Fifth Viscount Torrington et al. in Gloucester Cathedral - 26 July, 1787
from A Tour in South Wales, 1787, page 264:
[B]ut e’er we parted from Glos’ter, we wou’d attend the cathedral service, which Mr O[sborn]. (who had been here some days) said was executed with due decency: but we knew not of the grandeur of our company, for here were assembled the judges, the sheriff, with all the prime nobility of the town; so we thought ourselves lucky to get stalls.
A long service, and tedious sermon! The singing was good, and some of the boys voices seem’d excellent. … more >>
John Byng, A Tour in South Wales, 1787. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546529586406 accessed: 22 September, 2023
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|service at Gloucester Cathedral||performed by choir of Gloucester Cathedral|
|Date/Time||26 July, 1787|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.