Current normal opening times:

Wednesday – Saturday from 10am – 3:30pm

(Please note that this occasionally may be subject to change)

HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021
There will be 12.30pm services every day (Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th & Friday 16th April) this week during the period of mourning for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021
There will be 12.30pm services every day (Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th & Friday 16th April) this week during the period of mourning for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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Sunday Services

8.30am - Holy Communion
11am - Sung Eucharist or Matins
3.30pm - Evensong

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Visiting the Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church with heavenly music, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the sung religious services at the Chapel Royal or to visit the place where Kings and Queens have worshipped for centuries.

The Chapel is located on the ground floor and has level access so should not present problems for visitors with mobility difficulties. Wheelchair hire is available

If you are concerned about accessing the Chapel then don’t hesitate to let us know that you will be coming, and we can help you make necessary arrangements.

The Chapel will usually be open from Wednesday-Saturday between 10am and 4:30pm. Please be aware that this occasionally may be subject to change at late notice.

On the main HRP website, you can read more details on accessibility at Hampton Court Palace.

Announcements

Sunday 15th May 2022 at 13.00 in the Chapel Royal

Lunchtime Concert sung by St Andrews’ Madrigal Group

Admission is free with a Palace entry ticket.

Founded in 1946, St Andrews Madrigal Group is one of the oldest vocal groups in Scotland. The group is entirely student-led, and consists of 16 singers, with a Musical Director elected each academic year. In the early days, the group confined itself to singing English madrigals, secular part songs of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dealing with love in all its forms.  Over time, the scope of the music performed by the group has widened a great deal to involve more sacred and modern secular works, but the programmes today still show the debt subsequent composers owe to those of the English Madrigal School. Now, the group are well-established at the University of St Andrews, singing at key events in the academic calendar, as well as in notable venues throughout the UK such as HM Chapel Royal at Hampton Court. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, St Andrews Madrigal Group are now delighted to be going on their annual Summer Tour, showcasing pieces from their recent CD, “Come, Sable Night”, which highlights the choir’s emergence after the pandemic.

VIVAT! A Platinum Jubilee concert of Royal Music in HM Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace, followed by a champagne reception

You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen in the glorious surroundings of the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace.

The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, conducted by Carl Jackson MVO, accompanied by the Organ and a brass ensemble will perform well-loved pieces of music from the Coronation of Her Majesty in 1953, along with organ pieces and spoken word readings.

This joyous evening of celebration will be rounded off with an exclusive champagne reception on the lawn of Fountain Court within the baroque splendour of the palace, included in the ticket price.

The concert programme will include:

  • National Anthem – Gordon Jacob
  • ORGAN SOLO Rondeau (from Abdelazer) – Henry Purcell
  • Zadok the Priest – G. F. Handel
  • O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen – William Byrd
  • ORGAN SOLO A Fancy – Byrd
  • I was glad – Charles H. H. Parry
  • Behold, O God our defender – Herbert Howells
  • ORGAN SOLO Benedictus – Larghetto (from Sonata Britannica No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 152) – Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Coronation Gloria – Stanford
  • ORGAN SOLO Festival Toccata – Percy Fletcher
  • Old Hundredth – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Tickets and further information can be found via the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vivat-a-concert-of-royal-music-for-the-platinum-jubilee-of-the-queen-tickets-328772807317

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chapel Royal as we rejoice and give thanks for Her Majesty’s long service to her peoples.

Chorister Open Day 2022

Local school boys aged 7 to 9 years are warmly invited to find out what life is like as a chorister of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.

The event includes a choral workshop, followed by a chance to sing in the Chapel Royal. Plus there will be plenty of opportunity to ask lots of questions at a tea with the choristers. 

Please see the Music page for more information, and contact choristeropenday@hrp.org.uk with any enquiries.

The date of this year’s Open Day is Saturday 8th October 2022.

Children's Singing Programme

The Choral Foundation of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, is launching ‘Songstars’, a children’s singing programme that offers enhanced singing support to state primary school children in South West London who have little or no access to music. 

Current vacancies:

  • ‘Songstars’ Programme – Vocal Animateur

Please see the Choral Foundation page for more information about the job role, and instructions on how to apply.

Support the Choir

The Choral Foundation preserves and promotes the unique heritage of English choral music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and makes it accessible to all.

By making a gift to the Choral Foundation you will ensure that music, 500 years in the making, is kept alive for future generations.

Click here to read about how you can become part of this living history.

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