This iconic chapel, once part of the Netley Hospital complex, and now all that remains of it, is not only a must see landmark site within the Royal Victoria Country park, but plays host to live music in the 'Chapel Sessions'.
On Wednesday 2nd July the chapel played host to two local family bands, in an 'Americana' themed night. The first time I have attended a Chapel Session, it was a memorable evening with groups 'Paper Train' & 'Woods, Wire & Words' performing their own material.
In an informal, even intimate, near three hour session, interspersed with three breaks, during which refreshments were available, the chapel showed just how good its acoustics are.
Having lived in and around the area all my life, this chapel session added an extra dimension to this very familiar and wonderful building.
Seating for the performance was ample and comfortable, in a mixture of 'in the round tables and chairs' and set rows. My guess was there is room for 100 souls.
Tickets can be purchased either online from the Hampshire County Council website, or on the night, at the door.
This was the first of many sessions I hope to attend here in future, within these very special surroundings.
Extremely helpful volunteer staff organised a raffle, and facilities to purchase cds and related memorabilia.
Highly recommended, both as a visitor attraction for all the family during the day and a magical musical experience.
Believe the next 'Chapel Session' is in October 2014.
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