St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
Advent is traditionally the season when we reflect on humanity’s relationship with God through the lives of the Old and New Testament
Fathers and Mothers of the faith. It is also a season which calls us to slow down and contemplate the things of eternity. One of the ways we
can slow down our busy lives and minds is by taking the time to listen attentively to music.
Saturdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 December 2018
11.00am - 12.30pm
£65, bursaries available
This Advent we will explore in music and words the human lives which tell the story of salvation from its very beginning in the Garden of
Eden to Mary’s song of joy as she receives the world-changing news of the coming of the Messiah. Through the Biblical accounts and the
music which has been inspired by them, we will focus on Adam and Eve, Abraham and Isaac, the great Prophets including Isaiah, Ezekiel and
John the Baptist, and Mary the Mother of God.
The four week course will include music from the Renaissance to the 21st century, by composers including Bach, Haydn, Elgar, Arvo Pärt and
Andrew Carwood is the Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Founder-Conductor of The Cardinall’s Musick, an
internationally-regarded singer and winner of the 2010 Gramaphone Awards Recording of the Year for his recording of William Byrd’s music.