Unknown Former Chorister, Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury - early 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 13-14:

" I knew Sir George Elvey well ; I remember him as a boy at Canterbury. We used to sing in the choir together. George was a nice lad, not fond of noise and bluster as some boys are, but very quiet and gentle in his manner. "He was always fond of music, and glad to get home to his practice. He had a beautiful voice, sang all the solos, and took the chief part in the services. Ah ! and he could shake, you know when the music said 'shake,' he could do it-- we could not. It's many years ago now, and things have faded into a kind of dream, but I can distinctly remember his …   more >>

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 13-14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432887646389 accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Canterbury


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Religious performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 09:20:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:50:52 +0100