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Nearby: City of London

The Category City of London is a subset of London (Central). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with The City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities 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):

- Bridewell Theatre

- City Chamber Choir

- Diversity Choir

- London Gallery Quire

 

Category City of London
! City of London KEY
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)118

'At the Centre for Young Musicians we’re passionate about music, and so are our students. Many go on to have successful careers in music and the performing arts, or simply have the time of their lives taking their musical ambitions to the next level. Our vibrant Saturday Music School is perfect for young Londoners aged 5-18 years old, to develop their creative and expressive skills. We are generously supported by The Foundation for Young Musicians, so we can offer bursaries for talented young musicians to fulfil their potential ... There are also regional CYM Saturday Centres in Norwich, Taunton, Peterborough, and Saffron Walden.‘

 

* Centre for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)509
Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
VIEWS (of this Record)434

'Through an annual competitive audition process we select classical soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. These "CMF Artists" then engage in an innovative two-year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops. These cover a range of topics such as managing finances, tax and pensions, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus presentation and interview skills, promotion and publicity strategies and much more.' As well as the ‘Events curated and promoted by City Music Foundation’ in London - and which are indexed here - the Website also provides details of a number of concerts and recitals elsewhere in the UK featuring current CMF Artists.

 

* City Music Foundation
VISITS (to Website)320
VIEWS (of this Record)301

‘Inspired by the famous series of concerts given during World War II by Dame Myra Hess at the National Gallery and the Royal Exchange, City Music Society was founded in 1943 by the late Ivan Sutton and is one of the country's leading music societies ... In addition to featuring well-established musicians, it has always been the Society's policy to invite out-standing young professional artists who are at the beginning of their careers, many of whom have since attained international status ... Members of the Society are more than just passive listeners. Over the years the Society has commissioned many new works - on average one every three years - from a wide and diverse range of British composers.’

 

* City Music Society
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)200

‘We exist for those who have a passion for the organ and its music in Central London. Everyone is welcome to join us including organists, those who enjoy listening to organ music, or people who would just like to support the organ world in our area. Our aims are to encourage those with an interest in the organ, to promote musical activities relating to the organ, and to build a social network of organists and those who support the organ. We arrange a series of events throughout the year. These include concerts, visits to organs of interest, and events where members and friends can meet socially. We also help to promote other musical events connected with the organ and church music in our area.’

 

* City of London Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)205
Also indexedCity of London & Eastern Society of Organists
VIEWS (of this Record)342

‘Aims to help a young conductor establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between conservatoire training and professional life. The winner of the competition is offered, in addition to an award of £15,000, the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the LSO for up to one year. The competition is open to conductors aged 30 or under who are citizens of the 28 countries with full membership of the European Union, plus those in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.’ Held Late February. Next [2021].

 

* Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
VISITS (to Website)88
Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)331

'One of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research - selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world ... and the top-rated conservatoire ...'

 

* Guildhall School of Music & Drama
VISITS (to Website)264
VIEWS (of this Record)399

‘The finest piano lessons London has to offer! ... We organise periodic concerts and events in the City of London and do weekly piano tuition for adults working in the City ... You can choose between group piano lessons and one-to-one piano lessons with London's favourite piano Academy for adults ... Beginners, intermediate and advanced piano learners welcome. Learn classical, rock, jazz and pop styles in a formidable setting designed for adults ... Now, you can choose between outstanding piano lessons in Mayfair and the City of London!’

 

* London Piano Institute
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)353

‘Quality chamber music amidst stunning Wren architecture, with an emphasis on Baroque and other early repertoire ... The Society began life back in the 1970s as an outreach ministry of the Lutheran congregation based at St Anne & Agnes Church in Gresham Street (another Wren church near St Paul’s Cathedral) ... Music-at-Hill now operates as a freestanding concert society, constitutionally and financially separate from the Lutheran congregation ... We welcome regular supporters, as well as local office workers, tourists and visitors, to our Friday concerts, which are given by a variety of performers, both soloists and duos, instrumental ensembles and occasionally choirs.’

