The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

             This Week

The Chapel is open
for public worship. Some Services are live-streamed
 
(access here.)

 

Sunday 26th June

Second Second after Trinity

11am Sung Eucharist 

Celebrant and Preacher:

Fr Richard Fermer

Francisco Guerrero  Missa Cangratulamini mihi

Henry Purcell O God thou art my God

J.P.Sweelinck Toccata in C

Noon to 5pm Mount Street Gardens Summer Fair 

 

Tuesday 28th June

1.10 - 1.50

Mayfair Organ Concert

David Ponsford

(Proessor, Royal Academy of Music)

Admission free

 

Wednesday, 29th June

Feast of Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles

7.30am Morning Prayer (online only) led by Fr Alan Piggot

6.30pm Said Eucharist for

Ss Peter & Paul

led by Fr Richard Fermer

 

Thursday, 30th June

8am Said Eucharist

led by Fr Richard Fermer

 

Saturday, 2nd July

12.15pm Ceremony of Admission of a Godparent

2pm Holy Baptism

 

Sunday, 3rd July

Feast of St Thomas the Apostle

11am Sung Eucharist 

Celebrant: Fr Richard Fermer

Preacher: Fr Alan Piggot

G.Allegri  Missa Missa Che fà hoggi il mio sole

William Byrd  O quam gloriosum est regnum

William Russell  Voluntary in G minor

 

 

THE PROFESSIONAL

CHAPEL CHOIR

is currently looking for two new singers. Please see the Chapel Choir page for more information.

 

THE CHAMPNISS

ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP

Jason Tang has been awarded the Champniss Organ Scholarship for 2022/2023

 

CHAPEL OPENING TIMES

At present only the rear of the nave is open for visits and private prayer during the week.

 

Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: 9am - 2pm

Grosvenor Chapel Choir

The Choir of the Grosvenor Chapel sings at the Eucharist each Sunday morning (except during August), and for the great festivals of the Church's calender.

 

The regular ensemble of five voices is frequently joined by extra singers. The choir also gives concerts, and has a busy schedule of weddings and extra services.  The Chapel Choir is also available to sing concerts and at services and events outside the Chapel - please contact the Director of Music, Richard Hobson.

 

Their repertoire includes music from the renaissance to the 20th century, and Easter Day is always celebrated with a Viennese mass setting with orchestral accompaniment.  They have recorded two CDs: The Spirit of Christmas and Into thy hands - The Music of Grosvenor Chapel.  Details on the CD page.

 

The congregation of the Grosvenor Chapel seeks to offer the best in traditional church music both ancient and modern.

 

Donations in support of the music are always welcome.

 

June 2022

The Chapel Choir is looking for a soprano and a tenor to join our regular ensemble of five professional singers who sing at the Eucharist each Sunday morning, for occasional weekday services, and for wedding and memorial services.

 

Above all we are looking for experienced musicians with blending voices, excellent sight reading, and an understanding of consort singing with one voice to a part, but who are also capable of singing solo in a wide variety of music.  You might be a professional singer, an advanced student, or an experienced singer working in another profession who wishes to continue making liturgical music to a high standard.  The choir is augmented with extra voices from time to time and at Christmas and Easter, and we have a tradition of orchestral masses a few times a year.  We also give occasional concerts.  Please see the music list on the this website for our typical repertoire.

 

The Eucharist (9.45am for 11am) is sung on every Sunday throughout the year except during August and on the Sundays after Christmas Day and Easter Day. We also sing for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Eucharist on Christmas Day, for Ash Wednesday (7pm), and for Maundy Thursday (7pm) and Good Friday (12pm). There are usually a number of carol services each year as well as weddings, funerals, memorial services and baptisms.  Regular members of the choir are offered the few services each year when a cantor only is required.

The arrangement between church and regular singers is not subject to written contract and we understand that you might not be able to sing at all choral services, but we do ask you to give the Chapel priority for regular services (especially at busy times of the year), and may ask you to relinquish your position if absences become prolonged or too frequent.  Deputies are usually booked for you, but we ask for as much notice as possible.  We have a link with a church in north London where we sing choral evensong about once a month for which chapel singers are given first refusal.

Our singers are valued members of the Chapel community, enthusiastically supported by congregation and staff.  As we rebuild our corporate life after the pandemic we are fully aware of the importance of top class liturgical music in our outreach.

Sunday Eucharists and most midweek services are currently paid at £70. Fees are higher for services at Christmas. Weddings, funerals and memorial services currently pay £85. These fees are kept under review, and we are committed to ensuring they are competitive. Singers are responsible for their own tax and national insurance.

Auditions will be held by arrangement.  You will be asked to sing a solo of your choice, and to join the choir for a service.  

Interested singers are asked to send a CV to the Director of Music, Richard Hobson at hbsrnh@aol.com.

 

 

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