Many London churches provide also some regular programmes of sacred and lay music in their calendar of events. Here is a list of my favourites in Central London.
St Paul’s Cathedral is not only the largest church and the seat of a bishop in London, it is also a place where excellent sacred music can be enjoyed with the glorious acoustics of its vast internal design and the imponence of one of the greatest organs in the UK.
St Martin-in-the-field is an Anglican church in central London, on the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, also a point of reference for sacred music in the capital. Given its central location, the church has always played a key role in religious life but also for the performace of sacred music and the provision of charitable activities, especially for the area’s homeless people.
Built on a design by Sir Christopher Wren and consacrated in 1684, St James’s Piccadilly is an Anglican church in central London that features also a vibrant community programme, including a regular high-quality series of concerts. These are normally free at lunchtime and require a ticket in the evenings. Always a very enjoyable experience with performances by young and talented artists and a setting with good acustics.
Not only an interesting early Victorian church in the posh homonymous neighbourhood, St Paul’s Knightsbridge is also a regular venue for concert and recordings by BBC Radio 3 and other musical groups. The church is the perfect recording venue for the BBC Singers, who perform here regularly, especially for their sacred music programmes.
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I assume that most churches have very good acoustics?!
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