Roger Sayer

Temple Church Choir 
Roger Sayer director
Charles Andrews organ
Anne Denholm harp 
Rebecca McChristal percussion




Rose Feast song for St Cecilia
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
Parry I was Glad
Bernstein Chichester Psalms

The UK premiere of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms was conducted by John Birch, later organist at the Temple Church. Bernstein referred to it as “my youngest child, old fashioned and sweet” - this reflects its accessible and exciting nature but underplays the momentous role it has played ever since as the only mainstream choral work to be sung in Hebrew. Its texts taken from psalms handpicked by Bernstein for their words of peace and reconciliation, representing his lifelong goal to bring people together regardless of their religion, origin, age and aspirations in life … what better use is there for music than this. It is accompanied in this concert by a selection of other 20th-century choral classics.


This concert is generous supported by the Honourable Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple

Venue: Temple Church
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Booking Information
Online Booking

Available here until 12noon on the day of the performance

Telephone Booking

020 7427 5641

Online and Telephone bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee.

In Person

Tickets are available on the door 30 minutes before the performance (subject to availability, cash and cheque only)


Please note that we can only offer refunds in the event that the concert is Sold Out and we are able to re-sell your ticket.


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