Ann Hamilton et al. in St Paul's Cathedral, London - 10 June, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 10 June 1819, page 327:

Went with the Dunmores and Lady Ann Hamilton to St. Paul’s: a most interesting spectacle; near 12,000 children assembled in that grand church. Nothing could be more striking than their all, at the same moment, rising and veiling their faces with their aprons at the first sound of the organ and at the Benediction. We were in the Lord Mayor’s seat, as were also Lord and Lady Darnley, &c.; but afterwards we went to the organ-loft, from which the coup d’oeil was most beautiful. Lady Dunmore was in tears during the Coronation Anthem.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 10 June 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 327. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: St Paul's Cathedral, London


Ann Hamilton
Fifth Earl of Dunmore
Member of Parliament, Scottish peer
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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Coronation Anthem performed by choir of St Paul's Cathedral
organ music performed by the organist of St Paul's Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 June, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:42:18 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:05:32 +0100