The Friends are delighted to announce the launch concert of the Halcyon Quartet who are the Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel first Ensemble in Residence at St. Sepulchre’s (Holy Sepulchre London).
This takes place on Wednesday 17 October from 1.20 – 1.50pm.
The Quartet will give a lunchtime concert series on the 2nd Wednesday of every Month from November – Summer 2019 from 1.15pm – 1.45pm.
Entry is free. A retiring collection will be made.
The Halcyon String Quartet is formed of 4 recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Music who were chosen by audition after an extensive search during the summer. Do come and support this new venture by the Friends and the Church.
You are cordially invited to a Choral Eucharist to the music of Faure’s Requiem remembering all departed Musicians to be held at St. Sepulchre’s Church (Holy Sepulchre London|) Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 6.30pm.
The Choir of Holy Sepulchre London will be directed by Peter Asprey.
There will be a Requiem in the form of a Eucharist for those musicians whose names are in the Book of Remembrance on Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 6.30 pm. The Choir of St Sepulchre’s, directed by Peter Asprey, will the music of the Requiem by Fauré.
The next Service of Thanksgiving will be on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 6.00 pm and be sung by the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, under the direction of Dr Geoffrey Webber. The preacher will be the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, CVO.
The following people were remembered through inscription in the Book of Remembrance in 2018:
|Averil Carmalt||Violinist, Teacher||1934-2017|
|Harry Cawood||Violinist, Teacher||1942-2017|
|Melanie Daiken||Composer, Teacher||1945-2016|
|Mike Harries||Trombonist, Bandleader||1932-2018|
|Alan Haven||Jazz Organist||1935-2016|
|Gordon Langford||Composer, Pianist||1930-2017|
|Robert Meikle||Teacher, Conductor||1936-2017|
|Anthony Milledge||Organist, Conductor||1943-2017|
|Antony Miller||Oboist, Teacher||1926-2017|
|Lena Phillips||Singing Teacher||1944-2015|
|Fergus Read||Jazz Teacher||1965-2006|
|Reg Reid||Trombonist, Lecturer||1937-2017|
|Eva Stewart||Piccolo, Flautist||1971-2017|
|Jasper Thorogood||Director of Music||1943-2016|
|Peter Uppard||Pianist, Composer||1944-2017|
|Peter Ward||Pianist, Violist||1922-2017|
|David Wulstan||Choirmaster, Scholar||1937-2017|
The 2018 Service of Thanksgiving took place on Tuesday 1st May at 6 pm. The Service was sung by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London directed by Rupert Gough. The preacher was the Lord Bishop of Ely, The Right Reverend Stephen Conway. The Service was be conducted by The Revd David Ingall, Rector of St. Sepulchre’s.
The following people were remembered through inscription in the Book of Remembrance this year:
|Guy Bennett||Trombonist, Conductor||1958-2016|
|Rosie Cracknell||Singer, Songwriter||1953-2015|
|Paul Anthony Davis||Conductor, Pianist||1938-2016|
|Michael Hill||Pianist, Administrator||1945-2016|
|Sydney (Bill) Jackson||Trumpeter, Teacher||1929-2015|
|Michael James||Organist, Conductor||1951-1981|
|Helen Just||Chamber Musician||1903-1989|
|Lawrence (Laurie) Lewis||Violinist||1931-2016|
|Pamela Majaro||Chamber Musician||1932-2016|
|Noel Mander||Organ builder||1912-2005|
|Neville Marriner||Violinist, Conductor||1924-2016|
|Peter Maxwell Davies||Composer||1934-2016|
|John Milton-Tayler||Drummer, Teacher||1934-2016|
|William R.H. Petter||Tenor||1982-2016|
|Martin Pickering||Tenor, Conductor||1955-2016|
|Norman Platt||Founder Kent Opera||1920-2004|
|Richard Popplewell||Organist, Choirmaster||1935-2016|
|Brian Sharp||Organist, Pianist||1937-2016|
|John Shirley-Quirk||Bass Baritone||1931-2016|
|Peter Melville Smith||Piano Teacher||1943-2016|
|Shelley Stannus Gunning||Cellist||1937-2016|
|Paul Steinitz||Conductor, Scholar||1909-1988|
|Jennifer Ward Clarke||Cellist||1935-2015|
|Robin Wells||Organist, Conductor||1943-2016|
|Hazel Wood||Mezzo soprano||1936-2016|
This year’s Annual Service of Thanksgiving in memory of those newly inscribed into the Book of Remembrance in the Musicians’ Chapel took place on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 6.00 pm and was sung by the Choir of the Royal Academy of Music directed by Patrick Russill. The preacher was The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall. Dr Hall has kindly made a transcript of his address available; to download please click here.
The following names were inscribed in the Book of Remembrance this year:
|Nicholas Busch||Principal Horn||1939–2013|
|Alfred Clow||Woodwind Teacher||1938–2014|
|Denys Darlow||Conductor, Organist||1921–2015|
|Sister André Dullaghan||Singing Teacher||1937–2015|
|Bryan Fairfax||Conductor, Violinist||1925–2014|
|Wilfred Gibson||Violinist, Composer||1942–2014|
|Sydney Humphreys||Violinist, Teacher||1926–2015|
|Derek James||Principal Trombone||1929–2014|
|Howard Parkhouse||Organist, Conductor||1946–2015|
|Michael Procter||Choral Director||1951–2012|
|John Railton||Choral Director||1929–2013|
|Howard Rees||Composer, Teacher||1945–2011|
|Christopher Regan||Organist, Administrator||1929–2015|
|Barbara Robotham||Mezzo Soprano||1936–2013|
|Richard N. Scarth||Organist, Scholar||1930–2014|
|William E. Webber||Organist||1895–1961|
|David Willcocks||Choral Musician||1919–2015|
Catherine Bott has kindly given us a copy of her address from the 2015 Musicians’ Memorial Service. You can download a copy here
While cleaning out the vestry at St Sepulchre after the latest round of improvement works, we discovered a 16mm film of the dedication of the Musicians’ Chapel. We have had it transferred to digital, and you can now view it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoOStVMsNE