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Written by:
Paul Holland
12 Dec 2022

The WongAvery Music Gallery has been commended in the Natural Stone Awards run by The Stone Federation of Great Britain.

The Gallery is designed for music recitals and all the internal materials are chosen for their acoustic performance, including the specially selected Jordan’s Mine Portland stone.

Purbeck stone makes up the flooring and, on the outside, a mix of stone including Portland Whitbed is used.

Glen Sharp, Junior Bursar at Trinity Hall, said: “We were delighted to have been asked to attend the Natural Stone Awards by our Stone Masons, Brown and Ralph who through Harrison Goldman (Natural Stone Consultants) had submitted the WongAvery Gallery to be considered for an award.

“The day was made even more special when the building received a commendation from the judges.  It is a building that we are all very proud of.”

The building was designed by architect Niall McLaughlin. It provides a much-needed space for choir rehearsals, classical music recitals, lessons and private practice.

Transforming the Court has been made possible through a generous donation from the Avery-Tsui Foundation. Dennis Avery was an alumnus (1980), Honorary Fellow and donor to Trinity Hall. The Court was named for Dennis in October 2006.