William Gardiner in Chester - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 790:

The Rev. Mr. Cleaver, precentor of St. Asaph, wished to consult me upon erecting a new organ in that cathedral. On my way thither, I passed through Chester, and had a few moments to spare for viewing the venerable minster. The service was performing, and I was much pleased by the reception I had from Mr. —, the organist, who was the conductor. My stay was too short to judge of the singing, but from the low stipends of the choir-men, I fear their ability in singing at sight has not much improved since the time of Handel. How different the conduct of the precentor of St. Asaph, who, out…   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 790. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435609824554 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Chester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Anglican service

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:30:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:50:43 +0100