Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cambridge

To Cambridge to spend a weekend in one of the most beautiful places on earth - actually - I think King's College Chapel IS the most beautiful place on earth - An exquisite building with that amazing fan vaulting, Flemish glass, high Tudor style, and, of course, the Choir and Organ. I've spent some magical hours there and the Stanford weekend (March 9th-11th) added to those.

I arrived in Cambridge, checked into the Lensfield Hotel (where I had the pinkest room on earth), whizzed down the road to the Chapel. Once inside, the immense thrill of seeing that interior with the light streaming in was, as always, overwhelming. So Beautiful.

The Choir sang beautifully, a capella, and it was profoundly moving to be back there, hearing the music, experiencing the sound of the music in the room, watching the light change from full sun thru the west window to darkness leaving only the dim glow of the candles on the choir stalls.






The west front of the organ case


I hadn't realised just how much I needed to get away and hear someone else make music - especially this choir - and my soul was quite joyful and renewed.


The view from the choir to the west window




















The east window

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