ACOUSTIC TRIANGLE 2005 TOUR
AUST CHURCH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (ST. JOHN'S)
Promoted by Music in the Church at Aust
Aust is a tiny village on the banks of the river Severn. Before the M4
motorway was built, there was a ferry at Aust which, since ancient
times, took people to and from South Wales.
St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, visited Aust in 603AD
on the instructions of Pope Gregory. His mission was to persuade the
Celtic Bishops to keep Easter Sunday at the proper time, amongst other
things. He managed to get them to attend a conference at Austin's Ac
(Austin's Oak - now Aust), but the mission ended in complete failure.
The lovely mediaeval church of St. John is intimate and atmospheric, and
ideally suited to acoustic music. Its location is delightful, and there
is a splendid hostelry just up the road for after-concert refreshments.
Music in the Church at Aust, conceived and run by Dr. Peter Dobbins,
presents a blend of mostly mediaeval and traditional music from
throughout Europe and beyond. Audiences come from local villages, the
major towns of Bristol and Bath, and for major events people will travel
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