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25 January 2020The Purcell Club at Westminster Abbey
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The Purcell Club at Westminster Abbey
Saturday 25 January 2020

At long last the wait of 6 years is over for our visit to


This very popular, evening tour of Westminster Abbey offers a unique, musical experience.

Named after Henry Purcell, the famous seventeenth century composer of organ music, the choir is formed from members of the Westminster Abbey Old Choristers’ Association.  

The tour takes place by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.  All profits from the evening support the Abbey.

The tour round the historic Abbey is complemented with musical items ranging from the 16th to 21st centuries and includes several stops, notably at the Quire, the Cosmati Pavement, St Edward the Confessor’s Shrine, the Henry Vll Chapel and Poets’ Corner.

On returning to the nave, an Abbey organist will play a short piece to demonstrate the magnificent organ.  The evening concludes with the choir singing a suitable piece around the Unknown Warrior’s Grave.

Please visit The Purcell Club website for further information on the Club.


Whilst the main parts of the Abbey are wheelchair accessible, many historic features such as the Cosmati Pavement, St. Edward's Shrine and Henry VII Chapel must be visited on foot as several flights of steps need to be negotiated.   Much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven, with some areas dimly lit.

No photography, video or sound recording is permitted.

We shall be travelling to and from the Arlington Centre by coach and the evening includes a supper within the Abbey.


Price:  £72.00 (including meal)


Depart Arlington (Lower Car Park)         15.00hrs

Coach departs Westminster Abbey         21.30 hrs