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The Category Churches is a subset of Places of Worship. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Churches which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Church’s Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Greyfriars Kirk

- St James's Piccadilly

- St Stephen Walbrook

 

In contrast, the following Churches do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- St John the Baptist Wimbledon

- St Thomas of Canterbury Brentwood

 

! Churches KEY
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of Record)69

'The oldest church in the City of London ... We are engaged in a wide range of activities, from education to outreach and social action, and from work with local charities to concerts and exhibitions. We also have links with a number of livery companies and City institutions and seek to serve the business and civic community surrounding us.’

 

@ All Hallows by the Tower
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of Record)266
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The building is often sought after for concerts by local and national choirs and orchestras due to its sound quality but essentially it is an active place of worship. Our church organ is a fine instrument, enhancing worship considerably. It is probably one of the best instruments in the County.'

 

 

@ All Saints Falmouth
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of Record)386

'The Parish Choir performs a wide range of music, both popular cathedral-style repertoire and more unusual music – from striking South American baroque works to South African choral dances and new commissions by contemporary composers ... Music by the Bridge Talented young and often local musicians perform in church in monthly Friday concerts (February–July and September–November). Refreshments are available at the back of church. Concerts are free. There is a retiring collection to support choral scholarships at All Saints.'

 

@ All Saints Fulham
VISITS (to Website)186
Also indexedMusic by the Bridge
VIEWS (of Record)349

‘The historic church of All Saints, Hastings has a fine Father Willis organ of 1878 ... Every Summer there is a series of 8 organ concerts.’

 

@ All Saints Hastings
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of Record)121

‘We run a weekly Wednesday lunch time series Soundbites ourselves’ ... Heavenly Harmonies  are monthly ‘Short Choral Classics featuring well-loved classics of religious choral repertoire explored through word and song’ ... Our church is also used regularly for concerts by other organisations such as Hertford Choral Society, Hertford Symphony Orchestra and Hertfordshire Festival of Music.’

 

@ All Saints Hertford
VISITS (to Website)207
Also indexedSoundbites | Heavenly Harmonies
VIEWS (of Record)423
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'All Saints has a strong musical tradition going back hundreds of years. By the sixteenth century All Saints had a choir which walked in ceremonial processions and sang at special services ...  Over the past half-century the range and quality of music has continued to grow, and in 1988 an organ by the distinguished Danish builder Erik Frobenius was installed, securing All Saints as Kingston’s leading venue for concerts as well as other dramatic and artistic events. The choir continues and is known nationally for the quality of its music making and sings an extensive repertoire. As well as contributing to the worship of the church, it makes broadcasts and recordings, has excellent connections with local schools and has regularly produced choral scholars at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.'

 

@ All Saints Kingston
VISITS (to Website)301
VIEWS (of Record)330

'All Saints' Leamington Spa has a thriving community with concerts, fairs, films, workshops, and other events taking place over the course of the year ... As Leamington's historic Parish Church, we are pleased to host special services, concerts and other events for a wide range of organisations on a one-off or regular basis.'

@ All Saints Leamington Spa
VISITS (to Website)271
VIEWS (of Record)328

‘As a proportion of total music composed, religious music has declined in recent centuries - in particular since the mid-20th century - though many composers still work in this area, harnessing the power of music to help communicate, explain and explore religious texts, and to capture some of their spirituality ... All Saints was one of the first Churches in London to use Viennese Masses, and the choir currently sings 11 Masses by Mozart and 7 by Haydn ... In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the revival of traditional liturgical worship within the Church of England from the mid 19th century - of which All Saints was an important part - saw a significant stream of settings from Britain ... The church's repertoire continues to represent a wide cross section of music and worshipers can hear music from the 16th century until the present day - the repertoire embracing such figures as Purcell, Blow, Boyce, Bairstow, Dyson, Harwood, Jackson, Mathias, Walton, Tavener ...’

@ All Saints Margaret Street
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of Record)272

‘Has been presenting concerts since 2013 with a wealth of musicianship from across a variety of genres, including Baroque, Folk, Choral Music, Brass Bands, World Music and even a Pink Floyd tribute band! We have seen musical legends hit the boards and been privileged to hear some of the world’s greatest singers and instrumentalists. We’ve also promoted local talent, too.’

