The Friends of the Music
The organisation of the Friends of the Music exists to support the music – and especially the Choir – of Hampstead Parish Church. They organise an annual programme of musical and social events in association with the Hampstead Church Music Trust to raise funds for the music at the church. Membership of the Friends is open to all who enjoy music – including those who are not members of the congregation but simply wish to see a flourishing Anglican tradition preserved.
Musical events include the annual Sidwell Memorial Recital (see history). given in the church by a member of the choir, and a popular ‘scratch’ performance of one of the choral Requiems on Remembrance weekend. There are also regular lunchtime recitals, supper recitals in private houses, occasional talks and organ recitals.
Social events include a Garden Party and a Christmas Carol Service Party, and a Desert Island Discs evening with supper.