Bath Abbey Choir perform during The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Train visit

Members of the Bath Abbey Choir, led by our Director of Music, Huw Williams, performed Christmas music for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Cleeve Court Care Home on Tuesday 8 December. The visit was part of the Duke and Duchess’s tour across the UK via the Royal Train to pay tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations that have gone above and beyond in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was a great honour for the Choir to sing for The Duke and Duchess. It was also very special for the choristers to be able to bring some festive cheer to the care home’s residents, who were not able to make their usual visit to the carol service at Bath Abbey this year.

Quoting Huw Williams, the Abbey’s Director of Music, who said, in an exclusive interview with Classic FM: “We feel very privileged to be able to offer our talents to bring joy to others, and especially for those in the care home. Music can bring such comfort to people during this difficult and dark year we’ve experienced together.”

Huw also said: “It was lovely to greet Their Royal Highnesses who were really charming and friendly. one of our most experienced girls, Daisy, was even able to present them with our latest Bath Abbey Christmas CD, ‘Gaudete’!”

To find out more about the visit and to read Huw’s quote in full, please see