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This bellissima house

Simona Tocca on December 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm wrote: It would be really a shame not to save a house with such a history. Please save this bellissima house. Simona Tocco

Message from music director in Alabama

Dr Stephen Schaeffer on December 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm wrote: I join those who have already signed this petition to save this historical structure for the future. To often we “tear down rather than build up” and this venue has certainly garnered the history to keep it rather than discard it. Dr Stephen Schaeffer, Director of Music and Organist Emeritus, The Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Magical acoustic properties

Elizabeth Arbuthnot on December 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm wrote: It is a really important building, and its acoustic properties are magical, as is obvious from the quotes on the home page. I live in Edith Grove and have seen it and heard the harpsichord and the piano there. The tone was very special. How soon can it be listed? What more can we do to preserve it?

Former pupil writes

Jane D’Angelo on December 25, 2012 at 1:46 writes: I have had the previlige of knowing Nich Lane as a teacher and friend for many years. He wrote the Magnificat in the Advent Evening for me to sing and I have always loved it. I hope very much that he can save 19a and that people will come forward to help. God Bless you Nich may 2013 bring you health happiness.
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A very special building full of musical history

Dr Swee Ang on December 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm wrote: This is a very special building full of musical history. Please encourage your friends to support its preservation as a heritage building for future generations. Please ask as many people to sign the petition as possible. Dr Swee
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If this building were in Canada

Maurice Billingsley on December 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm wrote: If this building were in Canada it would be preserved as an important heritage for future generations, no questions asked.

This sort of tiny charismatic building is what gives Chelsea its unique personality

Andrew Scadding on 29 December 2012 16:58, wrote: Your message: It is this sort of tiny but charismatic building which gives Chelsea its unique personality. Lose this and you lose what makes Chelsea special. Lose this and you show you have not understood what Chelsea is about.

 A hidden gem

Graham Rankin on 30 December, 2012 at 10:00 am wrote: 19a Edith Grove, Chelsea is a hidden gem of national and international musical importance but is in critical danger of annihilation despite the long-standing heroic efforts of resident Nicholas Lane who has lived there for nearly 50 years. The building has been a focus for creative talent and excellence for over 100 years, acting as a magnet to some of the greatest creative musicians who ever lived. Nicholas, who has every right to continued residency, is fighting unsympathetic officialdom in a “David and Goliath” manner to save both the building and his home. It is urgently vital for the community to wake up and recognise the significance of the current unsatisfactory state of affairs and help a man whose value to the community is huge, both as a brilliant composer and performer as well as a much loved and capable teacher. A more ideal or deserving curator for this historic building could not be found.
Message from Washington DC, USA

Susan Jensen on 5 January, 2013  at 08:00 am wrote:  Such a lovely place.  Why destroy it?

susjensen@aol.com
washington dc
usa

Happy to support a good cause
Belinda Briones on 15 January 2013 at 21.35 pm writes: So happy to sign a petition for such a good cause!Belinda Briones
belinda.briones@gmail.com
19 Mercer Street
Music student eager to visit
Anja Kucharska on 25 January 2013 at 18.46 pm writes: I was so interested to read about this studio where so many Polish composers practiced their works. As a  music student myself I was thrilled to discover that such a place existed and if it was opened to the public I would most certainly visit.  Anja Kucharska, Krakow, Poland.
We should treasure a building like this
David Teleman on 3 February 2013 at 08.12 am writes: I wish you well with this restoration project. We should treasure a building like this.

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