Moses Heap in Rochdale, Lancashire - 20 July, 1901

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 64:

On July 20, 1901, our choir travelled by waggonette to Rochdale, for the festival. The tunes and choruses were sung in good style. My tune “Weymouth” was on the list, and was sung very well, so that, Mr. Lyles, a preacher and a musical man from Yorkshire, wished it to be sung again, saying that it was a very good and useful tune. (This was the last gathering our choir attended) In 1902 and 1903 they were too far away, the first was at Siddell, and the second at Hollingwood.

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. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657886780581 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Rochdale, Lancashire

Listeners

Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer
1824-1913

Listening to

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'Weymouth'
written by Moses Heap
performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society
(hymn or psalm?) tunes and choruses performed by Lancashire choirs of the particular baptist society

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 July, 1901
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, 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 13:06:21 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:18:32 +0100