James Douglas in Manchester - the 1860's

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, pages 12-13:

I left Sale Moor [parish church choir] to join St Peter’s Choir Manchester. This was the best Choir in Manchester, all Professionals, female Sopranos & Altos & 4 tenors & Basses. The Organist Mr St John the Baptist Joule was a Magistrate & a man of means, giving his services gratuitously also himself paid the salaries of the Choir & gave £1000 towards the …   more >>

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James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 12-13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524233281391 accessed: 20 April, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Manchester


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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'I'm leaving thee in sorrow Annie'
written by George Barker
performed by James Douglas
Unspecified singing--tenor voice performed by Mr Wilson

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:08:02 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:18:33 +0100