@ All Saints Wokingham
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of Record)185
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'York is full of church buildings, many as old, or even older than ours. Our congregation is highly eclectic with some travelling considerable distances because they enjoy the English Missal. Our main Sung Mass is at 5.30pm, do come and join us when you next visit this fine city. There is also a Low Mass at 10.30am ... At many of the major festivals, we have the privilege of welcoming some of the region’s excellent independent choirs. On such occasions, the choir will sing a choral mass setting and appropriate anthems ...  The church boasts an excellent two-manual pipe organ, built in 1996 by Principal Pipe Organs ... Every summer, the church hosts a series of organ recitals.'

 

@ All Saints, North Street York
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)362

'The Bloomsbury acoustic is ideal for music of all kinds, both instrumental and vocal. The curved pews provide a feeling of intimacy wholly in accord with the ethos of chamber music. In order to capitalise on these assets, three series of Wednesday recitals take place annually ... The artists are drawn mainly, though not exclusively, from the London music colleges or their recent graduates ... Many of Britain's leading concert and cathedral organists have performed on the organ in recent years ...'

 

@ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
VISITS (to Website)189
VIEWS (of Record)364
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Hold series of ‘Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts’ and ‘Saturday Morning Organ Recitals’.

 

@ Bolton Parish Church
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of Record)412

Lunchtime concerts, typically once per month on a Friday plus a series of evening concerts, also on Fridays.

@ Boston Spa Methodist Church
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of Record)237

Friday Lunchtime Concerts ‘The concerts are diverse, mostly classically, but also jazz and folk. The performers are very talented and, most importantly, enjoy what they do; they engage with the audience and always aim to make their concerts a special event for everyone. It is a great way to spend a Friday lunchtime - among friendly people, enjoying lovely music. Do come along and see for yourself.’ Occasional other concerts and recitals.

 

@ Brighton Unitarian Church
VISITS (to Website)45
VIEWS (of Record)79
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Music is an integral part of the worship and life of our church. Bromley Parish Church has a strong musical tradition with an excellent choir, magnificent organ and bellringers and hosts a range of recitals during the year ... The pages in the Music section will give you a good appreciation of our activities. The Event pages also give further details.’

 

@ Bromley Parish Church
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of Record)219

'Each summer we host a summer series of organ concerts. We’re proud of the instrument and enjoy hearing a a variety of talented organists play. Everyone is welcome, and no admission fee is charged. A collection is taken at the end to which donations are welcome but not obligatory ... The organ is located at the front of the church in a large gallery with a fine case in Spanish mahogany with five towers and four flats. Most of the pipes in the case date from 1841 and have decoration of a similar style to the Hill work at York Minster.'

 

 

@ Central Methodist Church York
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of Record)286

‘Now the only church used for regular services in the old City ... We are a very traditional church, and our services, with very few exceptions, accord to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Our Bible readings are exclusively from the Authorised Version, and we enjoy a very high standard of preaching from our Priest in Charge and several visiting clergy. We have an eclectic congregation who come from all parts of the City and beyond, to enjoy the dignity of our form of worship, the tradition of good preaching and music ... The organ, first mentioned in 1552 ‘has its own distinctive voice, and speaks with a definite "Old English" accent. It is perhaps fortuitous that at Christ Church, things change slowly’.

 

@ Christ Church Bristol City
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of Record)83

Christ Church Music in Marlow  is dedicated to bringing varied and high quality concerts to our lovely venue in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK. Christ Church is a modernised Victorian chapel on Oxford Road (SL7 2NL) and is just perfect for chamber music, small choirs, jazz ensembles etc.’

@ Christ Church Marlow
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of Record)448

‘Talented musicians and organists from Surrey, London and further afield give lunchtime recitals in the Nave every Monday from 12:40 – 1:20pm. Organ recitals and music recitals (ranging from piano to trumpet, violin to voice) are on alternate weeks. Do join us on your lunch break!’

