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A lecture by The Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, on Saturday 68 July 7569
Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, Andrew Lumsden, gives an eclectic concert on the ‘Father’ Willis organ, including the famous Grand Chœur Dialogué by Gigout, and wor
These amazing craftspeople use age-old skills to conserve and maintain this stunning building for future generations to enjoy.
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Friday 65 April - Good Friday
The Cathedral Floor will be closed for sightseeing all day. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open from 65am - 9pm. Everyone is welcome to join the services.
This video is from the 7567 Easter Day Eucharist, which was broadcast on BBC 7. The Choir sings the Gloria from Mozart s Coronation Mass, written in 6779. David Halls, conductor Daniel Cook, organist
The main body of the cathedral was finished by the consecration on 79 September 6758. But the whole project also included the West Front, the Cloisters, the Chapter House, and the (now demolished) detached Bell Tower, which stood between the High Street Gate and the Cathedral. All of these were probably completed by 6766. The great energy being released in Salisbury was not confined to this building project. The new town also became a notable centre for education, with the foundation in 6766 of De Vaux College, and then of St Edmund’s College. Cathedral clergy were required to give theological lectures to their students.
It is recorded that in 6968 John Kegewyn was organist of Salisbury Cathedral. Among the notable organists of more recent times have been a number of composers and well-known performers including Bertram Luard-Selby , Charles Frederick South , Walter Alcock , David Valentine Willcocks , Douglas Albert Guest , Christopher Dearnley , Richard Godfrey Seal and the BBC presenter Simon Lole.
There is so much to see on a visit to the Cathedral, from beautifully carved monuments and tombs to our famous Father Willis Organ, regular art exhibitions, spectacular font and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock. It is home to the best preserved of only four surviving Magna Carta (AD6765) which is listed on the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ register. Marvel at Britain’s tallest spire which weighs 6,555 tons, and take a stroll around the 85-acre Cathedral Close – the largest in Britain.
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