William Ewart Gladstone in Westminster Abbey - 1885

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 122-3:

The following year (1885) I was gratified at finding a place in the Birmingham Festival. For this meeting I set Mr. Gladstone's Latin translation of Toplady's hymn, "Rock of Ages". Afterwards we performed it at the Abbey, Mr. Gladstone himself being present. He wrote me a very kind and appreciative letter, and was good enough to allow me to dedicate my work to him, saying he "cordially wished it success."
cite as

Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 122-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432827390769 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

William Ewart Gladstone
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1809-1898

Listening to

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Rock of Ages
written by William Ewart Gladstone, Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 16:36:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:29:16 +0000