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.

cite as

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: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Rochdale, Lancashire

Listeners

Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer
1824-1913

Listening to

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'Coral Strand'
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

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 July, 1894
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Notes

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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:36:12 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:07:46 +0100