Westminster Cathedral holds a unique place in British Catholic history. It became the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales upon its consecration in 1910. Its historical association with the resurgence of Catholicism and its role as a center of faith and worship make it an appealing destination for student musicians seeking to engage with the cultural and spiritual heritage of the United Kingdom.
Westminster Cathedral's design is heavily influenced by the Byzantine architectural style. This is somewhat unusual in England, where Gothic architecture typically dominates religious buildings. Though unfinished, the interior of the cathedral is adorned with stunning mosaics that depict scenes from the Bible and the lives of saints.
The cathedral also has as strong choral tradition, especially well-known for performances of Gregorian chants and Renaissance-era polyphony. Westminster Cathedral has excellent acoustics that produce a distinct sound, partly because, unlike most other cathedrals in England, the choir is hidden behind the high altar.
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