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Visiting Information

Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tours on Fridays at 11 AM.

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

About Memorial Church and Companion Spaces

Music at MemChu

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Concerts have always played a major part in the life of Memorial Church. Organ concerts, choral concerts, non-western concerts have all found a home here, not just for the campus, but for the general community.

The celebrated organs, including the masterpiece by Charles Fisk, have attracted performers from all over the world. Many student groups have performed at the church,  and outside groups, including the choirs of St. John's College, Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, the St. Olaf Choir, and so on, have all enjoyed the radiant acoustic that Memorial Church offers.

Concerts are offered in historic Memorial Church throughout the academic year. Please see below for music programs at Memorial Church.

Upcoming Music Events at MemChu

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Noontime Music at MemChu and Communi-Tea

 

Noontime recitals are held during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters on select Wednesdays at noon in Stanford Memorial Church. Come at 12:15 pm to enjoy a musical performance by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, followed by light refreshments in the Round Room. 

Recitals are open to all and free to attend. 

For questions related to the event, please contact stanfordorsl@stanford.edu. If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact sheilas@stanford.edu

Winter 2024 Schedule

Wednesdays: January 10 & 24, February 7 & 28, March 13

Donations

Donations will be accepted electronically using this link or through the QR code below and will support the concert series at Memorial Church. Cash and checks will not be accepted. These gifts will not be formally acknowledged in writing, unless it is $250.00 or greater. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in giving. 

QR code for the Memorial Church Concert Fund
The Memorial Church Choir singing in Memorial Church with Christmas trees in the background

Memorial Church Choir

The Memorial Church Choir performs choral music for Sunday University Public Worship at Stanford Memorial Church, providing the opportunity to explore and perform a wide range of sacred choral music from the Western classical tradition. Special events for the year include the annual Christmas Service of Lessons & Carols.

Memorial Church Choir has rehearsals on MemChu on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm and sings at the 11:00 am Sunday service preceded by a 10:00am warmup.


Contact Dr. Robert Huw Morgan (rhmorgan@stanford.edu) for additional information.

Memorial Church Organs

Memorial Church houses many wonderful organs, which can still be heard at various concerts throughout the year. Most often they are played by Robert Huw Morgan, the University Organist.