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Posted in Throwback Thursday
3rd September 2020
This week on Throwback Thursday we are looking at the artists, the performers that have made the Minoli Home House Previews so special over the years.
The first preview night to feature professional entertainment was the 2015 Preview, held on December 1st 2014.
This was the first preview held in December, the previous ones all having been in November, so as we were literally hosting on the first day of Christmas – carol singers seemed to be a very appropriate way to welcome our guests to the splendour that his Home House – especially so at Christmas.
The introduction of carol singers to the event was exceptionally well received by the guests on that first night and so since then they have been a feature of every Minoli preview night…
St George’s is the parish church of Mayfair. The church was splendidly refurbished in 2010 having been built between 1721-1724 to the designs of John James, as one of the Fifty Churches projected by Queen Anne’s Act of 1711. The reredos is from the workshop of Grinling Gibbons and frames a ‘Last Supper’ painted for the church by William Kent in 1724. The windows contain Flemish glass of the early 16th century from Antwerp. George Frederick Handel was a regular worshipper at St George’s, which is home to the annual London Handel Festival.
So many of our guests comment, upon arrival at Home House for the Minoli preview “My Christmas begins when I hear those wonderful carols.”