St Bride's: News - St Bride's Choir say thank you in song

Updated 4/11/20: In line with government guidelines, there will be no public services or organised acts of worship, or recitals from Thursday 5th November; however, St Bride's will remain open for private prayer. Choral services and a weekly lunchtime recital will be available online. Further Information →

St Bride's: News

St Bride's Choir say thank you in song

St Bride's Choir say thank you in song

Free online concert in thanks for St Bride's generous support of its professional church musicians.

Watch on YouTube TODAY at 7pm

Services in Wren's wonderful St Bride's Church have long resounded with the sound of music-making from our professional choir and organist. Like many in the performing arts world, these dedicated musicians have faced financial hardship as a result of coronavirus.

However, income from church music-making, which is an important bedrock for many professional singers and keyboard players across London, has not dried up at St Bride's thanks to the generous support of its congregation and PCC.

As a token of thanks, on Thursday 3rd September, we are delighted to present an early-evening, online concert at 7pm featuring the works of perhaps the greatest ever composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. The hour-long, free event will be live-streamed on YouTube and will include a short introduction to the music by Robert Jones, Director of Music at St Bride's. The programme includes three of Bach's choral motets interspersed with organ preludes.

Don't worry if you are not free on 3rd, you can watch until 10th September.

Please register for your free ticket online (link above) to watch to the concert which is free to air.

This concert is a thank you not only to those regular worshippers whose generous donations have provided the musicians with direct financial support, but also those who have supported our online services each week.

During the interval, there will be a chance to hear interviews hosted by writer & journalist Lesley-Anne Jones with some of our choir members about their role at St Bride's and how their work as professional musicians has been affected by the on-going situation.

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