Talk:Coventry Cathedral

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Image[edit]

From Wikipedia:Requested images:

The sculpture St Michael and the Devil on Coventry Cathedral by Jacob Epstein is requested.
We already have it: Image:Coventry Cathedral St Michaels Victory.jpg - it's linked in the "other images" section of the article -- sannse (talk) 12:29, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sister Cathedral[edit]

The article refers to the Kaiser Wilhelm Cathedral in Berlin, where a situation similar to St. Michael's exists. However, the official sister cathedral of St. Michaels is the Kreuz Kirche (Church of the Cross) in Dresden. This is because Churchill ordered the fire-bombing of Dresden as a retailiation for the Luftwaffe fire-bombing of Coventry. The relationship was formed after the new cathedral was built as an act of reconciliation. I have no references to back this up, other than what I remember from a tour of the Kreuz Kirche that I took in 1993 and a tour of St. Michaels that I took in 1995, but I would recommmend that the watchers of this article research and document these things, as the relationship between St. Michael's and the Kreuz Kirche in Dresden is an important aspect of both cathedrals. Weyandt 13:17, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

The relationship exists also with Frauenkirche, Dresden. By the way, Kirke may be Danish or something, but the German word is Kirche.90.129.197.173 (talk) 10:31, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
I know it's been a while, but people will read your claim and give it credence. The mass boming of Dresden came 4 1/2 years after the bombing of Coventry. After many other cities in Britain had been bombed, along with many in Germany. How you causally connect the bombing of Coventry in 1940 directly with that of Dresden in 1945 is unknown, I've certainly never seen the claim elsewhere and it lacks credibility. The only link that you see is the twinning of Coventry with Dresden after WWII. Coventry tinned with other cities including Stalingrad/Volgograd and there the reasoning was similar. These were cities that had a common experience of destruction during WWII and now found themselves on opposire sides in a new "cold war". It was a deliberate policy by the Labour council of promoting international peace and understanding. Coventry Cathedral also of course was involved in these exchanges, especially through its centres for peace and reconciliation. Ecadre (talk) 23:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Music[edit]

The four-manual organ in Coventry Cathedral was built by Harrison and Harrison.

David LePine, the first choirmaster of the new cathedral, made several innovations. He advocated tonic sol-fa in training the choristers, rehearsed them as often as possible in two parts unaccompanied to promote accurate tuning, and used boy altos instead of adult countertenors. The tone of the choir was unusually bright and full-throated for the period. Does anyone know whether the choir still has these features? Paul Emmons (talk) 05:57, 10 September 2008 (UTC) comment added by Paul Emmons (talkcontribs) 05:40, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Boy altos are not used. Both female altos and male countertenors are now used. And as far as I know tonic sol-fa is no longer used.--212.159.100.49 (talk) 21:04, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Pre-bombing photograph(s) needed[edit]

This article needs a photo or two of the original cathedral, before it was bombed. The 1880 drawing is interesting, but it would be awesome to see some photos. --208.65.188.23 (talk) 04:12, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Moved from main article page Keith D (talk) 19:49, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

i need help. what words were repeated on a notice in the ruins? please help —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.11.236.234 (talkcontribs) 18:29, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

We're sorry - Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a question answering service. Feel free to contribute to any article you believe you can improve. Have a great day! Aidan Biltner (talk) 11:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

You could try asking your question at the reference desk. Keith D (talk) 15:07, 21 June 2009 (UTC)