  

* Music-at-Hill
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of this Record)344

'The Worshipful Company of Musicians has an illustrious past. With roots in the Middle Ages, we have survived war, revolution and over 500 years of changing fashions. Today, we remain as committed as ever to preserving music excellence for many generations to come. We offer awards for postgraduate study in music and performance opportunities to promote our award-winners at the start of their professional careers.'

 

* Musicians’ Company
VISITS (to Website)258
Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
VIEWS (of this Record)448

‘Opera for everyone - London's opera festival in the City of London ... The Festival creates a dynamic new hub for opera right in the heart of the City of London, presenting innovative productions which push the boundaries of classical music ... Rarely performed pieces, new works and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on international collaborations promise a unique season.’ Held Late August - Early September.

 

Category Opera Companies
* Opera in the City Festival
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)173

‘For centuries music has been at the heart of the Temple, an oasis lying between the City of Westminster and the City of London. TMF organises concerts in the Temple Church and Middle Temple Hall highlighting an array of distinguished performers ... Combining the very best performers of our day with awe-inspiring, historic venues of a time long since passed, we present intimate concerts by some of the best-known classical musicians in an area of London that remains magically hidden to most people.‘

 

* Temple Music Foundation
VISITS (to Website)354
VIEWS (of this Record)304

‘An international centre of excellence for vocal music performance. outreach and education in the heart of London ... VCM boasts two internationally acclaimed vocal ensembles, VOCES8 and Apollo5, who perform all over the world each year, mixing classical music with jazz, pop and contemporary composition and who also deliver our unique approach to education, the VOCES8 Method ... A programme of education work overseen by VCM sees VOCES8 and Apollo5 work with more than 40,000 young people each year in partnership with Music Hubs, schools and other educational organisations. The education programme provides teacher training, a unique Young Leaders’ programme, residencies within schools and communities in the UK, France, Germany and the USA, as well as regular training and singing celebration events at the Gresham Centre.’

 

* VCM Foundation
VISITS (to Website)208
Also indexedGresham Centre | St Anne and St Agnes Church
VIEWS (of this Record)228

‘Aims to become one of London's leading amateur orchestras. A City of London orchestra formed in 2011, in July 2017 we performed our debut at St John's Smith Square with Mahler Symphony No 1 ("Titan"). Our members include advanced amateur and professional musicians, and we are actively welcoming applications ... Members must be adults. Strings should be about Grade 7+ standard or equivalent. Woodwinds and brass must be Grade 8+. There is no audition ... Membership will be granted after a two-rehearsal probationary period, after the Conductor and Leader (or section leader) are satisfied as to the applicant’s suitability.’

 

 

+ Amati Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)346

‘London’s largest professionally rehearsed choir ... We were founded in 1965 by two St Bartholomew's hospital nurses and became a registered charity choir. Today we typically attract over 280 singers each term from a variety of ages, backgrounds and occupations. We are all amateurs and the choir is open to anyone curious about singing classical music and improving their voice. There is no audition to join us. We stage top quality classical choral concerts with professional orchestras and soloists in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.’

 

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Bart’s Choir
VISITS (to Website)223
Also indexedBarts Chamber Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)353

’Formed in Autumn 2015 by a group of friends, the Central London Orchestra (CLO) is a dynamic amateur orchestra for players to share their passion for classical music in a fun and relaxed setting ... We are a very friendly and open orchestra suited to a range of abilities from those who may be feeling rusty and want a warm place to feel confident and comfortable, to those who can hit the first notes of Don Juan to perfection and want to be a part of a friendly orchestra focused on the joy in making music.‘

 

+ Central London Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of this Record)299

‘We are a small friendly choir performing a broad repertoire from early to modern music. Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is an auditioned amateur choir of approximately 30 voices. The Choir performs about three times a year both within London and further afield.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Chandos Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of this Record)292

‘A friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the City and perform several times a year in beautiful venues ... All works are thoroughly rehearsed and sound files are available to help you learn the music ... If you enjoy singing, try one of our concerts, then come and give a rehearsal a try.’

