Sunday, July 10, 2022

Peacefulness In A Chapel

 Picking up where I left off yesterday in the Rideau Chapel, here we have some of the other statues. The Virgin is flanked by statues of Peter and Paul on the south side of the space.

The Chapel, with its Tudor vaulted ceilings, is a work of art in and of itself.

The placement of the speakers, with each voice of the choir coming from just the one, winds up creating the effect of a sound sculpture in this space. You don't see it, but you feel it within the space- the voices singing together creating something that you can not just hear but feel. It's hard to explain, but once you've been in it, you understand. The overall result is a very peaceful feeling, an achingly beautiful addition to what's already a beautiful space. No recording allowed, but take a look at this video for a taste of the music, and the artist speaking about it.


  1. It looks a beautiful place and you summed it up with the title of this post.

  2. ...chapels should be places of peace.

  3. Tiene un espelendoroso recho. Es preciosa la capilla.

  4. It is a beautiful chapel, I love the ceiling. Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week ahead.

  5. Sounds like the acoustics would be great for a concert.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @fun60: it was appropriate.

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Iris: quite so.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Eileen: the ceiling alone was cause to preserve it.

    @David: it would be ideal.

  7. Beautiful!
    Have a blessed day!

  8. The interiors of the chapel are beautiful!

  9. That chapel ceiling is stunning.

  10. This is such a gorgeous chapel. I love the fan-vault ceiling.

  11. @Lea: thank you.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Marie : I agree.

    @Sharon: very much so.

    @anonymous: me too.

  12. Those fan vaults on the chapel ceiling are just stunning -- along with the ambient light from the windows. This is really a special spot.

  13. Wow I think you surpassed me this week with that Chapel, its beautiful

  14. Both the chapel and the music are very special.

  15. @Jeanie: it is.

    @Billy: very much so.

    @anvilcloud: I think so.

    @Jennifer: that it is.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

  16. The ceiling is a rather busy design

  17. gorgeous ceiling. what uniqueness. so fuN!! happy rest of your weekend. it will be a blast of a week. take care. ( ;

  18. The ceiling is spectacular.