London - Chapel of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Open daily 10.00-12.00, 14.00-16.00. Sunday 14.00-16.00
|Sunday||Choral Matins 11.00|
Conducted tours with a Chelsea Pensioner, charge made.
Museum & Shop, open daily 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00, closed Bank Holidays & Sundays October-March
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Office 020 7881 5200
Tours 020 7881 5303
Organist & Master of the Choristers
Ian Curror (since )
The choir is a group of 12 professional mixed voices who sing the Sunday morning service. An organ scholarship is awarded annually and the coir has a CD recording to its credit and takes part in various concerts.
The organ is a new Hill, Norman & Beard instrument installed in 1978 to a late 19th century specification and with tracker action. The action was renewed by Walkers in 2006 and it has 25 stops over 2 manuals.
The Hospital was founded in 1692 by Charles 11 for the 'succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war'. The Chapel is a rare example of Wren's purely ecclesiastical work with original wainscotting, pews and plasterwork. The organ case is by Renatus Harris but with a modern instrument. The silver gilt altar plate is dated 1687-88 and was made by Ralph Leate.