 

Category Community Choirs
+ City Chorus [London]
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)159

‘In 1963, the Kingsway Choral Society was renamed the City of London Choir and held its inaugural concert ... About a hundred active members are drawn from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds, all of whom share a love of music-making to a high standard. We work with a professional conductor and accompanist. The choir provides groups to sing on a smaller scale for church services and special occasions.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ City of London Choir
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)278

‘A community ensemble based in the City of London. Set up in 2009, membership is open to all woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. CWO is run by a committee of playing members and there is no formal audition. CWO give concerts usually three times a year and the repertoire is focused on original compositions for wind orchestra, often balanced with lighter, contrasting music. Since 2009 much of the European and American wind orchestra repertoire has been performed.’

 

+ City Wind Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of this Record)345

‘A chamber choir with a regular membership of about thirty singers - focusing naturally on unaccompanied repertoire and works accompanied by small instrumental forces ... The choir aims to sing around four concerts per year. Rehearsals take place on the day of the concert (generally Saturdays), and for six or seven Wednesday evenings in advance ... Most rehearsals are rounded off with a few drinks in a nearby pub ... Re-auditions are also held for the whole choir about once every four years ... Collegium Musicum of London makes it easy to get involved if you’re a young person. The choir offers free tickets to concerts to anyone under 16, and a greatly reduced subscription rate for members under 25.‘

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Collegium Musicum of London
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)242

Founded 2010: ‘We are a friendly and welcoming choral society aiming to achieve the highest possible standards. Members of Constanza Chorus are committed to attending rehearsals regularly, preparing for each rehearsal and maintaining the high standards of the choir ... Based in the heart of the City of London, the choir is a fun and sociable group ... They have rehearsed and performed a wide range of concerts with accompanists and professional musicians and orchestras’.

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Constanza Chorus
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)292

‘One of the UK’s leading chamber choirs. Known for our adventurous programming and imaginative repertoire, we give concerts in and around London, and have recorded a number of enthusiastically received CDs.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Elysian Singers [London]
VISITS (to Website)352
VIEWS (of this Record)499

‘We are a very busy group and do a lot of singing. Each year sees us performing on at least 30 occasions. These range from our own concerts to regular appearances at St Martins-in-the-Field with the Belmont Ensemble; festivals in France and festivals in the UK; live on BBC Radio and at the O2 Arena with Rick Wakeman; in the recording studio for TV commercials and at the Royal Albert Hall in live movie nights; charity carol services and at liturgical services at City churches.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ English Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)348

‘An amateur choir of about 50 people that aims at professional standards. We also support music students by providing them bursaries to sing with us and learn to lead an experienced choir. Based in the City of London at St Magnus the Martyr Church, the choir is named after Haydn’s patrons, the Princes Nicholas and Paul Anton Esterhazy. The music of Haydn is central to the choir’s repertoire but it also tackles a wide range of styles, from Renaissance polyphony to ambitious contemporary choral music.The choir welcomes new members in all voice parts.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Esterhazy Singers of London
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of this Record)182

Geoids Musical Theatre entertains audiences in central London with a varied annual programme, including at least two large productions, smaller cabaret shows and our famed 48-hour panto. We deliver high quality shows for our audiences as well as a friendly and collaborative experience for our performers ... We were founded by King’s College London’s Geography and Geology students over 80 years ago.’

 

+ Geoids Musical Theatre
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)157

‘We are a choir of about 35 people, based in the City of London near St Paul’s Cathedral. 70 years after our foundation in Hanover Square, we are still making great music and continuing to attract some of the liveliest people in London ... We sing most types of choral music, and have occasionally dipped our toes into both jazz and folk repertoire ... We normally see new members at the beginning of rehearsals. We do expect people to be able to understand the music and sing in tune. Most people enjoy working with a smaller group of singers, as you can hear your own contribution and there is no chance of being lost in the crowd.‘

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Hanover Choir
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of this Record)286

‘Members drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the financial, insurance and banking communities within the City ... We sing four main concerts per year. In addition we give regular annual performances of seasonal music at Easter and Christmas, and the choir is often called upon to provide music for services at St Katharine Cree including annual memorial and remembrance services. The choir also performs at the Lloyd's of London Remembrance ceremony and the Insurance Institute of London Carol Service in November each year ... We do not hold formal auditions but offer new members a trial period during which they may be asked to complete some simple vocal exercises. Due to our limited rehearsal times we take every opportunity to socialise together on a regular basis outside rehearsals!’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Lloyd’s Choir
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of this Record)293

