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October 2, 2016

Festive food for body and soul in Kingston upon Thames on 10 December

For a double measure of Christmas spirit, warmed by a cup of spicy Glühwein, step straight from a German-style Christmas market into the church for a classic seasonal concert with full choir and orchestra.

The market is inspired by Germany’s largest Christmas market in Berlin and aims to become the largest town centre Christmas event in the UK. The concert, with the Thames Philharmonic Choir and Thames Fest...

Press release re. concert at Southwark Cathedral, 11 June 2016

Veteran Kingston choirmaster and composer John Bate, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, is to conduct the music he wants played at his funeral at his next concer

t. One could be forgiven for wondering whether Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, to be performed at Southwark Cathedral on 11 June, might be the octagenarian’s swansong, but the conductor asserts: “I intend to carry on as long as my constitution allows.”...

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