The Amadeus Centre, 50 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, LONDON W9 2JA
Situated in London’s Little Venice we are a pleasant 15 minute stroll from Paddington station, or less than 5 minutes walk from Warwick Avenue tube, Bakerloo line.
Formerly a 19th century Welsh Presbyterian Chapel the building was sensitively renovated in 1989. In keeping with the original purpose of the building Amadeus bequeaths all
of its profits to Subud, an international charitable organisation committed to doing good works in the world, affiliated with the United Nations.
The rennovation has recaptured the high fidelity acoustics with which the grand Upper Hall was first designed to house its impressive pipe organ. Both halls are effectively sound insulated
and the Upper Hall particularly lends itself to the superior requirements of orchestral and vocal music. This hall, where Juntos takes place, is used by The London Symphony Orchestra, The City of
London Sinfonia, The Taverner Concert Players, The Britton Sinfonia, The Consort of Musick, the Monteverde Choir, and many more. The BBC Young Musician of the Year competition has been resident
since 1993, and the National Youth Orchestra since 1995.
The Upper Hall’s large elegant windows with stained glass borders provide wonderful natural illumination, and in the darker months the canopy of lights (now a regular feature for the Juntos
milongas) above the dance floor come into their own. The original pipe organ, wood panelled balcony and graceful Victorian atchitecture complete the impressive effect.