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Church hosts famous stringed instruments before auction

Fri 11 Mar 2016
By Hannah Tooley

A London church has hosted a variety stringed instruments, showing them off before their future auction.

St George's Church was home the stringed instruments including cellos and violins on Thursday.

They were played by professional musicians before their eventual sale by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby's next week.

A variety of Christian music was performed including 'Evangelists', played on violins, cello and viola made in Paris by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1863 which featured carved saints including Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume 
Life: October 1798 - March 1875
French luthier made over 3,000 instruments

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The special set has belonged to Europe since 1970 and is expected to reach up to £800,000 when it is auctioned next Tuesday.

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