Holy Week Festival 2023

Holy Week Festival 2023

In Holy Week, we present six exceptional concerts in the tranquillity of Temple Church. Its 12th century rotunda was modelled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. And so, there is perhaps no better time than Holy Week to savour some superlative music in the beauty and peace of this space.  To view the brochure click here.


Mon 03 Apr, 8pm
Rachmaninoff Vespers
The Choir of King's College London - one of England's finest university choirs - give a candlelit performance of this masterpiece, marking the composer's 150th anniversary.

Tue 04 Apr, 1pm
Dupré Passion Symphony
Acclaimed organist Richard Pinel performs this great organ symphony on Temple Church's magnificent organ. He is joined by soprano Grace Davidson who sings the chants on which the work is based.

Tue 04 Apr, 5.30pm
Temple Singers: Miserere
Temple Church's professional adult choir directed by Thomas Allery present a rich, reflective programme of searingly beautiful European sacred music for Passiontide including works by Byrd, Tallis, Lotti, Lassus, Poulenc, Purcell, and Bruckner.

Wed 05 Apr, 1pm
Temple Soloists: Beethoven Opus 130
Beethoven's late string quartets are some of the most profound, philosophical music ever written. Four of the UK's leading chamber musicians come together to perform Opus 130 with its deeply moving Cavatina and immense Grosse Fuge.

Thu 06 Apr, 9pm
Bach Chaconne by candlelight
A late-night performance of Bach's Partita in D minor for solo violin by the renowned Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman. The work's final movement, the epic Chaconne, is widely held to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever written. An atmospheric way to end the day.

Fri 07 April, 2pm
Seven Last Words
Temple Soloists conclude their residency at the festival with a Good Friday performance of Haydn's extraordinary string quartet - a heartfelt meditation on the seven last words of Christ.

In between these performances will be the church's choral services for the Holy Week, sung by the Temple Church Choir and Temple Soloists. A brochure for this special week, listing all of the events taking place, will be published shortly.

See all concerts here.





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