Congregation in Westminster Abbey et al. in Westminster Abbey - 22 June, 1918

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 245:

The occasion was made truly representative, the great heart of the Welsh nation responding to the cry of its sons in distress. A vast congregation attended, while there was a fine choir of mixed voices drawn from the various Welsh churches and chapels in the Metropolis and district, augmented by a contingent of singers from the Welsh Guards that magnificent body of men that, young in war, is already old in fame. The service was mainly in Welsh, and proved a revelation in congregational singing. The varied selection of hymns sung in the Nave included "Aberystwyth," "Llanfair," "Dwyfor," …   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. 245. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433066284623 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

David Lloyd George
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1863-1945

Listening to

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The Paean of Wales
written by Bishop Boyd Carpenter, Frederick Bridge
performed by Choir, Frederick Bridge, The Band of the Welsh Guards
Welsh Hymns
written by Various
performed by Ben Davies, Choir, Frederick Bridge, The Band of the Welsh Guards

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 June, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Service in honour of Welsh prisoners of war.


Originally submitted by sp327 on Sun, 31 May 2015 10:58:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:48:22 +0000