Vice-Chancellor at Oxford in Oxford - 1840

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 55:

In June the exercise was performed in the Music Room at Oxford. Long before the arrival of the Vice- Chancellor the room was crowded to excess, and numbers were obliged to return without being able even to get near the door. Dr. Stephen Elvey, his brother, conducted in the magnificent crimson and white robes presented to him by his pupils when he took his doctor's degree. The principal vocal parts were sung by members of the St. George's choir, and the chorus was given in splendid style by the choristers of New College, the lay-clerks of the Cathedral, and members of the Sacred Harmonic …   more >>

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 55. accessed: 3 October, 2023

location of experience: Oxford


Listening to

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The Ways of Zion do Mourn
written by George J. Elvey
performed by London Sacred Harmonic Society, The Choristers of New College, The Lay-clerks of the Cathedral, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 13:29:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:22:25 +0100