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 times a year for worship, on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. 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, 26th March at

St John the Evangelist
5 Finch St
East Malvern

We will be singing a selection of music from the RSCM publication
"The Cross of Christ"

Rehearsal at 1:45pm

Service at 4:00pm

to be followed by Afternoon Tea


Download the score here.

Clicking on a link below will take you to a performance of the piece. Note that there are some slight discrepencies between the harmonies in the score and these performances. We will be singing the music ast it appears in the score.

There is a Green Hill (Horsley) 

Ouseley: Is it Nothing to You

Farrant/Hilton: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake

Bach: O Lord, Who Dares to Smite Thee

My Song is Love Unknown (Love Unknown)

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

O Sacred Head Sore Wounded (Passion Chorale)

O Dearest Lord, Thy Sacred Head (Albano)

Praise to the Holiest (Richmond)

When I Survey (Rockingham)



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)