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A perfect marriage of music and theology

PIPPA HARE was at the Tudeley Festival's
performance of Bach's B minor Mass


In September 1988 St Augustine's Chapel at Tonbridge School was almost completely destroyed by fire; only after a great deal of deliberation was it rebuilt in 1995, on the lines of King's College, Cambridge.

This chapel made a superbly fitting venue for Bach's Mass in B minor, performed by the Tudeley Consort, the Aarhus Chorale -- a hand-picked group of semi-professional singers from Denmark -- and the East London Chorus, with the London Pro Arte Baroque, conducted by Murray Stewart.

St Augustine's Chapel, Tonbridge School
St Augustine's Chapel, Tonbridge School

This was the 181st event in the now world-renowned Tudeley Festival, a year-round series specialising in Early Music organised by its far-sighted and energetic Artistic Director, Stephen Coles, an estimable organist and keyboard player who has amassed a number of fine instruments at the Festival's disposal.

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Copyright © 5 March 2005 Pippa Hare, Kent UK


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