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Re: Surrey Chapel/Rhubarb
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13am
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I had always thought from the pictures and descriptions of Surrey Chapel that there was no separate choir and the congregation joined in all the musical items in services

https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/quick-search?q=Surrey%20Chapel&WINID=1492855238373

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol6/pp368-383

And as there were often ~2000 in the congregation it would be difficult to get a list of choir members.

However adverts for Novello's Surrey Chapel Music in the Musical Times (admittedly a bit later in 1846) says it includes "pieces ... for the use of the Surrey Chapel choir"

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=wAoVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA234&lpg=PA234&dq=Surrey+Chapel+singing&source=bl&ots=TIDlsFEsoJ&sig=Q9t9ysn1bTYrHa6j_0ZQyy9-sNQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivkM3H4rfTAhUJJVAKHVbFAPw4ChDoAQgtMAM#v=onepage&q=Surrey%20Chapel%20singing&f=false

So, perhaps I am wrong.

  • Surrey Chapel/Rhubarb
    Anne Willis, Fri Apr 21 10:41am
    Thanks for the replies on these, and the fascinating web link. Does anyone know of any names of those who sang in the Surrey Chapel choir? I seem to remember reading that the father of the organ... more
    • Re: Surrey Chapel/Rhubarb
      Anonymous, Sat Apr 22 11:13am
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