ACOUSTIC TRIANGLE 2005 TOUR
Although it has its roots in the early 15th Century, Manchester
Cathedral didn't become a Cathedral until 1847. It was founded in 1421
as a collegiate church connected to the new college of priests, which
now houses the choir school and Chethams College of Music. Major
rebuilding occurred in the 15th and 16th Centuries, and again in the
19th. Severe bomb damage was sustained in 1940 which led to more
Although not much remains of the original church, the Cathedral today is
an impressive building with some fine medieval and Tudor remains. Its
wooden roof, screens and choir stalls are particularly treasured. It is
a haven of peace in the middle of the enormous city, and a wonderful
place for music.
Acoustic Triangle will be conducting workshops in the Cathedral with
students from local schools, including Chethams - where Gwilym Simcock
was once head boy, incidentally!
Special thanks to Stephen Threlfall, David Chatterton and Nicola Mason
at Chethams, and the clergy and staff at the Cathedral.
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