Livery Club visit to Cambridge
- Date: 25 June 2016
- Time: 10:30am
- Venue: King's College, Cambridge
- Cost: £85.00
This visit is by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows of King’s College.
We will be guests of Liveryman Dr Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music.
King’s College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture and an engineering wonder. It was commissioned in 1446 by Henry VI and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. The College archives contain manuscripts of music specially composed for services there for the past 500 years.
Our base for the day is the magnificent Saltmarsh Rooms (which overlook the Chapel), where we will have refreshments on arrival, and lunch. A cream tea will be served before Evensong in the Provost’s Garden (weather permitting).
10:30 Arrival at the Saltmarsh Rooms – greeting by the Vice-Provost, Prof. Nicholas Marston
We will split into 2 groups, swapping at lunchtime.
A: College Chapel: History, architecture & stained glass imagery, with Prof. Jean Michel Massing, assisted by Dr Emma Cleobury.
B: Archives: Special exhibition Music at King’s with the College Archivist Dr Patricia McGuire.
Later in the afternoon, we will enjoy a cream tea in the Provost’s Garden, and sit in at a Choir Practice taken by Dr Cleobury.
Choral Evensong (Full Choir) is at 5:30 pm. The music is by composers with Company connections (Elgar, Radcliffe, Berkeley and Howells).
Transport to and from Cambridge will be at your own expense.
The 09:14 train from King’s Cross arrives at Cambridge at 10:02.
Free car parking will be available at the College’s Garden Hostel (in West Road, 5 minutes’ walk from the main College).
The cost is £85.00, which includes refreshments on arrival, a buffet lunch with wine, and a cream tea.
Please book via the Members’ Area of the website.