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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

Please see Links for more information on our patrons

Special Advisor:
Jackie Wright

Godfrey King

Web Site:
Phil Ronan, Steve Rice

Established 1996

Printing services

For more than 5 years Kallkwik have looked after AJSW's printing needs for which we sincerely thank them

Special Features

YouTube Site

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Annual Reviews

See Godfrey's Blog for AJSW Review 2013 / 2014 and previous years.

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Pascal's Triangle

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Carol I Need You (click to play video)

See Pascal's Triangle feature on our Audio and Video Archive page.

Musician's Chapel Dedication

See the Musicians Chapel dedication January 2nd, 1955 on our Events page.

What we do


柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表

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Events at St Dunstan-in-the-West

This page lists the forthcoming events organized by the AJSW. Our previous events are listed in the event archive.

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We do not have any future events scheduled for St Dunstan-in-the-West at present.


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Click August 23rd, August 30th and
October 4th (postponed from August 9th), for detailed event information.


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Click here for detailed event information for September 29th and here for detailed information for October 20th.

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Click here for detailed event information for September 29th and here for detailed information for October 20th.

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To hear a sampler of Yukiko's solo, 4 hands on two pianos (with "4Tune") and 8 hands on two pianos performances (with "Inzpir8tion") press arrow below.


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Members of our AJSW Chamber Music Ensemble:

Elona Laurie, Mee Hyun Oh, Katya Lazareva, and Lydia Kwon

Play in support of 'learning difficulties charity' MENCAP

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Photos/Highlights:

Runners Step Up for Three Tower Challenge

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To hear live in concert recordings of our 'AJSW Chamber Music Ensemble' press arrow below.


Click here for detailed event information and S. Coleridge-Taylor appraisal (re: Fantasiestucke)

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AJSW Chamber Orchestra - St. Sepulchre's Church - July 18th 7:30

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At The Forge & Foundry, Camden - March 19th 7.30

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Yukiko Shinohara and Jung Yoon Cho are featured in our Christmas composite

AJSW Chamber Music Ensemble - St. George's - February 20th 1.10 - 2.00pm

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Aiki & Asa Mori - St George's - February 13th 1.00 - 2.00pm

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Here is Aiki playing Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' at St George's for our 15th Anniversary concert there November 10th 2011 backed by our AJSW Chamber Music Ensemble (live recording)


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AJSW Concerts

We organise many concerts per year including London venues as well as Bristol Cathedral and St Georges Int. Concert Venue (Bristol).

More information

All concert and booking of artist enquiries to our society address.

St Sepulchre: The Musicians Church

Although we are no longer holding lunch concerts at St Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, it's history and it's place within the Church of England should not be overlooked or neglected. The Bishop of London signed a document soon after he took up his position granting its special status. Within the church was the 'Musicians Chapel'. The Bishop of London is a traditionalist and has a preference for classical music.

The departed musicians recorded in the Musicians Chapel's Remembrance Book deserve respect. They represent music that has lasted for centuries of the highest order. The musicians we brought there reflected their predecessors' art and musical skills. Sir Henry Wood (buried there) and Dame Nellie Melba (a window dedicated to her) symbolize that the music there should reach for the heights. It became difficult to maintain such standards especially the necessary organizational consistency required for such musicians to give of their best and attract a regular audience at levels conducive to a welcoming and warm environment. From our first concert there on October 31st, 2012 to our last on July 23rd, 2014 enabled some memorable musical moments by a number of remarkable musicians ready to give of their best.

So in memoriam to all those wonderful musicians past and present we mark our place in its history in trying to keep its status and place as intended.

The Musicians' Chapel was dedicated Jan 2nd 1955. A rare recording of a BBC News Item of the historic ceremony was discovered in the church in 2012. The Albert Hall Proms founder Sir Henry Wood is buried in the chapel. He was organist at St Sepulchre when he was 14 before he founded the world famous proms which he conducted for 50 years. Dignitaries, including his successor and friend Sir Malcolm Sargent, attended the dedication leading to St Sepulchre's status as The National Musicians Church.

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Musicians' Chapel Dedication
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The clip below comes from a 1936 British feature film entitled "Calling the Tune", a story about the development of the gramophone industry, and Sir Henry Wood and his Queen's Hall Light Orchestra, seen here, were among the guest stars.

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Sir Henry Wood conducts Shepherds Hey (Grainger)
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We thank the National Churches Trust for an article in the week starting 12th July '14 in praise of our efforts at St Sepulchre printed the week prior to our departure!

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