There will be a Requiem Service for those musicians whose names are in the Book of Remembrance on Tuesday 7th November at 6.30 pm. The Rector of St Sepulchre’s, The Reverend David Ingall, will be celebrant. The Choir of St Sepulchre’s, directed by Peter Asprey, will sing the music of the Requiem by Fauré.
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 2018 Service of Thanksgiving will take place on Tuesday 1st May at 6 pm when the Service will be sung by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London. The preacher is the Lord Bishop of Ely, The Right Reverend Stephen Conway. The service will be preceded by the Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel AGM, at 3.00 pm in the Musicians’ Chapel.
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
Brian Kay has kindly given us a copy of his address from the 2012 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