@ Christ Church Woking
VISITS (to Website)308
VIEWS (of Record)1272

Croydon Minster has over 90 singers involved in four choirs. The Choir of Men & Boys, the Girls' Choir, the Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks sing five choral services each week, give regular concerts throughout the year, and have toured, broadcast and recorded. The church boasts a fine 4-manual organ by the celebrated 19th century organ-builder William Hill, and has a distinguished track record of sending young organists to Oxbridge and music colleges.‘

 

@ Croydon Minster
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of Record)148

Fulneck Moravian Church is a busy congregation with activities for all ages and various interests ,,, The Settlement overlooks the Tong and Fulneck Valley near Leeds in West Yorkshire. It is a site of great historic interest, dating back to 1743, but remains an active community with many residents and different organisations ... The Fulneck Moravian Church organ was originally built and installed by Johannes Snetzler in 1748 ... In 2016 a major renovation was carried out by Wood of Huddersfield. The organ was brought to modern concert pitch and can now be used to accompany other instruments.’

@ Fulneck Moravian Church
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of Record)188

‘The special concerts at Gillingham Methodist Church started in 2004 as part of our appeal to raise money for the restoration of our beloved Sweetland organ. The restoration is complete, but the concerts continue! In 2008 we re-launched ourselves as Music at GMC.  Our aim is to bring top-quality music to Gillingham and the surrounding area by inviting local musicians and wider-known celebrity musicians to come and perform at GMC. With this in mind, we extend a warm welcome to all. We hope that you will enjoy our latest concert offerings and that we will see you at some of our events.’

 

@ Gillingham Methodist Church
VISITS (to Website)230
Also indexedMusic at GMC
VIEWS (of Record)1721

‘Built on the site of a pre-Reformation Franciscan monastery, our iconic building offers much to see and appreciate, from reading the words of the National Covenant (signed here in the Kirkyard in 1638), right through to contemporary additions, such as our magnificent organ that dominates the sanctuary ... Today Greyfriars is home to an active worshipping community of the Church of Scotland, with weekly services at different times. All are most welcome to join, whether of faith or not. We also have special services, concerts, ceilidhs, exhibitions, group visits and much, much more taking place here.’

 

@ Greyfriars Kirk
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of Record)181
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Music is an important part of our worship at Hampstead Parish Church: many of our services are enriched by the fine and varied music of the Anglican cathedral tradition. An excellent fully-professional mixed-voice Choir sings a number of Choral Services each week and at special times during the Church's year. There is also a Junior Choir of boys and girls from the parish who take part in the Sunday morning Parish Eucharist. Hampstead Parish Church has a notable Henry Willis Organ of 1884, and also a modern Grotrian Steinweg grand piano. The building has good acoustics, particularly well suited to the performance of choral and chamber music; it is regularly used for concerts by chamber musicians, orchestras and choral groups as well as for our own musical events.’ Note also The Friends of the Music.

 

@ Hampstead Parish Church
VISITS (to Website)77
Also indexedThe Friends of the Music
VIEWS (of Record)192

Host a regular series of concerts and recitals: ‘The church’s greatest treasure is the Handel organ. From 1718-1720, Handel was director of music to James Brydges, Duke of Chandos, and commissioned the building of this organ for the Duke’s new house on the Canons estate at Edgware, Middlesex. The builders, Abraham Jordan and his son, were the first to enclose the pipes of the swell organ in a wooden box with a sliding shutter in its front which could be opened and closed by means of a pedal, regulating the volume of sound produced ... Although it has since undergone extensive restoration, four of the stops on the great organ and five on the choir organ are original Jordan work’.

 

@ Holy Trinity Gosport
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of Record)121
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Holy Trinity is a popular venue to hold events, ranging from concerts, art exhibitions, to textile exhibitions. Many visiting artistes comment on the beautiful and inspiring setting and musicians often comment on the "generous" acoustics ... Melford Music is a charity which hosts lunchtime recitals through the summer months starting at 1.10pm every Wednesday. Admission is free.'

 

@ Holy Trinity Long Melford
VISITS (to Website)356
Also indexedMelford Music
VIEWS (of Record)493

‘Since 2007 a series of concerts has been held on five consecutive Sunday afternoons every spring and autumn; these have become a regular feature not only of our Church calendar but also of Ipswich’s musical life. A wide variety of music is performed by soloists, instrumental ensembles and choirs, and an emphasis is placed on encouraging young local talent ... Other occasional concerts take place throughout the year.’

 

@ St Andrew’s Rushmere
VISITS (to Website)25
Also indexedMusic at Rushmere | Friends of Rushmere Organ
VIEWS (of Record)78

'Music plays a large part in the life of St Ann's Church. Concerts and recitals are frequent events and we have regular performances of chamber music and piano recitals by students of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) ... The organ, which dates from 1730, was originally on the West Gallery. It has grown over the years and is now a fine instrument with 54 speaking stops on which recitals are given every week. It was rebuilt by George Sixsmith & Co of Mossley in 1996.'

 

@ St Ann's Manchester
VISITS (to Website)394
VIEWS (of Record)395
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Situated on Kew Green, adjacent to the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, stands our fine Church building. With its historic Royal connections and many monuments Saint Anne’s Church witnesses to the Christian faith and its central place, both past and present, in Kew community life. Standing in the inclusive High Church tradition with an emphasis on well-ordered choral liturgy St Anne’s offers a warm welcome to all comers.‘

 

@ St Anne's Kew Green
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of Record)105
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The music at St Augustine’s is varied and usually modern, using Hymns Old and New, Complete Mission Praise, punctuated with Taize chants, and anything else that inspires us and makes our worship uplifting and joyful! We mix and match the old favourites with contemporary stuff, and it seems to work out well! Our wonderful pipe organ is in desperate need of restoration, and this may happen after we find the £100,000 needed to restore it! Meanwhile we have a lively Music Group that includes a clavinova, guitars, clarinet, vocalists, and the occasional African drum! We make a bonnie noise ... The acoustics in St Augustine’s are wonderful, and various bands and choirs have recorded their material in our building. There is also an Accoustic Night in church on the second Friday of every month where local talent come along and sing and or play.’

 

@ St Augustine’s Dumbarton
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of Record)249

'St Barnabas is working with a growing list of Partners to bring a wealth of public events to this stunning venue ... This has included a Burns Night Celebration Dinner, a number of concerts and recitals, as well as a Wine Tasting and Tapas evening ... The building can comfortably sit 300 for a concert, lecture, etc. We have a sound system for speaker events, and a good acoustic.'

@ St Barnabas Beckenham
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of Record)431

‘Music plays an enormous and vital role in the life of St Bride's. Central to this is the work of our professional choir of 12 adult singers, which sings at morning and evening services every Sunday throughout the year and also provides an enormous variety of music for weddings, funerals, memorial services and carol services ... Although liturgical music remains at the heart of what we do, there are numerous musical events apart from the regular choral services ... The effect of all music in the church can sometimes be overwhelming because of the acoustics (described by Gordon Reynolds, a previous Director of Music, as "perilously lively!"), but the enthusiastic response from many first-time visitors demonstrates that listening to music in St Bride's is a very special experience which we hope to extend to even more people in the years to come ... Lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, often given by students and young professionals, which are well attended. The church is also frequently hired for other musical events.’

 

@ St Bride’s Fleet Street
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of Record)139

St Cuthbert’s is one of London’s largest and finest 19th century churches. It was constructed between 1884 and 1887 to designs by the architect Hugh Roumieu Gough. Built of brick, with stone dressings, in a style which recalls the monastic churches of the Middle Ages, it rises dramatically amongst the Victorian terraces of Philbeach Gardens ... St Cuthbert’s has maintained a high standard of music making since the beginning of the 20th Century.‘

 

@ St Cuthbert’s Earl’s Court
VISITS (to Website)104
VIEWS (of Record)105

‘For over 40 years the Church has recognised its special ministry to musicians and artists in the locality, and St Edward’s Music & Arts Centre coordinates that outreach to the community, providing opportunities for amateurs and professionals to rehearse and perform in an auditorium of outstanding acoustic quality. Instruments available at the church include a three-manual pipe organ, and an excellent grand piano. A second grand piano is available in the rehearsal room ... Currently thirteen music and arts organisations meet, rehearse and perform at St Edward's. In addition, a series of monthly Saturday morning "Coffee Concerts" is organised each year ... Some are given by the resident music organisations, but the majority are performances by other local musicians. In addition we have a series of Spring Concerts on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Piano Recitals on Sundays at 3pm, and a Jazz Month (four consecutive Saturday mornings at 11am).‘

 

@ St Edward’s Roath
VISITS (to Website)74
Also indexedSt Edward’s Music & Arts Centre
VIEWS (of Record)123

'Music is at the heart of Christian worship and the musical tradition at Saint Faith`s is very strong. The church organ is one of the best in the area and we are privileged to have had some fine organists in the past and at the present time ... We have put on a series of Summer Saturday concerts at St Faith's, featuring a wide range of local soloists and ensembles. The concerts start each year on Easter Saturday and run through to August.'

