We are delighted to announce that there will be two half-hour organ recitals beginning at 1PM on 24 February and 17 March in the Chapel Royal. The first on 24 February will be played by Rufus Frowde, Organist of The Chapel Royal. The second recital will be played by by Carl Jackson, the Director of Music. The programme will be announced on the day and each piece will be given a brief introduction by the organist. There is no charge to enter the chapel.
The chapel organ was built in 1711 by Christopher Schrider and many famous composers and organists have played the organ down through the centuries including Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel. It has been refurbished over the years and will soon be undergoing a major overhaul in April 2013. A member of the Choral Foundation will be on hand at the recitals to provide information about other concerts, recitals and events in the chapel. The Choral Foundation is a registered charity which is working to raise funds to pay for the maintenance of the organ and to ensure that the musical heritage of The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace will continue for future generations.
World renowned countertenor James Bowman CBE will be headlining a concert at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace on Friday 8 March at 7:45. Mr Bowman is appearing to support the fundraising efforts of the Choral Foundation.
James Bowman will be singing English songs from Dowland to Britten and will
be joined by the choristers of the Hampton Court Chapel Royal who will sing
excerpts from Britten’s Missa Brevis, conducted by Carl Jackson.
Tickets may be booked on the Historical Royal Palaces website for £40 at http://goo.gl/0cIBU Tickets are also available for £25, which may have a restricted view. To obtain £25 tickets (which are not available online)please telephone the Historic Royal Palaces booking line on 0844 482 7795.
Doors will open at 7:15 PM. For more details, please click here.
The choristers have returned from their Christmas break and are singing Matins at 11AM and Evensong at 3:30PM on Sundays from 13 January 2013. All are welcome to attend!
The next concert in The Chapel Royal will be on Friday 8 March at 7:45 PM and feature renowned countertenor James Bowman. Tickets for this concert will go on sale on Thursday 17 January on The Historical Royal Palaces website.