Music has always played a central part in the life of St Martin-in-the-Fields. The in-house music programme at St Martin’s embraces music in worship, concerts, our weekly Great Sacred Music series as well as an exciting series of broadcasts, recordings and online content.

Evening Concerts

St Martin-in-the-Fields has a proud history of hosting some of London’s best live classical music events. Audiences and performers come together in central London to enjoy a series of evening classical concerts, free lunchtime concerts, educational concerts, concerts for families and late-night music events in St Martin’s’  wonderfully rich acoustic.

Mini Maestro Family Concert: Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Saturday 21 October 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mozart’s brilliant mini-symphony for strings, called ‘A Little Night Music’, is full of action, vitality and drama for all to enjoy.

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Mozart and Elgar by Candlelight

Saturday 21 October 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

London Musical Arts Orchestra and Ensemble has performed regularly at St Martin-in-the-Fields since 1992 and has also appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square, at festivals and on tour abroad.

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Nicholas McCarthy performs Bach and Rachmaninov by Candlelight

Tuesday 24 October 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrated pianist Nicholas McCarthy has inspired many around the world with his sheer determination and spirit in achieving a prolific concert career despite being born with only one hand.

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Lunchtime Concerts

The hugely popular Lunchtime Concert Series at St Martin’s gives features some of the finest upcoming musicians. Taking place every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1.00pm. Free to attend with a suggested donation of £3.50.

Occasional lunchtime concerts form part of our Embassy and Cultural Institute Series,  featuring international performers recommended by their embassy, high commission, mission or cultural institute in the United Kingdom. They hope to increase cross-cultural appreciation and understanding, through the enjoyment of distinctive and stylish presentations of diverse musical traditions.

For information on participating in the series, please contact music@smitf.org.

Jazz and Live Music

The Café in the Crypt may be underground but there’s no secret that it is one of London’s hottest music venues. Listen to some swing, take a sentimental journey or dance to some Dixieland performed by some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians. While tapping to the tunes,  you can soak up some stunning Georgian architecture and enjoy fantastic food and drink.

Christian Brewer Quartet with Mike Outrum

Wednesday 25 October 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Christian Brewer (alto sax) performs contemporary, hard swinging jazz.

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Maroon Town

Wednesday 1 November 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maroon Town is a 9-piece, a high energy fusion of classic ska, contemporary street rap and a cheeky slice of Latin funk.

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The Silver Ghosts

Friday 3 November 2017
9:30 pm - 11:55 pm

The Silver Ghosts are a London based 7-piece swing ensemble (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, double bass, drums, vocals) performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high-spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

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Box Office Online

Open today: 07:30 - 05:30

monday - sunday: 07:30 - 05:30

Box Office Phone

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00

monday - saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Box Office

Open today: 09:00 - 20:30

monday - tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00

wednesday: 08:00 - 21:15

thursday - friday: 08:00 - 20:45

saturday: 09:00 - 20:30

Changes to regular opening times

Monday 25 December 2017
Closed

Tuesday 26 December 2017
Closed

When booking concert tickets for a group of 16 or more the 16th ticket is free.  Group bookings for concert tickets must be made in person or by telephoning 020 7766 1100.

Sound of St Martin’s

Celebrate the life of this unique institution in this series of choral concerts, combining inventive programming with the talents of our home-grown musical ensembles.

Sound of St Martin’s brings you the music which inspires and illuminates this church, performed by our high-quality resident choral ensembles: St Martin’s Voices, St Martin’s Chorus and the Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Free Lunchtime Concert Sound of St Martin’s: Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Monday 23 October 2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields have an essential musical role at St Martin-in-the-Fields.  Each year ten scholars – many of whom are music college students or graduates – are appointed to sing midweek choral services during term time.

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Come and Sing: Best of Bach

Saturday 28 October 2017
10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join Andrew Earis and members of St Martin’s Voices for a morning workshop on choruses by J S Bach.

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Sound of St Martin’s Autumn Festival: Handel Dixit Dominus by Candlelight

Tuesday 7 November 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St Martin’s Chorus is the newest choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields, founded in April 2015. It is an engaging and aspirational voluntary chamber choir that performs both major choral works and more intimate, small-scale works.

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Great Sacred Music

Every Thursday at 1.00pm, we present Great Sacred Music, our 35-minute lunchtime sequence to speak to heart, head and soul. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells and St Martin’s Voices, it explores through song and readings the great classical music of our religious heritage.

Free entry. A retiring collection is taken to support the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

In-house Choral Ensembles

At St Martin-in-the-Fields, we are proud of the vocal ensembles that are nurtured within our walls. Our liturgical music making is led by the Choir, Occasional Singers and Children’s Voices. We have two choral training programmes, our Choral Scholarship scheme and St Martin’s Voices Fellowship scheme. Our programme of cultural activity is led by our professional vocal ensemble St Martin’s Voices.

 

How to apply

If you are interested in auditioning for our voluntary ensembles – Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Martin’s Chorus and Occasional Singers – please complete this application form and email it to choirs@smitf.org.

To apply for Children’s Voices please complete this application form and send it to choirs@smitf.org.

To enquire about the St Martin’s Voices and Choral Scholarship scheme please email choirs@smitf.org

Listen Online

We are pleased to present a new weekly podcast series as part of our Great Sacred Music Online series, Sacred Moments. Each Monday Revd Dr Sam Wells offers a short reflection, followed by a hymn or choral piece sung by St Martin’s Voices.