‘One of London's most versatile chamber choirs, particularly noted for vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire. The choir has established a strong reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming, often bringing together works written many centuries apart to thrilling effect.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Londinium
VISITS (to Website)328
VIEWS (of this Record)322

‘Formed in January 2013. It has performed successful concerts ever since, and has grown the permanent membership to the size of a full symphony orchestra ... LCO is made up of a range of professionals, amateur players and music students ... We perform 3 concerts per year in venues across London ... LCO is a great way to meet like-minded musicians who love playing music to a high standard ... We are always on the look-out for Grade 8+ (or equivalent standard) musicians, particularly for our string sections.’

 

+ London City Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)244

Established 2013: ‘We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated amateur musicians (around grade 8) to join us for the exciting opportunity to play some great music and contribute with creative (and social) ideas ... We want to interact with other artists with the same sense of experimentation and adventure, from any art form that we can work and blend with, thereby further enriching ourselves and our audience. We are called “London Euphonia” not just because we are from London, but because we are immersed in the culture of this incredible city, from which we constantly draw inspiration. We strive to be as much a part of that culture as we possibly can’.

 

+ London Euphonia Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)250

'Founded in May 1996 ... Two decades later and the LGSO now performs five full concerts per year, plus a variety of regular and ad-hoc extras ... With an active membership in excess of 150 people (not all playing at once of course!), the orchestra is as much a social group as a musical one; like many LGBT+ groups, the Orchestra was formed to give people the opportunity to do something they enjoy in a friendly and supportive environment without the fear of encountering prejudice.'

 

+ London Gay Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)241
VIEWS (of this Record)380

‘The world's only professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre repertoire. LMTO produces spectacular concerts of musicals in major London venues with our full orchestra and world class soloists. The orchestra is formed of musicians who love musicals - most of whom are established professionals, but a quarter of whom are always young developing professionals. Since LMTO's public launch in June 2016, the orchestra has performed at iconic central London venues such as the London Palladium, the Lyceum Theatre and Cadogan Hall to sell-out crowds and rave five-star reviews. LMTO is a charity, and we receive financial support from a number of philanthropic sources ... Whether you’re a musical theatre fan, a performer wanting to join the fun or simply someone who wants to know more, this is the place for you.‘

 

Category Light Orchestras
+ London Musical Theatre Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of this Record)216

‘Founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra ... Widely regarded as one of the nation's finest choirs. We perform regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, mainly at the Royal Festival Hall, and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year ... We're always looking for new members to join us. Our standards are high, but it's not all hard work - we're a very friendly and relaxed choir, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ London Philharmonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)495
VIEWS (of this Record)251

'An independent charity run by its members. It is committed to excellence, to the development of its members, to diversity and engaging in the musical life of London, to commissioning and performing new works, and to supporting the musicians of tomorrow ... The Choir is made up of amateur singers who work to the highest professional standard, challenged by a wide variety of music including new commissions, lesser known choral works as well as the established symphonic choral repertoire. We principally work with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and on tour, along with many other leading orchestras in the UK and worldwide.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ London Symphony Chorus
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of this Record)104

'The LSO was formed in 1904 when 50 members of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra rebelled against Sir Henry Wood’s edict that "no deputies" be sent to rehearsals and concerts ... The LSO is proud to be Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, where it performs around 70 concerts a year ... The LSO is set apart from other international orchestras by the depth of its commitment to music education, reaching over 65,000 people each year. LSO Discovery enables the Orchestra to offer people of all ages opportunities to get involved in music-making and to enter the extraordinary sound world of the Orchestra.'

 

+ London Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)564

‘A small and friendly London choir specialising in early music and cake baking ... Named after Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625) ... Four concerts of wonderful choral music each year. We specialise in Renaissance and Baroque pieces, but with the occasional modern piece thrown in. Our membership has a healthy span of ages and nationalities, with people from all over the place and of varied seniority, from students right on up. There's a reliable pub contingent each week. Orlando was founded in 1994 and has around 30 singers.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Orlando Chamber Choir
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)354

Founded 1944: ‘London’s leading amateur chamber choir specialising in European sacred music of the 15th-17th centuries ... We perform music by well-known great composers of the period including Josquin, Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria as well as giving rare airings to gems by lesser-known musicians. We have a varied annual programme giving around five concerts a year, mainly in London, and undertake occasional overseas tours and exchange projects with foreign choirs. The choir also hosts three workshops a year, open to all, where we explore Renaissance repertoire under expert direction’.

