The Temple Church is often used for concerts, recitals, lectures, receptions and film shoots. The unique location within the Inns and the beautiful acoustic provides a venue that is quiet and perfect for musical performance and recording. Please see below for forthcoming events. If you are interested in booking the Church for a concert or recital please click here for more information. 

Tuesday September 28, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert with Grace Davidson and Christian Forshaw
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Grace Davidson soprano

Christian Forshaw saxophone

Libby Burgess organ      

HISTORICAL FICTION

Purcell Fairest Isle So! When the glitt’ring Queen of the Night
Marais Sonneries de St Geneviève
Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine Ombra Mai Fu
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Rameau Suite from Les Boréades
Dowland Come Heavy Sleep
All pieces arranged by Christian Forshaw

More information here.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert with Jeffrey Siegel Piano
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Keyboard Conversations: Music of Joy and Peace

Beethoven Presto con fuoco from Sonata in E Flat
Schumann Aria from Sonata in F Sharp
Bach Presto from Italian Concerto
Rachmaninov Prelude in G
Copland The Cat and the Mouse
Gershwin I Got Rhythm

 

Having performed as a soloist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, Jeffrey Siegel launched his popular Keyboard Conversations concerts to give audiences an extra insight into the music he delights in performing. Lively, captivating commentary precedes virtuosic performances of piano masterpieces. The concert will conclude with a fast-paced question-and-answer session.

This concert is promoted by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

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Wednesday October 6, 2021
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Charles Andrews
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Thursday October 7, 2021
Concert
BBC Singers and Anna Lapwood Organ
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Playing the majestic organ of Temple Church, organist Anna Lapwood joins the BBC Singers for a concert featuring her own transcriptions of the ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, as featured on her critically-acclaimed new album, ‘Images’. Alongside the transcriptions of Britten’s iconic and evocative operatic score is a world premiere by Kristina Arakelyan. Described by BBC Music Magazine as a rising star, Arakelyan’s Seascapes mirrors the themes of each sea interlude to create an interlinking sound world between choir and organ. The concert is conducted by Ben Palmer.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN Hymn to St Cecilia
KRISTINA ARAKELYAN Seascapes (world premiere)
Interspersed with
BENJAMIN BRITTEN ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from Peter Grimes (arranged for organ by Anna Lapwood)

For more information and booking please visit the BBC Singers website

Wednesday October 13, 2021
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Hilary Punnett
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Monday October 18, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: The Sixteen
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Harry Christophers director

 

THE CHOICEST MUSIC OF THE KINGDOM

Plainsong Veni creator spiritus
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis | This sweet and merry month of May | Come woeful Orpheus | Haec dies Infelix ego 
Fayrfax Eternae laudis lilium
Morley April is in my mistress’ face | Phyllis, I fain would die now | My bonny lass she smileth  
Gibbons The Silver Swan | Hosanna to the Son of David 
Ramsey When David heard that Absalon was slain Almighty and everlasting God we humbly beseech thee | How are the mighty fallen  
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David
Tomkins When David heard that Absalon was slain 

This concert is promoted by the Temple Music Foundation. For more details click here.

Wednesday October 20, 2021
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Jeremiah Stephenson
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
Concert
Lunchtime Organ Recital: Roger Sayer
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church's YouTube Channel. For more details please visit the Organ Recital Page.

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