 

@ St Faith's Great Crosby
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of Record)380

‘Music plays a central role to life at St George the Martyr.  We host free lunchtime concerts at 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday.  On Tuesdays we host Borough New Music for the best contemporary music, and on Thursday we showcase a variety of up and coming classical performers. We are delighted to host the  St George the Martyr with Kings Music Academy ... Our historic organ is a centrepiece of the church and plays a prominent role in our services ... We are very proud to regularly host the fantastic Water City Music and support the work they do bringing professional music to the community and including local children in their performances.‘

 

@ St George the Martyr Southwark
VISITS (to Website)65
Also indexedKings Music Academy | Water City Music
VIEWS (of Record)80

St George's is the parish church of Mayfair. Splendidly refurbished in 2010 it was built between 1721-1724 to the designs of John James, as one of the Fifty Churches projected by Queen Anne's Act of 1711 ... George Frederick Handel was a regular worshipper at St George's, which is home to the annual London Handel Festival. We have a reputation for dignified and traditional formal worship based on the Book of Common Prayer, magnificent music provided by our fine professional choir, and thoughtful preaching.’ In addition, the Church has a regular programme of concerts and recitals, including the Mayfair Organ Concerts series, which is shared between St George’s and Grosvenor Chapel.

@ St George’s Hanover Square
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of Record)215
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

St James’s is a parish church in London’s West End, part of the Church of England and the world wide Anglican Communion. The building is a Christopher Wren design, consecrated in 1684.’ Extensive range of concerts and recitals held in the Church: ‘Sign up for eNews ... “Occasional News” is our general news mail-out. If you wish to receive ONLY information about monthly concerts and recitals, choose the music list. (You can sign up for both, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We treat your details as valuable and neither sell nor disclose them to earthly authorities)’.

@ St James's Piccadilly
VISITS (to Website)370
VIEWS (of Record)233
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘As well as hosting concerts by external groups, St John’s runs an organ recital series and is the venue for many of the concerts of its partners, the London Mozart Players and the Central Band of the Royal British Legion. We also run a series of coffee concerts on the first Saturday of every month.’

 

@ St John the Evangelist Upper Norwood
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of Record)240

‘Has one of the most extensive, vibrant and comprehensive church-based music programmes in the UK combining both liturgical and secular music to create an all-encompassing and unique experience that appeals to all. Generally considered a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, grandiose yet still intimate and with a fabulous acoustic perfect for music making, St John’s has had a thriving choral and music tradition that has been renowned since the church’s consecration in 1879. Today it remains one of the last non-cathedral musical foundations to offer music on an almost daily basis.‘

@ St John's Ranmoor
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of Record)246

‘St John’s Music, running throughout autumn, winter and early spring,  is a series of Organ Recitals (usually on the first Saturday of the month at 1.00 pm) and Concerts (occasional Sundays at 3.00 pm) promoted by the Kirk. It aims to showcase the best of local music-making and to provide a platform for the many talented performers who live in and around Perthshire. In addition the Kirk often plays host to professional ensembles within Scotland ... and a wealth of internationally renowned soloists, as well as amateur choirs and ensembles from the region.‘

 

@ St John’s Kirk of Perth
VISITS (to Website)14
VIEWS (of Record)53
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An “inclusive church” ... proud to offer a home to seven arts organisations including the Southbank Sinfonia and SE1 United.’ Wide range of lunchtime and evening concerts and recitals.

 

@ St John’s Waterloo
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of Record)74
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Fortnightly lunchtime recitals on Thursdays, primarily on the ‘fine two manual Tickell Pipe Organ installed in 2003’. 

