Thomas Cooper et al. in The John Street Institution, Tottenham Court Road, London - 1848

from The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself, page 315:

During the stirring year of 1848, I kept on at my lecturing work, on Sunday evenings, at the John Street Institution.  I had large audiences, to listen to history and foreign and home politics, mingled with moral instruction.  One great charm of these evenings, for myself, was the music.  There was a good organ, and I strove to direct the taste of the choir to Handel and Mozart and Haydn and Beethoven; and the result was that we soon had some thorough good chorus-singing.

cite as

Thomas Cooper, The Life of Thomas Cooper, Written by Himself (London, 1873), p. 315. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1660565975629 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: The John Street Institution, Tottenham Court Road, London

Listeners

Thomas Cooper
Author, itinerant preacher, journalist, lecturer […]
1805-1892

Listening to

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unspecified choruses
written by Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The John Street Institution, founded by Robert Owen in 1840, was an important centre for socialist and radical thought in the mid-19th century.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:19:35 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 12:18:04 +0100