30 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 20:30

Temple Singers

Ensemble Hesperi

Thomas Allery director & harpsichord

We kick-start the festive season with this feast of German Baroque music, which brings together Temple Church's professional adult choir and the dynamic instrumental group Ensemble Hesperi. Their programme includes Bach's thrilling Advent canata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 62, and his ever-popular fifth Brandenburg Concerto

Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225
Schütz: O lieber Herre Gott SWV 381
Bach: Brandenburg concerto No.5  BWV 1050

Bach: Kyrie from Mass in G Major BWV 236
Altenburg: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland 
Hammerschmidt: Freude, Freude, große Freude 
J S Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 62 

90 minutes (including interval)

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6 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 19:00

7 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 19:00

Sung by the Temple Singers

A more secular service of Christmas carols and readings.
Booking not required.


10 Dec 2023, 11:15 – 12:15

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

This service will be repeated on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 December.
Booking required for Sunday services only by email to Catherine@templechurch.com

10 Dec 2023, 15:30 – 16:30

11 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 21:40

Bar Choral Society

Temple Players

Greg Morris director

Augusta Hebbert soprano

Jessica Gillingwater mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Mulroy tenor       

Gareth John baritone

The annual performance of Handel's great oratorio Messiah is a highlight of the festive season at the Temple. For this year's performance of the much-loved work, the Bar Choral Society and its director Greg Morris join forces with the fine instrumentalists of the Temple Players and a wonderful line-up of soloists. 

For more information and booking please click here.

135 minutes (including interval)

14 Dec 2023, 18:15 – 19:15

Celebrate Christmas at Temple Church

The annual Advocate and LawWorks Carol Concert is a highlight of the legal calendar and it is back for its sixth year.

Join the two access to justice charities at one of London’s most historic and beautiful Churches, Temple Church, on Thursday 14th December for an enchanting evening of traditional carols, celebrity readings, and celebration.

Expect to be captivated by readings from our special line up of celebrity guests, including actors Alex Macqueen and Stephen Mangan, and the Lady Chief Justice, Dame Sue Carr. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with musical performances from talented cellist Waynne Kwon and chamber choir Collegium Musicum.

Tickets start at £10, which you can purchase online here. Exclusive tickets are also available for those who would like to join us for a sparkling wine and mince pie reception after the concert.

All ticket proceeds will raise vital funds for the people in desperate need of legal assistance that Advocate and LawWorks exist to support.

Everyone is welcome to this magical evening. The event will begin at 6.15pm, with doors opening at 5.30pm.



Supporting the work of Advocate and Law Works.
For more information and to book, www.templemusic.org

17 Dec 2023, 11:15 – 12:15

Sung by the Temple Church Choir

(Repeat of Sunday 10 December service). 
Booking required by email, catherine@templechurch.com

18 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 19:00

Sung by the Temple Church Choir
(Repeat of Sunday 10 December service). 
Booking not required.

19 Dec 2023, 18:30 – 19:00

Temple Church Choristers

Anne Denholm harp

Thomas Allery director

The choristers of the world-famous Temple Church Choir perform Benjamin Britten's evocative masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols, for three-part children's choir and harp.

This magical sequence of carols is one of the composer's best-loved works. Don't miss the chance to hear it this Christmas in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the Temple Church, complete with its towering Christmas tree.  

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The concert lasts 30 minutes (without interval).

24 Dec 2023, 23:15 – 25 Dec 2023, 00:15

Sung by the Temple Singers

25 Dec 2023, 11:15 – 12:15

Sung the Temple Church Choir