At a special Chapel Service this morning, leading Australian composer, Gerard Brophy, handed over the new mass he has written to celebrate the Centenary of the Chapel of St Mary & St George. Mr Brophy handed the mass to Headmaster, Mr Stephen Webber, and Chaplain, Rev'd Dr Philip Raymont.
The mass, written for didgeridoo, Himalayan singing bowls, voices, organ and choir, has been described by Mr Brophy as both a worshipful celebration of the Chapel's centenary as well as a recognition of and reconciliation towards the original inhabitants of its location. As such it will be a confluence of the great spiritual traditions.
The Chapel will celebrate 100 years on Tuesday 25 March 2014, with the new mass played for the first time to members of the School community by The Song Company, world renowned Didgeridoo player, William Barton, leading international organist, Daniel Trocme-Latter and several Guildford Grammar School choirs.
Further information will soon be available on the celebrations.