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Sacred musical service (lantern service, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 5 January 1896)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Sacred musical service
5 January 1896
single event
Slide sets shown at this event

Billy's rose (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Ora pro nobis (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

The road to Heaven (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

The star of Bethlehem (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

Liverpool Mercury (8 January 1896), p. 6

“Special Service at Toxteth Workhouse. With permission of the Guardians, a special sacred musical service was given on Sunday evening, in the large dining hall of the Toxteth Workhouse, to the aged inmates, by the members of the Liverpool Central P.S.E. choir, conducted by Mr. Peter J. Lawrence. [...] Miss Cissy Smith gave two recitals, 'Billy's Rose' and 'The Road to Heaven,' Miss Edith Dawes sang solos, 'Ora Pro Nobis,' and 'The Star of Bethlehem.' The choir rendered several anthems and hymns, the inmates joining heartily in the singing. The interest in the service was greatly enhanced through the recitals, solos, and hymns being illustrated with the oxy-hydrogen limelight lantern. [...]”

Lucerna ID 7006247

Record created by Lydia Jakobs and Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 May 2017

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