A bit of Johann Sebastian Bach at St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Having lived in London for nearly three years, this was my very first visit to this grand masterpiece and yes, you are probably wondering why it has taken me this long but better late than never I say! My first impressions of this magnificent building was the striking architecture and how big it actually really was. I took a walk around so I could get a photo from every angle. The dome itself framed by the spires of Wrens city churches, has dominated the London skyline for 300 years and is one of the highest in the world. Known as the most famous and recognisable sights around this town, at 365 feet it was one of the tallest buildings from 1710 to 1962.

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I had been invited to St John Parish worship – Johann Sebastian Bach. This consisted of the Cathedral choir and chorus with the Mozart Players, all sung in German and narrating the events leading to the Crucifixion of Christ.
The interior, well what can I say… dramatic would certainly be one word to describe it. I have to admit I am not religious nor do I go to church but being in the presence of this amazing place and listening to the hollowing sounds of the choir was somewhat hypnotic. Growing up as a child I was always into classical music – being in an orchestra, involved in school choirs and listening to my Mum’s Vanessa Mae CD’s (no judging please!)

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If you happen to be in London or visiting and you haven’t had the chance to check out this wonderful cathedral, then I do recommend you take the time, even if it’s just to view the exterior and facade of the building.

I will share one little tip with you. If you happen to be out and about sightseeing and get lucky with some lovely sunny weather, head up to Madison roof top bar which is only a 5 minute walk around the corner. From here you will not only have the most amazing views of the Cathedral but most of this incredible city. I can very much guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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For more information –

www.stpauls.co.uk

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