St. George’s German Lutheran Chapel, Aldgate

This is a special, unique week for those of us who perform music with close associations to the Lutheran Church. It’s the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the London Bach Society today and then the 40th anniversary of Peter Lea-Cox’s City Bach Cantata Series on Friday. It is also the 499th anniversary year of the Reformation, the unofficial start of celebrations commemorating the quincentennial of the Lutheran Church in October 2017.

With all this in mind I popped by arguably the most significant Lutheran chapel in London, St. George’s Lutheran Chapel in Alie St., Aldgate, to have a look around.

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There’s more history of St. George’s (est. 1762-63) here. The chapel is still used for special events, including organ recitals on the first Thursday of every month on the historic Walcher organ (1886). Here’s a video that that church has put together as a guide.