22. Conishead Priory 9 September 2012

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The monks had never heard anything like it! We heard that the Chapel at Conishead Priory hadn't heard music for many a year. To be fair, it was built in the nineteenth century as a grand entrance to the house (through those doors behind our little group above), and had never been consecrated. Even so, it is a splendid neo-gothic space with its towering ceiling and organ gallery.We were proud to test the acoustic with a partsong by a local composer, Arthur Somervell! The current residents, members of Manjushri Buddhist community, were very welcoming and our merry group enjoyed the visit!


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