Sidney Sussex honours its foundress Lady Frances Sidney.

On Tuesday 17 April the Choir of Sidney Sussex College celebrated Evensong in the Quire at Westminster Abbey.  Following the service, the Choir and members of Sidney Sussex College proceeded to the tomb of the Foundress, Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex, where the Choir sang the College Grace and The Master laid a wreath.

Afterwards, the Choir and alumni enjoyed a drinks reception at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, hosted by The Sidney Sussex Society.

At the reception, the Choir, directed by Dr David Skinner launched their new recording of the music of Thomas Weelkes. Guests were treated to a live performance of two songs from the new CD. 

Thank you to all who attended and made the event an enjoyable occasion.  If you would like more information about music at Sidney, or future Sidney Sussex College alumni events please contact us at

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2012.

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