Tomorrow night I will direct a choir as they sing in the cellarium of Fountain’s Abbey. Fountain’s Abbey is just outside of Ripon and is a fascinating and beautiful place; it is Britain’s largest monastic ruin and was founded in 1132 by 13 Benedictine monks who sought a simpler life – I’m beginning to like them already! You can read more about the event and Fountain’s Abbey itself here.
Amazingly the roof of the cellarium, the bit of the Abbey where we will perform, has remained intact. When it was a monastery, the lay brothers would eat, sleep and socialise in the cellarium. And so, it seems a highly appropriate venue for the social act of music making.
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