With its superb acoustics, vibrant history and a beautiful setting, St Martin-in-the-Fields is a highly sought after performance space for both our evening and lunchtime concerts, as well as instrumentalists looking to join our ensembles and professional or amateur singers looking to join one of our many choirs. We also welcome visiting choirs looking to provide music for our services during our own holiday periods.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is seeking to work with a range of musical partners in order to develop our artistic vision and cultural profile. Partnerships could take on different forms – from a series of concerts, to joint education and outreach events; they could involve music in the main church space or in our crypt or courtyard; they might involve working with other venues or with other art forms. Our partners could include orchestras, choirs, jazz and folk groups, soloists, chamber ensembles. Our music partnerships could be broad – working with theatres, galleries or arts festivals.
We are currently seeking informal offers of interest from like-minded individuals and organisations. To arrange a conversation with one of our team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The initial deadline for enquiries is 30th November 2020. All partnerships are subject to the formal agreement of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited Board. Please see here for details of our partnership principles.
Please note that the hire of the church is also available by external ensembles or promoters for evening concerts.
Evening Concert Hire
We are hoping to offer St Martin’s as a hire venue for those who wish to put on concerts on selected Friday evenings from April 2021 onwards, providing social distancing rules no longer apply to concert venues and churches and that we are able to operate once again at full audience capacity.
For our application form for Evening Concerts, please click here. The deadline for applications is Sunday 15th November 2020 for concerts from April to August 2021. Thereafter we hope to move to a more regular September to August allocation of dates.
Audition notice: Freelance professional instrumentalists
Over the past few months we have been reviewing our concert structure with the aim of shaping a programme of carefully curated, sector-leading and inspiring performances. We intend to increase our concert offering from our own in-house ensembles, allowing us to offer audiences a broad range of both popular and more adventurous programming.
We are now seeking instrumentalists to audition in order to expand our existing pool of freelance players for our 2021 programme. The first round of auditions for string players has closed, and we look forward to future rounds for other instruments soon.
Our Lunchtime Concert Series gives musicians the opportunity to perform in a professional environment to a large and appreciative audience. The concerts are free for all, but a suggested audience donation is greatly appreciated to help fund all aspects of the series and work at St Martin’s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to offer lunchtime concerts.
Due to current restrictions on places of worship and group gatherings, we are unable to host visiting choirs at the moment. As soon as we are able to, we will post available dates here. Thank you for your understanding.
During choir holidays we welcome visiting choirs to sing Evensong on Sundays at 5pm and Mondays at 4.30pm.
We may require a recent recording before accepting your application. The Director of Music will also need to approve your music list.
We look forward to hearing from you!