Day #5-6 Cambridge & Coventry

The beautiful courtyard at King’s College Cambridge

Sunday
Two hour drive from Aldeburgh to Cambridge, followed by 30 minute city orientation tour. Punting on the Cam, shopping in the city market and a cup of warm coffee (to ward off the June chill!). Highlight of the day was Sunday Evensong Service at King’s College Chapel. Our very own Dr. Marilyn Keiser played a beautiful and dramatic Rheinberger Passacaglia Variations as the Prelude.

Ansty Hall, 1687, just outside Coventry

Touring the burned out remains of Coventry’s gothic cathedral 

Monday
Awoke in the beautiful Ansty Hall; following breakfast drove to the moving St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, where the skeletal structure of the gothic remains (bombed in WWII) serves as a somber entry path to the contemporary new building. Britten’s War Requiem was commissioned for the festival which opened the new cathedral fifty years ago in 1963. Attending the daily noon-time “Service of Reconciliation” was a profound and meaningful end to our time in Coventry.

Chapel behind the main altar in Coventry

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