Music in Memorial Church

The following concerts are free and open to the public. Presented by the Office for Religious Life at Stanford and co-sponsored by the Department of Music.


Organ Concert: Dr. Robert Huw Morgan
Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, presents the program The Glories of the French Baroquefeaturing Messe pour les Couvents by François Couperin. This year, Memorial Church’s free organ recitals celebrate the 30th year of the Fisk-Nanney organ.


Organ Concert: John Scott
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 7:30 pm

John Scott was born in 1956 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He made his debut in the 1977 Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall; he was the youngest organist to appear as a soloist in the Proms. In 1990, he became Organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral. There, he was responsible for music marking the 100th birthday of HM The Queen Mother and the Golden Jubilee of HM The Queen, for whom he was asked to compose an anthem. After 26 years at St Paul’s, he took up the post of Organist and Director of Music at St Thomas Church in New York City. As an organist, recital engagements have included venues in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, Slovakia, Australia, and New Zealand. John Scott’s program will feature Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Scheidt, and Scheidemann. This year, Memorial Church’s free organ recitals celebrate the 30th year of the Fisk-Nanney organ.


Concerts sponsored by the Music Department at Memorial Church and other venues on campus may be found on the Music @ Stanford Events Calendar.



A reflective 30-minute service of hymns and chant sung in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All religious and non-religious backgrounds welcome.

Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year), Memorial Church

Fall Quarter 2014

October 12 – Palo Alto High School Choir
October 19 – Christ Church Portola Valley Choir
October 26 – Valley Presybterian Church Choir
November 2 – Schola Cantorum Sancti Dominici
November 9 – Convivium
November 16 – Stanford Early Music Singers

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