St. Albans Music Festival

Social Guild Activity

By John Cox

"The St. Albans Music Festival began in a very small way about ten years ago as part of our Saturday evening Social Guild activity. Several years later it had reached such proportions that we had to disassociate it from the life of the church, although many Tabernacle friends continued to help the Festival in many ways.

Now it has grown so big that our own schoolroom is no longer large enough to cope with the numbers competing. In a day when we deplore the lack of a right use of leisure on the part of many young people it is encouraging to know that an increasing number take an intelligent interest in music, singing, poetry, drama and other of the arts. We wish the Music Festival well in the coming years ..."

Source of information:
Forty years ago Marshalswick Baptist Church Magazine, 1999
recalling its inclusion of the former Tabernacle Baptist Church, Victoria Street, St. Albans, The Messenger, no.151, June 1959.

This page was added by John Cox on 24/01/2011.

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