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Port Adelaide Congregational Choir
Title : Port Adelaide Congregational Choir Port Adelaide Congregational Choir
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Creator : Gall, Ernest
Source : PRG 631/Box 104/1
Date of creation : 1893
Format : Photograph
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Opened in 1868, the impressive Port Adelaide Congregational Church was built to the designs of James MacGeorge and replaced an earlier building. For many years, the church was a busy, thriving congregation - with a number of groups, a large Sunday school and a dynamic minister, Joseph Coles Kirby, who was active in many social movements. From at least 1880 a church choir was in existence, and in 1905 the choir won the first prize at the Adelaide Exhibition Choral Concert Contest. The musical component of worship was very important to the church, and in 1883 400 pounds was spent on an organ built by Messrs Fincham and Hobday. Local cartoonist and hymn writer JH Chinner played the organ at its opening in June 1884. Such was the musical standard at Port Adelaide that in 1888 there were 18 nominations for the position of organist.
Related names :

Chinner, J.H. (John Henry), 1865-1933

Kirby, J.C. (Joseph Coles), 1837-1924

Macgeorge, James

Messrs. Fincham and Hobday (Firm)

Port Adelaide Congregational Church (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1893
Place : Port Adelaide, S. Aust.
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
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