September 23, 2021 – The Fortnighly Presents: Ely Cathedral, Ship of the Fens with Alastair Stout

Alastair Stout will give a short slide-show on Ely Cathedral where he was a chorister from 1985-1989. Ely Cathedral, nicknamed the ‘Ship of the Fens’ due to its imposing presence over the surrounding marshland, was founded in the 11th century in honor of St. Etheldreda. Alastair will give an overview of the building (one of the largest cathedrals in the U.K) its history and traditions, and will talk about his musical journey at the cathedral and how it shaped his life.