500 years of Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula, looking north from Tower Green

Celebrate the Chapel's 500th anniversary

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula is celebrating a once in a lifetime anniversary. The parish church of the Tower of London, home to a number of sacred monuments, dates back to 1520, making 2020 its 500th year.

Join us for a historic programme of events from January through to November, with choral concerts and flower festivals, performances and lectures from guest speakers.

Upcoming events

Photo of singers from the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St Peter Ad Vincula
Events

Hear The Choir and Band of The Chapels Royal perform St John Passion, one of Bach's most famous pieces of sacred music. Directed by Colm Carey.

29 March 2020

Tower of London

11:00

Free (advance booking required)

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, September 2014. Looking north towards the Sir Richard & Elizabeth Cholmondley chest tomb monument (c1522).
Events

Hear David Suchet, CBE, known for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot, give this two hour performance.

10 April 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Queen's Drawing Room, showing detail of an open music score
Events

Join us for an immersive musical experience with Tom Poulson, trumpet player and Christian Wilson, organ player.

19 May 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Events

Take a journey through 500 years of royal music, commissioned especially for this concert by Rachel Long.

02 June 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, looking north from Tower Green
Events

Discover the forgotten history behind the Tower of London's chapel.

07 July 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

2017 Chapel Royal Choir, St Peter Ad Vincula, Tower of London
Events

Hear Zoë Brookshaw sing classic soprano, with Eligio Luis Quinteiro playing the lute.

08 September 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal
Events

The final concert in the Chapel’s 2020 celebration, featuring important liturgical texts sung regularly in the Chapel to this day.

17 November 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)