Lowell Mason in St Thomas' Church, Leipzig - late February, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 52:

There is, in connection with this church [St Thomas' Church, Leipzig], a school where boys are fitted for the University. This school is large, and employs about fifteen teachers. Provision is made for the gratuitous education, and I believe support, of sixty pupils; and these charity pupils are the musical boys whence the choir is sustained. They are regularly taught music, and are required to sing on the Sabbath, on Saturday at o’clock, and at funerals. On Saturday regularly at the hour mentioned, there is a short service, and the choir commence it by singing one or two motettes, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448280884746 accessed: 2 October, 2022

location of experience: St Thomas' Church, Leipzig

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown choral music
written by W. Herx

Experience Information

Date/Time late February, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:14:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:10:54 +0000