website by John Quigley l pictures of choir by Rima Mehay
The musical tradition of the church dates back to its days as the chapel of the Sardinian Embassy, when the masses of Mozart and Haydn often received their first London performances within its walls.
We still sing these masses today, as well as polyphony by Palestrina, Victoria, Byrd and others, and the wonderful traditional plainchant of the Mass.s well as on certain feast-days, and Saturday Benedictions.
The church of SS Anselm & Caecilia is unusual among London Catholic churches in maintaining a serious musical tradition involving both professional and volunteer singers.
The volunteer choir is called Schola Anselmi, and sings for a Latin Mass on two Sundays a month at 12 noon, and occasionally also for 6pm masses on feast-days.
The Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia is on the east side of Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2, a few steps from Holborn Underground Station.
The postal address is 70 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3JA.
Schola Anselmi singing at Mass on Alll Saints’ day 2012
Mass at St Anselm & St Caecilia on All Saints’ day 2012