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. 

Monday November 29, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Ensemble Hespiri
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ensemble Hesperi

Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Summer - The Tulip
Handel Trio Sonata in F major
Farinel The Divisions Violin
Christoph Prelude from The Division Flute
Handel Chaconne in F major
Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Autumn - The Marigold
Purcell Sonatas of Three Parts: No. 1 in G minor
Finger Sonata No. 1 in F 5 major
Playford A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes, Full of the Highland Humours
Playford Two dances from the English Dancing Master
Blow Trio Sonata in A Major
Oswald Airs for the Seasons: Autumn - The Sweet Sultan
Matteis Ayers for the Violin, Part Four 

Ensemble Hesperi is a young, dynamic period ensemble specialising in both Scottish Baroque music and hidden musical gems of eighteenth-century London. Join them for a concert celebrating the lives of musicians who lived and worked near the Temple Church in the 1700s. The programme will feature a set of jigs composed for each of the four Inns of Court and a sparkling trio sonata by Purcell, alongside some lesser known, but no less intriguing, Scottish composers.

Please note the change of venue for this concert due to the overrunning building works in the Inner Temple

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Thursday December 2, 2021
Concert
Bar Choral Society Christmas Concert
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Bar Choral Society
Temple Brass
Greg Morris conductor

The Bar Choral Society is joined by the virtuosic players of Temple Brass in a programme which will get your Christmas festivities off to a flying start.  The first half brings together music from across Europe and down the centuries, culminating in the thrilling setting of the Gloria by John Rutter.  In the second half, choir and brass will perform some of the more light-hearted festive music and you will be invited to join in some of your favourite carols.

For more information and booking please click here.

Thursday December 9, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Choristers of the Temple Church Choir
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Choristers of the Temple Church Choir 
Roger Sayer director
Anne Denholm harp
Charles Andrews organ 

Gareth Treseder Christmas Suite (first performance) 
Bach Fantasia: In dulci jubilo
Britten Ceremony of Carols 

There cannot be much that is more festive than the angelic sound of the acclaimed Temple Church Choristers performing in the awe-inspiring surrounding of the Temple Church, complete with its towering Christmas tree. So join us for this performance of Britten's best-loved choral work, alongside a new festive work by Welsh tenor and composer Gareth Treseder - whose choral writing has been described as "beautifully atmospheric", "quietly lush" and "powerful and stunning".

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Monday December 13, 2021
Concert
Temple Music Foundation Concert: Handel's The Messiah
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Collegium Musicum of London

Greg Morris director

Temple Players 

Augusta Hebbert soprano

Robin Blaze alto

Simon Wall tenor

Bradley Travis bass

 

Handel Messiah         

There are some pieces of music that are as exciting to listen to whether it’s the first or hundredth time you have heard them; Handel’s ever-popular oratorio definitely falls into this category. With its uplifting arias and rousing choruses, it evokes feelings from every extreme of the emotional spectrum, not least the inducement of festivity, as an essential part of the build up to Christmas. Our annual performance welcomes back the outstanding collective voices of Collegium Musicum of London and a line up of exceptional soloists under the baton of Temple Church’s former Assistant Director of Music, Greg Morris.

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