Carol Concert in the Savoy Chapel
We are delighted to have exclusive use of the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0DA, for a Carol Concert to be performed by the Somerville Choir on Friday 6 December. Doors will open at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start.
The music will be preceded by a short talk on the history of the Chapel, and the concert will be followed by a drinks reception in the Lancaster Hall next to the Chapel from 7.00pm to 8.00pm, hosted by Somerville Principal Baroness Jan Royall, a former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
We think this will be a very special way to begin the Christmas festivities and we hope that you will be able to join us.
The Savoy Chapel is the chapel of Her Majesty the Queen in right of her Duchy of Lancaster. The property descended through Henry III’s Queen Eleanor to successive Dukes of Lancaster. It stands on the site of the Savoy Palace, once owned by John of Gaunt and destroyed in 1381. Henry VII built a hospital with three chapels on the site in the early 16th century. The present chapel, dedicated to St John the Baptist, is all that remains of the hospital. Since 1937 it has been the Chapel of the Royal Victorian Order.
Nearest underground stations are Temple, the Embankment and Covent Garden.