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“Don't miss the weekly organ recitals on Wednesday lunch hour”

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ranked #16 of 97 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: A beautiful stone church built in 1847.
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Every Wednesday, from 1:15 to 1:45 the organist at the Cathedral performs a half hour organ recital. This happens all year long. Barring a death in the family, this weekly recital is the probably one of the most reliable sublime half hours one can fit into their week. The organ recital is free, although donations for the organ fund are appreciated.

Each week the Cathedral Organist David Drinkell presents a fresh progam for the weekly Organ Concert, complete with program notes. The experience is a rarity of the modern western world. A highly trained and focused professional musician (David Drinkell) retained by the owners (i.e. the Anglican Church) of a splendid building (i.e. the Anglican Cathedral in St. John's, Newfoundland) to hone and sustain his skills through the presentation of a public recital of great works for the pipe organ each and every Wednesday with everyone welcome. This is a privilege and pleasure not to be missed by residents and visitors to St. John's, Newfoundland.

This is an analog experience par excellence - great repertoire played on a real life pipe organ in a multidimensional space by a dedicated player.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Old history in this Sea side Chuch it so large for the small town St. John's must have been when this was built. The religious values are very plain to enjoy in this area.

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Tours available in the summer. You need to see to admire the architecture and style of a chuch that survived over 100 yrs.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Great architecture, designed by a famous British architect. Take the guided tour if you can, it can be very informative. In the summer they have tea in the crypt (the basement) Do the tea, lots of sweets made by the church ladies.

Thank wadfor
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

The beautiful old church, so much histoy, they have an afternoon English tea in the summer, it is really nice. Did you know that there are 5000 bodies in the cemetary outside in the grounds

Thank Ann Harding
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