Some of the most respected musicians in Britain- including the composers Judith Weir, Howard Goodall and James MacMillan have published a letter calling on the National Musicians Church to revoke its decision to close the church to musicians who want to hire it for rehearsal and performance.
This move was made without consultation and contradicts assurances given when the church was taken over in 2013 by Holy Trinity Brompton. At present, the historic building rings with rehearsals and concerts by the country’s finest ensembles, including the Sixteen. It is deeply regrettable that the current incumbent, the Rev David Ingall, wishes to exclude superb music, even as he asserts that “our ministry as the National Musicians’ Church continues to be a core part of our church’s identity and vision”. We don’t understand how excluding musicians and listeners who regularly visit the church during rehearsals and concerts would further this goal.
This is truly the worst kind of bad faith.
You can sign a petition here.