Elgar Society presents 'One of the old school, solid, and good, and a gentleman' by Dr Jim Berrow
At Worcester Cathedral, between 1814 and 1950, there were only four incumbent organists and William Done served for 51 years. His pupil and successor, Hugh Blair, uncharacteristically survived for only two years.
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Done (1815-95) lived through a period of great change in the social, liturgical, and musical conduct of the English cathedrals and had his fair share of difficulties with the Three Choirs Festivals, in particular an upset with Jenny Lind. The Elgar family regularly played for him and he provided generous access to the cathedral music library for the young Edward Elgar. This talk draws on many sources to paint a picture of the cathedral close in the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Please note under 5's are free entry
|7 December 2019||14:30 - 16:30||Available|