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Pamphlet for an 1819 music concert

The School’s reputation for music allowed it to raise substantial amounts of money.

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The school raised funds through fundraising ventures like concerts and selling students craft work. The school chapel was itself a fundraising initiative. The School realised that the students' reputation for music and singing meant the concerts and Sunday services were extremely popular. The school was keen to capitalise on this popularity and so began raising money to construct a chapel.

The laying of the foundation stone was a major event with 3000 tickets issued and a procession that started at the Town Hall. Trumpeters on horseback led the procession through Liverpool until they arrived at the chapel site where the foundation stone was laid and a crowd of 10,000 people sung hymns.

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