Audience at Queen Victoria's Jubilee in Westminster Abbey - 21 June, 1887

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 134-5:

June 2 ist, 1887, was a gloriously beautiful day, and as such is surely still enshrined in the memories of thousands glorious from its associations, beautiful because a perfect day of an English summer. For us at the Abbey all went well, the glorious interior looking magnificent as the distinguished gathering thronged the tiers of improvised galleries, and, assembled from every corner of the earth, our race proclaimed its great day of festival and exultation. A day or two after the event I was invited to the garden party at Buckingham Palace, when, as Her Majesty passed with her suite …   more >>

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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. 134-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432830272373 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Listening to

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Choral and instrumental music
written by Various, Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 June, 1887
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

It may be of interest to state that three generations of my family took part in the music: My father sang tenor in the choir, my son joined the trebles, and I played the organ and conducted. (Bridge's footnote)


Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 17:24:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:52:15 +0000