 

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Renaissance Singers [London]
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of this Record)364

‘Began its illustrious life as the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society – formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871 ... The choir’s name was shortened to The Royal Choral Society (with permission from Queen Victoria) shortly afterwards ... We are always looking for new members - particularly tenors and basses. If you would like to join the RCS, you will need to be aged 16+ and will need to pass a very straightforward audition ... We also hold regular Open Rehearsals where you can come along for a Monday rehearsal, join in with the singing, and then mingle with choir members over refreshments and experience for yourself how the choir works ... We also have regular “Taster” sessions (usually) on the first Monday of every month, where you can just join a normal Monday rehearsal.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Royal Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)243

'A concert band to support the Help for Heroes charity ... The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.'

 

+ The Heroes Band
VISITS (to Website)248
Also indexedHelp for Heroes
VIEWS (of this Record)483

'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.’

 

Category Churches
@ All Hallows by the Tower
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of this Record)380

'The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists and musicians in both classical and contemporary music ... Our music programme cuts across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world ...'

 

@ Barbican Centre
VISITS (to Website)253
VIEWS (of this Record)505

@ LSO St Luke's Featured

'An 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the LSO's community and music education programme LSO Discovery. Our regular community groups, including the Community Choir, LSO Discovery Choir, Gamelan Group, Digital Technology Group and LSO Create all rehearse at LSO St Luke's during term-time and perform their work to the public regularly.’

 

@ LSO St Luke's
VISITS (to Website)227
Also indexedLondon Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)521

‘The Guildhall School has completed a major building project to expand its facilities. Milton Court, based across the road from the current Silk Street building, opened in September 2013, providing the School with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including a 608-seat Concert Hall ... The Concert Hall hosts a year-round programme of classical and contemporary music presented by the Barbican and its artistic partners.’

 

Category City of London
@ Milton Court, Barbican
VISITS (to Website)137
Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
VIEWS (of this Record)184

‘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.’

 

Category Churches
@ St Bride’s Fleet Street
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)240

‘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.‘

 

Category Churches
@ St Lawrence Jewry
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of this Record)160

‘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)163
VIEWS (of this Record)534

'Founded in or around 1080 as the London headquarters of the archbishops of Canterbury, the medieval church of St Mary-le-Bow survived three devastating collapses before being completely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, it was destroyed once more in 1941 but was again rebuilt and re-consecrated in 1964 ... For many hundreds of years the bells of St Mary-le-Bow have proclaimed the church’s presence in the heart of the City of London and they continue to do so today.' Distinctive programme of concerts and recitals.

 

Category City of London
@ St Mary-le-Bow Cheapside
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of this Record)257

'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.’

 

Category Churches
@ St Michael’s Cornhill
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of this Record)612

‘The uplifting sound of the choir and organ as they resound around the glorious edifice of St Paul's testify to the one aim of its musicians - to enrich the worship of those attending services and to provide inspiration to all who visit the Cathedral ... In addition to regular daily service at St Paul's, we hold many special services throughout the year, as well as marking particular feast days ... All services at St Paul's are free to enter. A large number of concerts and recitals are also free. You are welcome here, whoever you are and whatever you do or don't believe.’ 

 

Category Cathedrals
@ St Paul’s Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)474
VIEWS (of this Record)383

‘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.’

 

Category Churches
@ St Stephen Walbrook
VISITS (to Website)274
VIEWS (of this Record)227

'The church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court ... The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 and the Chancel dates from the 1230s ... Seven hundred years later, the Temple Church still resounds to music being made to the glory of God. The Temple Church Choir and the fine Harrison & Harrison organ can also be heard in concert, along with two professional ensembles based at the church: The Temple Singers and The Temple Players.'

 

Category Greater Churches
@ Temple Church London
VISITS (to Website)596
VIEWS (of this Record)598

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