 

@ St Laurence Upminster
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of Record)122

‘The official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation and stands in the Yard of the Guildhall. It was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666, but there has been a church on the site for around 900 years. After extensive damage in the Second World War, it was again re-built ... Every Monday at 1pm we hold a Piano Concert in the Church for about 50 minutes ... The piano in the church is quite special. It used to be owned by Sir Thomas Beecham, before it was purchased by the church ... Every Tuesday at 1pm we hold an Organ Concert in the Church for about 45 minutes ... St Lawrence has a wonderful organ which was built in 2001 by Johannes Klais Orgelbau, of Bonn, Germany ... Many people love to come into the peaceful atmosphere of the church and enjoy these special events.‘

 

@ St Lawrence Jewry
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of Record)52
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The venue for a series of lunchtime concerts which take place from February through to November ... The concerts have proved to be highly successful, with attendance being between sixty and one hundred and twenty each month. The concerts remain free and are self supported by the donations given after each concert by our generous audience, to whom we are deeply grateful. We look forward to welcoming you to our 900 year old Church to enjoy listening to some wonderful music given by great musicians in a beautiful setting.’

 

@ St Leonard's Seaford
VISITS (to Website)286
VIEWS (of Record)481

‘The concert series is designed to give prominance to up and coming young and local performers ... and has wide-ranging programmes: from early to contemporary music, including jazz and other genres, well-known and lesser-known works, all performed by professional musicians and emerging new artists. Performers give spoken introductions, creating an accessible and friendly atmosphere where the audience has a chance to mingle over a glass of wine at the interval.’

 

@ St Luke’s Brighton
VISITS (to Website)39
Also indexedMusic @ Wine at St Luke’s
VIEWS (of Record)82

‘There has been a church dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch in Lothbury, the street that runs along the north side of the Bank of England, since the 12th Century. In later centuries the parish was augmented by the incorporation of seven adjacent parishes, whose churches were lost through the Great Fire, the Second World War and the expansion of City institutions ... It is the church of five livery companies (the Armourers and Brasiers, the Glovers of London, the Tylers and Bricklayers, the Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers and the Scientific Instrument Makers), two Ward Clubs (Broad St. and Coleman St.) and one professional institution (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). It is also the parish church of the Bank of England and several local firms. Each hold special services at various times in the year ... The organ recital programme changes each week and, as well as our resident organist, features international celebrity organists.’

 

@ St Margaret Lothbury
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of Record)130
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Music in St Mary's has for many years been an important part of the Dorchester and wider District scene. The excellence of the acoustic and the beauty of the architecture, itself a late example of the arts and crafts movement, are a good starting point. The welcoming attitude of the church to all musical groups has helped to make St Mary's the premier choice for large and smaller scale performances,'

 

@ St Mary's Dorchester
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of Record)326

'St Mary’s Choir has a long tradition of providing first rate music for the services. Indeed, St Mary’s is one of the few remaining choirs in England still to sing Choral Mattins regularly as well as the more usual services of Eucharist and Evensong ... St Mary’s is honoured to have a large and quite superb ‘Father’ Willis pipe organ of three manuals and pedals, built in 1889 by “Father” Henry Willis – one of the greatest of English organ-builders in the Nineteenth Century – to a specification and quality closely similar to the renowned organ of Truro Cathedral (built two years earlier by the same distinguished Company) ... Concerts and recitals are a feature of Parish life; a regular series being arranged throughout the year.'

 

@ St Mary's Ewell
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of Record)406
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Have developed their spaces into a 'St Mary's for All' - including offering a winter Concert Series.

 

@ St Mary's Hamilton
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of Record)266

‘We have a full programme of classical, light music, jazz and other entertainments throughout the year at our church, with its marvellous acoustics. We have hosted international orchestras and choirs as well as solo artists. The website is regularly updated as new events are confirmed.’  The organ was ‘built in 1883 by Bevington and Sons, organ makers of Soho, London. It was painstakingly re-built and re-voiced at St Mary’s by Trevor Tipple, of Worcester, following its move from Holmer Church, Hereford. The instrument attracts interest from organ buffs, enthusiasts and organ societies from around the world’.

@ St Mary's Hay on Wye
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of Record)250

‘Free Lunchtime Concerts  ... Every Saturday at 12 noon - 12.30, with refreshments available after each concert. Just 20 minutes by train from the centre of London!’

 

@ St Mary's Slough
VISITS (to Website)288
VIEWS (of Record)792
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘St Mary’s Church lies on the outskirts of the small village of Kenardington, in a rural and beautiful location overlooking Romney Marsh. It acts as a visual beacon in the landscape, and lies on the route of the Saxon Shore Way.’ The Church has been renovated (including the provision of mains electricity) ‘to extend the role of this church to include facilities for retreats and musical events as well as to provide a resting place for walkers using the Saxon Shore Way’. An annual series of concerts Saxon Shore Early Music Kenardington can now be held.

