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St Paul's Cathedral
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Tuesday 17 November 2009
Tuesday 08 September 2009
A 74-year-old woman died in a road accident as she returned from a reunion for Second World War evacuees, police said today.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Sunday 16 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Even though the gently twisting curves might put a Londoner in mind of the glass-and-steel cylinder popularly known as The Gherkin, not even the wackiest of modern-day architects have been able to come up with anything quite so arresting as the 14th-century spire of the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield (popularly but wrongly referred to as "Chesterfield Cathedral").
Friday 24 July 2009
For all its resonance as a symbolic act of devastation, the destruction of ancient Coventry by German bombers on 14 November 1940 left no literary monument to match those in stone and glass (the new Cathedral) or sound (Britten's War Requiem).
Thursday 16 July 2009
Wind ruffles the dancers' clothes. As they point or turn to look up, their movements almost echo those of tourists across the square, taking pictures of the façade of St Paul's. Pigeons fly past, stopping on the cathedral steps regardless of the performance.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Half a century ago, Krzysztof Penderecki saw his St Luke Passion travel the world as an instant sensation. It was that rare phenomenon, an avant-garde work on a grand scale that surpassed its difficulties of performance and moved large audiences. Then, it mysteriously disappeared. Saturday's revival by the Sounds New festival was the first in Britain for nearly 30 years. Bringing in a ready-prepared performance by top Polish musicians with the composer conducting, it was the culmination of this year's Polish Connections theme and, with the cathedral nave packed out, destined to put a previously local festival on the national map. But would it, on a musical level, make lightning strike again?
Tuesday 05 May 2009
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Sunday 25 January 2009
You'll need to forgive the fact that this dextrous French string strummer (guitar, oud, bouzouq) is a bit of a meanderer, because the finest moments of this double album are hauntingly engaging.
Friday 09 January 2009
An 85-year-old pensioner who regularly followed young boys into the toilets at St Paul's Cathedral was told by a judge today he could remain free provided he did not spend too long in public lavatories.
Sunday 07 December 2008
Tuesday 02 December 2008
A man shot dead by police on the steps of a cathedral suffered from 'manic depression', his family said.
Monday 01 December 2008
The police shooting of a man outside a cathedral was being investigated today.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Every performance of Britten's War Requiem is an occasion - such is the indelible power of a genuine masterpiece.
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