarium, High Altar, the Cosmati Pavement (unique in this country), St Edward the Confessor’s Shrine, Henry VII Chapel and Poets’ Corner. At various points there is a pause for members of the Purcell Club to sing suitable musical items ranging from the 16th to 21st Centuries. On returning to the Nave for the final part of the tour, a short piece will be played by one of the Abbey organists to demonstrate the Abbey’s magnificent organ. The tour ends with the choir singing a piece of suitable solemnity, such as ‘The Kontakion for the Departed’, around the Unknown Warrior’s Grave as the lights dim.

Guests are welcomed to attend. Please purchase tickets below accordingly.

Please contact the activity leader, Marian Vobach, to be placed on the waitlist.

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