 

@ St Mary’s Kenardington
VISITS (to Website)7
Also indexedSaxon Shore Early Music Kenardington
VIEWS (of Record)24
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The loan of Hall for Cornwall’s grand piano to St Mary’s Church, Penzance has caused an explosion of musical activity in West Cornwall, creating fantastic new opportunities to experience the very best in live music in this exceptional building – in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Penzance. Our programme includes a variety of reasonably priced concerts, with quality, youth and community taking centre stage ... Traditional church music is very important here. The present grand organ comes from the university church in Oxford and is now undergoing major renovation. The church is in constant use by musicians, artists, schools. We play host to a wide range of musical events throughout the year. A SPARK worker ( Spirituality and Arts ) helps to organise events to help us think about God through the creative arts.’

 

@ St Mary’s Penzance
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)172
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

The Church was originally linked with Glastonbury until the dissolution of Abbey. It was re-modelled in the 19th Century: ‘The organ is a splendid instrument made by J.C. Hele of Plymouth in the late 19th century. It has 23 ranks of pipes. It has been restored twice, once in 1975 by John Budgen of Bishop and Sons and recently in 2000 by Stephen Cook of Westbury in Wiltshire’.

 

@ St Mary’s Sturminster Newton
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VIEWS (of Record)68

‘Music has played an important role at St Matthew’s since the consecration of the building in 1893, and the Church has been at the forefront of contemporary music and art for over half a century. Today, at sung services, the wonderful sounds of the Choir and the magnificent Walker organ continue to fill the building, inspiring and enhancing our worship ... St Matthew's is also home to arguably the finest parish church organ of its type in the country. The four manual organ was built in 1895 by the firm J W Walker and Sons and is now of great historical importance. In 2005/6 the organ underwent a major restoration project costing in excess of a quarter of a million pounds and is now a sought-after recital instrument and many distinguished organists perform regularly at the Church.’

@ St Matthew's Northampton
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VIEWS (of Record)402

‘Music is a very important feature at St Matthew’s, embracing a wide range of styles and periods. We have an excellent Choir which sings at the 11.00am Sunday Services as well as Festivals and Holy Days. Our Director of Music likes to explore new music in settings for anthems, hymns and psalms ... St. Matthew’s holds lunchtime recital series throughout the year. These are free concerts open to anyone, showcasing a range of young musical talent.’

 

@ St Matthew’s Bayswater
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VIEWS (of Record)205

'There is such a lot on offer musically at St Michael’s. Whether you are young or old, a singer or an instrumentalist, or just someone who enjoys listening or music, there is something for you! ... Our regular series of "Saturdays at Six" concerts are free and include a glass of wine. Join us on the second Saturday of each month, for organ, piano, instrumental and operatic music. We are also occasionally able to host one off events featuring a range of performers.'

 

@ St Michael's Highgate
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VIEWS (of Record)429
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'St Michael's has been renowned for its musical excellence for more than six hundred years ... In addition to Monday Choral Evensong and occasional Sunday services, the church is the venue for many City of London memorial services and livery company services, as well the New Year's and Ascension Day services -- all featuring music of a high standard ... A two-manual organ was built by Renatus Harris, with an opening recital given in 1684 by Henry Purcell and John Blow (both composers and organists of Westminster Abbey) and G B Draghi (organist to Charles II's Queen, Catherine). The instrument has been enlarged several times, and moved from a west gallery to the east end of the church, but nine of the original ranks are still in use ...  On Mondays at 1.00pm there takes place a fifty-minute organ recital.’

 

@ St Michael’s Cornhill
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of Record)184
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Seating over 600 people, St. Pancras Church is an excellent venue for concerts, recitals, lectures and other events ... We are pleased to host Lunchtime Recitals every Thursday at 1.15pm given by a variety of talented performers. Everyone is welcome. The recitals are free, with a plate at the back of the church if people would like to leave a donation for the musicians.‘

 

@ St Pancras Euston
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VIEWS (of Record)237
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Summer Music at St Patrick’s ‘A series of summer recitals by local, national and international artists  ... Admission free.’

