Company Open Day


The Master and Wardens invite Liverymen and Freemen to a Members’ Open Day at the Foundling Museum on Monday 23rd May. It is an opportunity to learn more about the Company and how it works, a time to ask questions about the Company’s purposes and its charitable work. Chairmen of committees and members of the Court will deliver short seminars on their work within the Company, including the Company structure, finances and the Archive and also the Company’s relationship with the City as a whole. In addition, there will be a discussion about the state of music provision in this country as a whole and to what extent we are preserving our musical heritage through our opera houses, concert halls and conservatoires.

There will also be an opportunity to meet some Yeomen, hear them play and listen to them explain how their Outreach to young school children is delivered. We shall also learn about the performance opportunities we offer these young musicians at the start of their careers, and about the opportunities to volunteer and to play a part in the important and vibrant Yeomen Programme.

The Foundling Museum is in a beautiful building with fine portraits and paintings which portray the wonderful history of the Foundling Hospital with which Handel was very much engaged from the beginning in 1739.

It will be very much a working day for us all. It will include a buffet lunch and some refreshment on arrival and before departure. As this is the first Members’ Open Day for five years, the Master hopes that Company members will be keen to attend and he looks forward to seeing you there.

A detailed schedule will be sent nearer the time to all those wishing to attend. Please note this event is for Company Members only. Tickets are £38 per person.

The closing date for booking will be Tuesday 17th May.