Tag: Choir

Tales of Christmas Past

Christmas celebrations often feature prominently in people’s recollections of their childhood. This is certainly shown in the memoirs of former choristers, held in St George’s Chapel Archives. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, these include diaries and letters written during ...

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We shall be in darkness

Bundles of letters to Thomas Batcheldor, Chapter Clerk of the College of St George from 1846 to 1866, are kept in the Chapel Archives. The collection of letters [SGC I.E.1-5] could be considered the equivalent of Batcheldor’s email inbox and ...

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Life of a chorister

In January 1901 James Douglas, former chorister in the St George’s Chapel choir, wrote an account for his daughter of the years he had spent at Windsor, from 1847. Over a century later, their descendants gifted a copy of this ...

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A difficult life

James Salmon was appointed a probationer lay clerk on 18 May 1780 [SGC VI.B.8]. He and his wife Sarah had four children who were baptised in the Chapel; William on 18 March 1787; Elizabeth-Mary on 27 January 1789; Ann on ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.