Walter Freer in Glasgow - between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, pages 78-79:

The greatest thing that happened to bring music to the masses was the introduction of the tonic sol-fa. It was first brought into the lives of Glasgow working folk by Mr. W. M. Miller. He was a working man himself. The strange thing is that he couldn’t sing. But he was a great teacher. .... Mr. Corbett... bought Perry’s Theatre in Green-dyke Street, and founded a Social Reform Society. One of the great events was Miller’s Choir night. We paid 1s. to join, and had thirteen nights of singing. It wasn’t a choir in the sense that choirs are known now. The great choirs for …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 78-79. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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community singing
tonic so-fa

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:43:09 +0100