12 March 2011

Choir Stalls


This is where Winchester Choir sits within the Cathedral. These wooden choir stalls date from 1308, and are made of Norwegian oak because English oak at that time was being heavily used for shipbuilding.

***I am away this weekend in Salzburg (can't wait!) so have set up these scheduled posts whilst out of town. Sorry then if I don't respond to any comments until next week***

14 comments:

  1. They look might strong but mighty small and uncomfortable. I suppose the choir prefers to sing standing.

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  2. Very beautiful picture and informative post as usual. Enjoy your weekend and have fun in Salzburg.

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  3. Beautiful cathedral. I would be inspired to sing in such a loft.

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  4. I love, love this photo inside such a heavenly cathedral! I wish I could hear a concert there and/or attend a Sunday worship service!
    Have fun in Salzburg!

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  5. What a place! That would be pretty cool to see in person or hear people sing there. I hope you are enjoying your trip.

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  6. I can guess when the choir sing it would sound heavenly.

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  7. Yes, probably not too comfortable!

    They have many concerts in the cathedral, went to a lovely one at Christmas.

    Had a great time in Salzburg, lovely city

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  8. Magnificent cathedral and a great photo. It reminds me of the novel "Pillars of The Earth" by Ken Follett.

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  9. Wonderful photo of this fantastic Cathedral, thanks for sharing.

    Greetings, Karl

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  10. I was sat in those stalls next to the choir nearly every evening for 4 years, as my son was a chorister there. They aren't too uncomfortable!

    The music is wonderful and the atmosphere so peaceful. I miss it hugely - although my son had had enough of it by the time he left!

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  11. Oh that's marvellous, it must have been great to have been part of it!

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  12. Not on a cold dark Tuesday night in February when there were only six of us in the congregation! But yes, although it was quite an exhausting time, it was very special. Plus it meant that I could park in the cathedral Close!

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