MOURNERS across the world will say goodbye to Her Majesty as Westminster Abbey’s mark the sombre occasion.

As the late Queen is laid to rest on Monday, September 19, 2022, the some of Her Majesty’s favourite hymns will be sung, in a service broadcast and televised around the world.

Who are the choir at the Queen's funeral?

As Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest, the service will be led by the Dean of Westminster, with music sung by The Choir of Westminster Abbey.

The choir will be joined by The Choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, which is based at St James’ Palace.

The choirs will be led by Westminster Abbey’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O’Donnell, and the organ will be played by the Abbey’s sub-organist, Peter Holder.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is a world-renowned, all-male vocal ensemble, founded in the late 14th century when the Abbey was a Benedictine monastery.

The Abbey Choir is made up of 30 boys aged between eight and 13, and 12 professional adult singers, known as Lay Vicars.

All 30 boys attend the Abbey’s Choir School – the only Choir School in the country to cater to choristers only.

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The Abbey Choir’s voices have been the soundtrack to some of the most important royal, state, and national occasions of recent years, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, and memorial services for Stephen Hawking and Nelson Mandela.

In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI invited the Choir to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir at a Papal Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

What are the choir singing at the Queen's funeral?

As the Queen is laid to rest the choir will sing a number of number of hymns, including one which will remind the Royal family of her loving marriage to the late Prince Philip.

The Queen's funeral will hear the same hymn that was sung on their wedding day in 1947 – The Lord is my Shepherd.

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Other hymns are The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling – which was sung at Prince William and Princess Kate’s wedding in 2011.

This will be followed by the Last Post and the reveille before the National Anthem is sung.

A specially-commissioned choral piece, composed by the Master of The King’s Music, Judith Weir, will also be sung by the choir at Westminster Abbey.

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