The 12th Century Church of St Nicholas Church at Great Munden
In 1990 the Guard Family bought a redundant church and undertook a ten year restoration, partially with help from a Heritage Lottery grant. They now present operas, concerts and plays, together with Art Exhibitions and local events.
We held our first concert amid builder’s rubble in 1991, and have since built a loyal and enthusiastic audience. We originally presented choral music and thanks to the talents of Aidan Oliver, Director of Spiritus, we have be able to commission original anthologies of music and words which have included Trafalgar, Samuel Pypes, John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress as well as a special concert for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. We have also been able to present a number of plays and one man shows, and aspire to offer three productions per year.
Over the last 10 years we have presented most of Mozarts major operas. These are performed in the round or half round. Most concerts and productions are presented in candle-light. During Howard’s year as High Sheriff he presented The Marriage of Figaro at Netherwylde and La Bohem at St Nicholas which was both in candle-light and totally in the round.