Events

Saturday 14th October, 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday 15th October, 11am to 4pm

FLOWER FESTIVAL
‘Century of Change’

100 years of Pangbourne College
35th Anniversary of the Falklands War

Free Entry and Car Parking
Souvenir Programmes £3

This year Pangbourne College celebrates its 100th Birthday and the
creation of its school chapel: The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, which was opened by HM The Queen in 2000. The Chapel is a ‘living’ National memorial: not only is it a memorial to those who gave their lives in 1982 for the liberation of the Falkland Islands, but also a chapel and concert hall. Using College and Chapel artefacts and photographs, this Festival reveals how much the school has changed over its 100-­year history and remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago. The Centenary Pangbourne College book by Old Pangbournian, Robin Knight, as well as ‘Just to see His Name’ by former Headmaster, Anthony Hudson, will be on sale too.

COMMUNITY EVENT
Over 40 flower arrangers; twelve flower clubs from Berkshire,
Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; as well as Pangbourne College Art Department are participating in this unique event. Everyone is
welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a quiz competition for all ages with prizes.

REFRESHMENTS
There will be a café, offering light refreshments, run by Pangbourne College Parents’ Association. These will be sold in aid of the Chapel Flower Fund.

CLOSING SERVICE
There will be a closing service at 4.30pm on Sunday 15th October.

For further information, please contact: Alex Garnier
(alex.garnier@pangbourne.com)

PREVIEW
Friday 13th October, 7pm to 9pm

By ticket only: £12 with wine, canapés and music. Available from Garlands Organic, Pangbourne, or send SAE with cheque payable to ‘FIMC Flower Guild’ to:

Richard Stone, Westfield, Woodview Road, Pangbourne RG8 7JN

Sunday 16 October at 3.30pm

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One of the finest international cellists of our era, Raphael Wallfisch will be partnered by the internationally acclaimed pianist Victor Sangiorgio in a celebrity recital in The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College on Sunday 16 October at 3.30pm, as part of the school’s centenary celebrations. Together they will perform Debussy’s ‘Sonata’, Miaskovsky ‘s ‘Sonata No.2’, Schumann’s ‘Fantasy Pieces’ and Mendelssohn’s ‘Sonata No.2’.

Advance tickets  are available online now at  www.pangbourne.com/centenary-events : £13 (£7 for students) or at Garlands Organic, Pangbourne (cash only, please). Tickets on the door will be £15 (£9 for students). There will be an interval with a cash bar. Parking is free.

Well known around the world, both Wallfisch and Sangiorgio have succeeded at the highest competitive level and worked with some of the ‘greats’ of classical music. Wallfisch has recorded every major work for the cello, as well as performed new works commissioned for him by contemporary British composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, Kenneth Leighton and John Taverner. He has also played at such major festivals as the BBC Proms. A champion of lesser known works, Sangiorgio has performed in major concert halls all over the world and with eminent conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and André Previn. In 2015 he opened the second Pangbourne College International Concert series.

Miss Eleanor Calver, Director of Music, said, ‘Wallfisch and Sangiorgio are known for their brilliant technique as well as their passion for sharing their love of their instruments and classical music. This concert will be an opportunity for all members of the family aged 8 and over to attend one of their concerts in the wonderful environment of The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.’

Past Events

Here is a selection of events that have taken place at the Chapel so you may see what wonderful events we have been able to present.

 

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Pangbourne College is looking forward with much anticipation to a recital by the internationally acclaimed pianist Saleem Ashkar at The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel on Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm. Saleem’s programme presents a rare opportunity to hear a programme of sonatas by Beethoven that includes the monumental Hammerklavier Sonata:

Piano Sonata No 24 in F-sharp major, Op 78
Piano Sonata No 25 in G major, Op 79
Piano Sonata No 29 in B-flat major, Op 106, ‘Hammerklavier’

The concert will conclude with a question and answer session with Saleem.

Tickets are available online priced £18, to include free car parking and wine and canapés during the interval.

Fund-raising events

If you wish to organise a fund-raising event, please contact Angela Perry MBE, Secretary to the FIMCT Trustees, c/o Pangbourne College, Pangbourne, Reading, Berks, RG8 8LA. Your call will be very welcome.

If you wish to make a gift

Any gift, especially if given under the gift aid scheme, will help to keep the Chapel in prime condition and will be much appreciated by the Trustees. Please see the “Support” page.

Hire of the Chapel

The Chapel is available for hire for weddings, reunions or charitable events subject to availability and Health & Safety regulations. Interested parties should contact Rev. Neil Jeffers at the College for special arrangements, telephone 01189 842101.