in Windsor - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 95-96:

While the Metropolitan Church and Abbey were in a cold and languishing state about the middle of the century, St. George's Chapel possessed the finest and best-trained choir in England. On Sunday afternoons people flocked from all parts to hear as good a rendering of modern Church music as can now be heard in St. Paul's Cathedral, the organ being frequently supplemented by instrumentalists from the Queen's and Guards' bands.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 95-96. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Windsor

Listening to

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Church Music
written by Various, George Frideric Handel, Bach
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:47:10 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:49:21 +0100