 

@ St Patrick’s Coleraine
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VIEWS (of Record)82

Organize a series of ‘Music While You Eat’ summer concerts.

 

@ St Peter's Cleethorpes
VISITS (to Website)261
VIEWS (of Record)456

'St Peter's is at the heart of Berkhamsted's thriving cultural scene and a leading supporter of the arts in the town. Our programme of musical events includes lunchtime recitals, organ recitals and evening concerts featuring both local artists and international soloists - all in the beautiful setting of our historic church.'

@ St Peter's Great Berkhamsted
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VIEWS (of Record)341
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Beyond the Sunday liturgy we offer several concerts throughout the year. Through the summer we have monthly lunchtime concerts with local performers offering all kinds of high quality performances. The church has a very fine organ, which sounds truly magnificent and we frequently welcome some of the country’s leading recitalists who thrill us with some breathtaking playing skills. The church is also very much in demand by local choirs, choral societies and orchestras as a concert venue. Apart from being an impressive and very beautiful building, it has a fabulous acoustic and really lends itself to some of the larger scale works.'

 

@ St Saviour's Eastbourne
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VIEWS (of Record)658
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Unique church, described by Sir John Summerson as “the pride of English architecture” ... Music recitals are organised by the Walbrook Music Trust each Tuesday at 1.00pm. These are concerts which provide a platform for musicians and singers to hone their performance skills ... Our Friday Organ Recitals ... are given by visiting organists with a varied programme of works often taking into account the season of the church. Recitals are free and you are welcome to bring your lunch ... The Lord Mayor’s St Stephen’s Serenades ... on the last Friday of the month, 5.30 – 6.15pm, feature a wide variety of different performers. All are welcome – Just come along. Free admission.’

 

@ St Stephen Walbrook
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of Record)101
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

The St Stephen’s May Festival is ‘an annual celebration of music within the context of worship to be held here at St Stephen’s. We welcome many music lovers and many performers who join with us for these three glorious days’. Festival held Early May. The Church also organise a series of organ and other recitals throughout the year, usually held on Saturday mornings.

@ St Stephen’s Bournemouth
VISITS (to Website)107
Also indexedSt Stephen’s Bournemouth May Festival
VIEWS (of Record)223

‘An Anglican Church in the catholic tradition. It is a place to encounter God in scripture and sacrament, in prayer and worship, in community and fellowship ... St Stephen’s has always been known for its high musical standards. As well as contributing to the worship of the church it has continued to draw people into St Stephens. Throughout the year the Church uses a variety of music, from early to contemporary to jazz.’ Programme includes Rush Hour Recitals.

 

@ St Stephen’s South Kensington
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VIEWS (of Record)65

‘Music in the Parish Church is led by an energetic director of music who has an eclectic taste in worship music. St Eustachius has a fine Walker pipe organ and Steinway grand piano and both are used to maximum effect to enhance worship ... The church is a popular concert venue that regularly attracts ensembles of high calibre ... A series of free lunchtime concerts, especially those as part of the annual Tavistock Festival, is appealing to an ever increasing audience.’

 

@ Tavistock Parish Church
VISITS (to Website)117
VIEWS (of Record)230
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, better known as Brompton Oratory, is home to the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, a community of priests living under the rule of life established by its founder in the sixteenth century. The Oratory also serves as a parish church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster ... The Choir of The London Oratory is the UK’s senior professional Catholic church choir and sings for all the major Latin liturgies at the Oratory. Comprising some of London’s leading ensemble singers, the choir is internationally renowned ... Built by J.W.Walker & Sons and completed in 1954, the Oratory’s organ is one of the most important built in London in the post-World War II era ... now listed Grade 1 in the Institute of British Organ Studies register of organs of historical importance.‘

@ The London Oratory
VISITS (to Website)99
Also indexedBrompton Oratory
VIEWS (of Record)168

Organize Tuesday Lunch Time Concerts and Saturday Organ Recitals - also at lunchtime: ‘The organ originally had two manuals and was made by J. J. Binns in 1926. A third manual was added by the same builder in 1948. The organ was cleaned and renovated in 2000 by David Wells’ [Wikipedia]

@ Wesley Church Centre Chester
VISITS (to Website)77
VIEWS (of Record)113

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