Events

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.

Captain Steven Hughes Memorial Service

A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Friday 14th September 2018 for the life of Captain Steven James Hughes, RMO for 2 Para during the Falklands Conflict.

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Berkshire Masonic Charity have given the FIMC a gift of £500 towards the Wish for a Window Appeal and it was presented by W.Bro Richard C Stone who is also Treasurer of the Chapel Flower Guild, a Chapel Friend and long term supporter.

L-R: Richard Stone of Berks Masonic Charity, then Trustees: Robert Mason (WG in 82), Sara Jones CBE, Major General Jeff Mason MBE RM, Major General Sir Iain Mackay-Dick KCVO MBE DL, Brigadier Alastair Bruce OBE DL (SG in 82), and visitor/supporter Brigadier Charles Page MBE (SG in 82)

L-R: Richard Stone of Berks Masonic Charity, then Trustees: Robert Mason (WG in 82), Sara Jones CBE, Major General Jeff Mason MBE RM, Major General Sir Iain Mackay-Dick KCVO MBE DL, Brigadier Alastair Bruce OBE DL (SG in 82), and visitor/supporter Brigadier Charles Page MBE (SG in 82)

Saturday 14th October 2017, 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday 15th October 2017, 11am to 4pm

FLOWER FESTIVAL
‘Century of Change’

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

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, was on sale too.

COMMUNITY EVENT
Over 40 flower arrangers; twelve flower clubs from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; as well as Pangbourne College Art Department participated in this unique event.

Sunday 16 October 2016 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’.

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.’

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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.

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.