The Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 and the Chancel dates from the 1230s. In 1308, the Temple Church contained ‘two pairs of organs’ and, in the vestry, ‘twenty-eight choir copes and four little copes for the choristers.’
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.
The Temple Church Choir is represented by Hazard Chase.
The opportunity for an Organ Scholar to assist at Temple Church London has arisen. Applications are invited for this post which is open to students in full-time musical education and post-graduate applicants. The scholarship will start in September 2018 for the duration of one year with the possibility of an extension for the right candidate. This scholarship is designed for organists seeking a professional career in organ-playing with a particular interest in the liturgy.
Click here for the job description and application process. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 February 2018.