Mr. Armstrong in Kendal - 1887

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 303:

While at Kendal Sir George was induced to give a short organ recital, to the immense pleasure of a large congregation assembled in the fine old parish church. This is claimed to be the largest in England, having five aisles. Recitals in churches were a thing he would rarely give, as he held very strongly that organs were put there to assist men to worship God, and not for the glorification of the organist. After his death, Mr. Armstrong, the organist of Kendal, referring to this visit, wrote as follows to Lady Elvey. "The loss of Sir George is deeply felt everywhere. We in Kendal always looked…   more >>
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Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 303. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Kendal


Mr. Armstrong

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Organ repertoire performed by George J. Elvey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1887
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:29:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:28:54 +0100