The Friends of Anglican Music Inc.

The Friends of Anglican Music is an incorporated association (A0034755G) whose statement of purpose is
"The preservation and promotion of Anglican Church Music"

The Friends of Anglican Music Inc (FOAM) is an organisation founded in 1996 for the purpose of singing music that is peculiarly Anglican. FOAM has not been established to compete with the Royal School of Church Music. Rather, it supplements the RSCM's function by providing a purely Anglican area of operation. Neither has FOAM been established to agitate for the wholesale restoration of the The Book of Common Prayer services. Its purpose is akin to that of Remembrance Day - Lest We Forget.

We enjoy the membership of people who remember, people who find it difficult to remember and those who have never sung a Book of Common Prayer service.

FOAM meets four Saturdays a year for worship. Usually, there is a rehearsal at 1:45pm followed by Evensong at 4:00pm but check below for specific occasions.

Annual Membership of FOAM is:
Single: AU$10
Family: AU$15
Pensioner/Student: AU$6

Further information can be obtained from the Secretary.

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 23rd June

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury
Cnr Church & Margaret St.

Practice: 2:45pm
Evensong:  5:00pm

Introit: If Ye Love Me by T. Tallis  (1505-1585) Listen, Score

Preces & Responses: Smith of Durham Listen (Note that we will be a singing a four-part arrangement of these responses but this will give you the idea)

Psalm 71: vv 14-22, Chant by W.H. Gray as set in Parish Psalter 

Magnificat (Listen) and Nunc Dimittis (Listen): Morley Fauxbourdons

Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father by S.S. Wesley (1810 – 1876) Listen,

Sing we the praises of the great forerunner (Christe Sanctorum) (Listen - right tune, wrong words)
Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket) Listen -
Christ Triumphant Ever Reigning (Guiting Power) Listen

Conductor: Dylan Quinlan-Baskett
Organist:  David Byrne

Preacher: Rev. Rachel McDougall

The next after our June meeting will be on Saturday, 31st August, at St.John's, Camberwell. Details to follow.



Members of FOAM at the 20th Anniversary Evensong, 26th November, 2016, at Holy Trinity, Surrey Hills

Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:18-20)