Concert audience in St Peter's, Stepney - the 1860's

from My Musical Life, pages 118-9:

Since my ordination I have, with great reluctance, and under considerable pressure from old friends, broken through my rule of never playing in public. Once at St. Peter's, Stepney, where I was curate for a short time I played at a concert, got up for the edification of the parish, in the school-room. The people, I think, were too much surprised thoroughly to enjoy me in so completely novel and unexpected a character.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 118-9. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: St Peter's, Stepney


Listening to

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unspecified performed by Hugh Reginald Haweis

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:35:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:26:22 +0100