POSTPONED: Apply to be the next FMC Ensemble in Residence

Posted on February 2, 2020

POSPONED: Auditions for the Ensemble in Residence have been postponed. More details will be posted here once they are available. 

We introduce for the third year the Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel Ensemble-in-Residence scheme at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the City of London (also called St Sepulchre’s), following the excellent residency of the Halcyon Quartet during these past two years, and ask for applications. The scheme is part of the re-ordering of the music programme at the Musicians’ Church and is one of many new initiatives.

The Ensemble-in-Residence scheme is intended for chamber music groups who see a mid to long term future as an ensemble and is ideal for those who are about to leave, or have just left, a conservatoire. There will be opportunities for the group to rehearse and to give recitals in the Church and, on occasion, work with the Choir.  There is a small sum of funds, provided by the Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel, to help the group with their travel and other expenses. The group will be encouraged to feel very much part of the Church’s life and mission and to use the opportunity to enhance their reputation as musicians of the highest calibre.

There the deadline for applications is Monday 20 April 2020 and up to four ensembles will be auditioned.  The period of residency each year would be from September 2020 to August 2021.

We very much hope that appropriate ensembles will wish to apply.  The application form can be found below.  The references from conservatoire leaders will be a crucial part of the selection process and the format for these can be found below.   The deadline for the reception of the references is Friday 24 April 2020.

The Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel are custodians of the Musicians’ Chapel within the Church and the Musicians’ Book of Remembrance.  The next Service of Thanksgiving for those whose names are in the Book is Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 6.00 pm and the next Requiem Eucharist is on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 6.30 pm.

The audition date is Wednesday 6 May 2020 in the morning.


ANDREW MORRIS      Chairman, Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel

DAVID INGALL      Rector, Church of the Holy Sepulchre