The Friends of Music at St James' (FOM) was formed in 2011 by a group of passionate musicians and music lovers from St James, Sydney. Since then, the group has grown in number, actively supporting the music programme performed in Sydney's historic St James' Church.
The volunteer committee work tirelessly to support and encourage the music at St James'. We continue to spread the word to outside audiences, and provide practical support in the promotion of the world class Choir and music programme.
The aim of the Friends is to actively foster the performance of music at St James’ by:
- Supporting the Choir of St James’ in the performance of its core repertoire
- Raising funds to support recordings, tours, commissioning of new works, and resourcing of the music program
- Building an active support network drawn from parishioners, the arts community, the corporate world and general public
- Growing the broader music programme at St James’
The Choir is the lifeblood of the ministry at St James'. A world-class choir, that has toured internationally on multiple occasions to England, France, Italy, Austria and Singapore; sung concerts interstate, and has even had the privilege of singing at the Dawn Service in Gallipoli as the ANZAC Choir, 2 years in a row.
This is unprecedented for a parish choir.
It will be a privilege for everyone to hear the amazing sound of The Choir, not just within the four walls of St James' Church. We believe by recording CDs and videos of the Choir, we can promote it and St James to an even wider, international audience. We aspire to increase the support and patronage of the Choir and music ministry at St James'. We have the intention to record rarely heard or recorded music, and to record many of our own, home-grown and home-written compositions by our own choristers. It will provide a rich, varied and wonderfully powerful anthology of the music at St James'.
Please support this charter with ongoing donations.
We urge you to become a member of the FOM, so you can enjoy the many benefits of membership (such as a 20% discount to individual concert tickets). Our volunteers manage membership, create and host special events, and support the marketing and promotions in the Music Department. Your continual support is crucial. You will also be part of an active network of passionate music lovers, supporting Sydney's finest music.
Dr Lincoln Law