The Friends' Musick is a chamber choir whose repertoire spans over 500 years of vocal music, though their performances in 16th century period costume are always popular.
Founded in 1990, and encouraged by the late Sam Wanamaker (founder of Shakespeare`s Globe), the Friends' Musick were originally involved in numerous events helping to raise funds and public interest in the building of the Globe, culminating in their performances at the opening 'Festival of Firsts' attended by HM the Queen in 1997. Since then the choir has performed regularly at St Paul`s Church, Covent Garden, in concerts, often with a Shakespearean theme with actors and instrumentalists, as well as other prestigious venues across London and in south-east England.
An important event in the choir's calendar is the ever-popular annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight at St Paul's Church, with the Lessons read by guest actors.
We are looking to start singing again and have planned a concert on Friday 8th October at 'Prince Regent', Herne Hill to commemorate the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower sailing to the New World. Further details here!