Lowell Mason in Cherry Street Chapel, Birmingham - early September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 201-2:

In the evening, at half past six o’clock, we attended a religious service in the “Cherry street Chapel” (Wesleyan), where a sermon was preached and a collection taken in aid of Sunday schools. The singing was mostly by a chorus of about two hundred children, who sang in two parts, girls singing first, boys second. They sang in tolerably good time and tune, but in no better taste than we have heard some of the children's choruses in America. There was a kind of nasal, or feline quality of tone, which was anything but pleasant. [...] The singing, by children, of music unfit …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 201-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448921338450 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Cherry Street Chapel, Birmingham


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Hallelujah Chorus
written by George Frideric Handel
unknown glee
written by Callcott

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:08:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:53:30 +0000