Moses Heap et al. in Rochdale, Lancashire - 21 July, 1894
from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 60:
The United Choirs met again at Rochdale, July 21, 1894. We gathered together on the front of the hospital, and sang several tunes for an old scholar, who was an inside patient, then we made a collection for the hospital which realised £10. When we got to the chapel we went through the programme in grand style, which was composed of 6 choruses and 6 tunes. My tune "Coral Strand" being one of them. 24 choirs and friends were represented at this gathering.
Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657884971927 accessed: 24 March, 2023
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written by Moses Heap
|performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society|
|unspecified (hymn?) tunes||performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society|
|six choruses||performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society|
|Date/Time||21 July, 1894|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public|
An annual ‘friendly gathering’ of church choirs of the particular Baptist society had begun in August 1891, when choirs from Manchester and Goodshawfold met together to walk in the countryside and sing (see Listening Experience 1657883272536) The gathering grew rapidly in subsequent years until choirs from a very wide Lancashire area were involved.