St Bride's: Listen Online

St Bride's: Listen Online

St Bride's Choir

The Choir of St Bride's, Fleet Street is proud to be the first adult professional choir, and also the first London church choir to offer web-casting of services.

This is very fitting for a church with such strong media links, and I hope it will bring the distinctive and exciting sound of the St Bride's choir to a wider audience.

For those who have not heard us before, the choir is an ensemble of twelve professional soloists, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of Wren's church and the magnificent Compton organ.

The choir is famed for its versatility, and is equally at home in operatic excerpts and popular arrangements, but the traditional Anglican repertoire is at the heart of what we do.

Robert Jones, Director of Music

Choral Eucharist: Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 10 November, 2019

Setting & Anthems: Requiem - Fauré

We are grateful to the St Bride's Orchestra for joining us at this service which is sung from the West End of the Church, further from the fixed microphone positions.

All Souls' Service – Sunday 03 November, 2019

A service of music and readings to commemorate the faithful departed.

Anthems: i) Nunc Dimittis - Holst; ii) Ubi caritas - Gjeilo; iii) Song for Athene - Taverner

Bearing Witness – Tuesday 29 October, 2019

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists, correspondents, photographers, sound-crew and camera-crew. We expect them to keep us informed and enlightened about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

We commemorate and support, too, the support staff - drivers, translators, fixers - who make it possible for them to carry out their work.

But we also come together in this spiritual home of the media - local, regional, national and international - to celebrate the industry, its people and its achievements.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of the Readings

Choral Eucharist: commemorating Trafalgar Day – Sunday 27 October, 2019

Setting: Communion Setting in C - Stanford
Canticle: Jubilate in F - Ireland
Anthem: They that go down to the sea in ships - Sumsion

Inspire! Sunday 2019 – Sunday 22 September, 2019

Communion Setting & Anthem: Mass in C - Rheinberger

We are grateful to St Bride's Orchestra for accompanying the choir in this service. The musicians are located at the West End of church further from the permament microphones than usual.

St Bride's Brides & Grooms: A Service of Celebration – Sunday 07 July, 2019

A service of readings, hymns and music on the theme of marriage to celebrate the gift of love on Sunday 7th July attended by couples previously married at St Bride's.

"It takes years to marry completely two hearts, even of the most loving and well assorted. A happy wedlock is a long falling in love." - Theodore Parker

A Song for the Season of Creation – Sunday 26 May, 2019

Following their successful Plastic-less Lent campaign in 2018, St Bride's Choir was approached to help produce a song for the Season of Creation which was premiered at St Bride's on Rogation Sunday, 26th May.

Malcolm Guite's words have been set to music by Ian Stephens in a number of arrangements suitable for choirs and singing groups of all ranges and sizes. Scores are freely available to download along with a recording by St Bride's Choir, and rehearsing/learning audio files.

Truth To Power – Tuesday 20 November, 2018

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of the Readings

Beyond the Darkness – Sunday 26 August, 2018

Welcome to this special service of hymns, readings, and choral music, at which we shall be commemorating the life of Mary Ann ('Polly') Nichols (1845-1888), and also remembering vulnerable women in London today who, like her, are affected by sexual exploitation.

Mary Ann Nichols was the first known victim of the unknown Victorian serial killer popularly known as 'Jack the Ripper'. Polly was born in St Bride's parish, and was married in this church. On this, the 173rd anniversary of her birth, we shall be remembering her life, and telling her story, rather than focussing on her killer and the details of her tragic death.

All the hymns at this service were written during the course of the adult life of 'Polly' Nichols, and would have been sung at St Bride's during that time. Our choral music includes modern works by contemporary composers from Eastern Europe: the context from which many vulnerable women in London today have come.

After the service there will be a retiring collection to support the work of 'Beyond the Streets', an organisation that works with women affected by sexual exploitation today.

A service of commemoration in words & music for Mary Ann Nichols.

In the Eye of the Storm – Tuesday 21 November, 2017

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 6:30pm.

As consumers of news in a fast-changing world, we demand a great deal of our journalists and foreign correspondents.

We expect them to keep us informed about difficult and complex situations in the trouble spots of the world, often at great personal risk, and sometimes, tragically, they pay the ultimate price.

So it is important that, as representatives of the media industry and the public life of this nation, we honour their memory in this service and remind ourselves of the sacrifice they make in order to bring us the truth.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of the Readings

Choral Services & Music

Choral Eucharist every Sunday at 11am.

Choral Evensong every Sunday at 5:30pm.

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