Mrs Shaw Herself
Wednesday 23 May 2018 7.00pm
For over 1,000 years, the site of Suffolk ’s cathedral has been one of worship and pilgrimage. The death of Edmund, King of the East Angles, at the hands of the Danes in 869 led to the building of an abbey to house his remains. St James’s Church was built within the precincts of the abbey, becoming a cathedral in 1914.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral is a popular venue for concerts and a major venue for the annual Bury St Edmunds Festival. It regularly hosts international performers, and boasts two superb musical instruments. The cathedral organ is a large four manual instrument built in 2010 by Harrison and Harrison and the grand piano is a Steinway model D (2007).
The concert capacity of the cathedral is currently 726, and television monitors can be fitted for the benefit of areas with less good sight lines. The cathedral can also offer modern and spacious changing facilities, interval drinks and private receptions for sponsors of VIPs.
Bury St Edmunds