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St. Pauls Cathedral
Make a visit to this beautiful Baroque church, the seat of the Bishop of London.
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
St. Paul's Cathedral is the first Cathedral to have been built since the creation of the Church of England in 1534, when religion was brought under the direct control of the monarch.
There has been a choir of boys and gentlemen at St Paul's Cathedral for over nine centuries. The earliest records date from 1127, when the then Bishop of London, Richard de Belmeis founded what was the first choir school and made provisional of "almonry" boys to serve the Cathedral.
The organist at St. Paul's Cathedral is much more than a musician. The post is that of Direct of Music, involved in training and maintaining high standards of performance. The Cathedral Chorus is an amateur that meets to augment the Cathedral Choir. The Chorus was formed by Sir John Stainer and has enjoyed many years of supporting the music of St. Paul's Cathedral. New members are always welcome. St Paul's Cathedral offers a unique and atmospheric venue for business meetings and corporate entertainment.
Other Uses of the Cathedral
Its conference suite offers 21st century comfort and convenience in the 17th century crypt and can accommodate board meetings, seminars, off-site training, annual meetings, press conferences, lectures, business breakfasts and lunches, cocktail and dinner parties. Refreshments can be provided by Milburns, the Cathedral's in-house caterers.
Your visit can include a guided tour of the Cathedral. A visit to the galleries around the dome provides breathtaking views across London. Commemorative gifts can be ordered in advance and given to guests as a permanent memento.
Fires at the Cathedral
Fire had destroyed the Old St Paul's and several of its predecessors. When raids on London began during World War I, a group of men and women who loved the current Cathedral were determined that history should not repeat itself.
They therefore formed the St Paul's Fire Watch and patrolled the building to ensure that every stray spark from the conflict was extinguished before it could do any harm. They re-formed during World War II, inviting their friends and families to join them. After a public appeal, there were 300 volunteers, 40 of whom guarded the Cathedral each night.
Once a year, the Friends hold a one-day festival, which includes an early evening service and a recital by the choristers. They also get free access to St Paul's, advance notice of Cathedral events, an annual magazine and two newsletters a year about the Cathedral and its work.
For more information visit www.stpauls.co.uk
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan a trip to St Pauls Cathedral? You can book online or email to make a reservation on email@example.com, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438