Stanford 100

Charles Villiers Stanford, one of the great choral composers of the late 19th/Early 20th Centuries, died in March 1924.

Like many organisations, we are celebrating this milestone throughout the year. Stanford left a vast legacy of both his own music as well as that of his illustrious pupils such as Holst, Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Wood. Much of Stanford’s choral and organ repertoire is heard in churches and cathedrals throughout the year, but this is a time also to explore less well-known works. As executors of the Stanford estate, the Royal School of Church Music publish a vast range of Stanford’s music.

Stanford Singing Break

Why not join us in Cambridge in mid July for a weekend devoted to the music of Stanford? Your break will include singing in Queens’ College Chapel and Trinity College Chapel, a Stanford Organ recital and lecture by the leading Stanford expert, Professor Jeremy Dibble. Click the link below to find out more.

Online Conducting Workshop
12 June 2024
Stanford Singing Break
12–14 July 2024
Illustrated Organ Recital
12 July 2024
Stanford Lecture
13 July 2024

Put on your own Stanford 100 Event or Service

Why not plan a Come & Sing Stanford Evensong? We have published a new resource specifically to help you with this. Find out more here.

Alternatively, plan a service with some of the lesser well-known repertoire. Click here for more ideas.

Learn the new Stanford Responses which have been adapted and arranged by Professor Dibble, using themes from various of Stanford’s secular and choral works.

Let us know what you are doing!

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