Congregation at Westminster Abbey et al. in Westminster Abbey - 22 July, 1917

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 300-1:

Here it is meet to refer to the great Canadian festival held in the Abbey in 1917, in the midst of the War. On July 22nd of that year there was celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, and occasion was taken to include in the commemoration a solemn memorial in honour of the sons of the Dominion fallen in the War. Their Majesties The King and Queen attended, the high officers of State and numerous dignitaries at home and from our Colonial Empire were present, while the great building was thronged with a huge congregation, conspicuous being many of the stalwart men …   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. 300-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433167548802 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

King George V
Monarch
1865-1936
Princess Mary
Monarch
1867-1953

Listening to

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I was glad
written by Hubert Parry
performed by Canadian regimental band, Frederick Bridge, Choir of Westminster Abbey
O Canada
written by Calixa Lavallée, Adolphe-Basile Routhier
performed by Canadian regimental band, Frederick Bridge, Choir of Westminster Abbey
The Maple Leaf
written by Alexander Muir
performed by Canadian regimental band, Frederick Bridge, Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 July, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:05:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:11:50 +0000