Director of Music: Laurence Long.
Organist, pianist and composer, Laurence has held roles including the Auxiliary Organist at All Saints Margaret Street, London, and the Assistant Organist at the Basilica of St. Nicholas, Amsterdam. He studied organ and piano as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, the highest organ award for undergraduates. He has performed as the piano soloist for works such as Beethoven’s third piano concerto and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with orchestra, and has given organ recitals at venues including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Temple Church. His prizes include the Stephen Corry Award in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and Woodard Musician of the Year.
Laurence can be contacted by email at email@example.com
Our Sunday 10.30am services are accompanied by the St Philip’s choir. Made up of between 8 and 10 enthusiastic and hard-working church members, our voluntary choir covers both familiar and new repertoire, from Byrd to Jazz Eucharists! The choir practices before the service each week and ventures beyond the church for annual carol singing. Monthly all-age services see the involvement of our new Children’s Choir, with more modern music. On Festivals, we are joined by professional singers to perform larger sung mass settings and anthems.
The SPECR Concert Series
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The church of St Philip’s Earls Court Road provides a beautiful setting for the SPECR Concert Series. Established by Rebecca Taylor, Director of Music at St.Philip’s, the concert series is threefold in its aims.
to further enrich the musical community of Kensington by providing a regular aperitif concert of 50 minutes with occasional larger scale events.
to provide a platform for emerging artists in the music profession.
all proceeds raised and any donations will contribute towards the restoration project of the full size Bechstein grand piano that is currently situated in the church. This will allow greater scope when planning future concerts