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also under the sanction of the Committee of
Council, for totally different objects;—instruction
in Model Drawing, Writing, Arithmetic,
and Chemistry. The receipts from the singing
classes, during 1841, 1842, and 1843, realised
a net surplus above expenditure, of £1122;
but nearly the whole of this sum was
employed in meeting the losses on the other
classes, in every one of which there was a
deficit. From the very heavy rent, too,
demanded for Exeter Hall, it was thought
advisable to quit that place, and transfer the
singing classes to the Apollonicon Rooms in
St. Martin's Lane, till the plan then formed,
for the erection of a building at once less
expensive and better fitted for the accommodation
of the classes than Exeter Hall, could be
carried into effect.

This plan has been accomplished by the
erection of the edifice in Long Acre, called St.
Martin's Hall. The funds for this purpose
were raised by the persevering exertions of
Mr. Hullah, aided by liberal advances made
by private individuals, subscriptions, and
contributions of the pupils, in testimony of their
sense of the advantage they derived from the
schools, and the profits of a series of great
Choral Concerts given, for several seasons, in
Exeter Hall. The first stone of the building
was laid by the Earl of Carlisle on the 26th of
June, 1847; and the first public meeting in
the Great Hall was held on the 11th of
February last. The edifice, though rendered
fit for present use, is not yet fully completed,
in consequence of a portion of the ground
forming its site being still under an unexpired
lease. When finished, the great concert-hall
will be 120 feet long, 55 wide, and 40 high;
and will afford accommodation for three
thousand persons. There are also a lecture-room
which can hold five hundred persons,
three spacious class-rooms, and a large room
intended as a library of music and musical

At St. Martin's Hall there are now about
1400 persons in various stages of instruction;
about 450 in the first upper school, about 250
in the second, and the remainder in the
elementary classes. The pupils belong to
every class and calling; the highest ranks of
the aristocracy, the members of almost every
trade and profession, the industrious mechanic
and workman; and they all mingle in one
common pursuit, without regard to station or
degree, and with the utmost harmony of
feeling. There is a due admixture of the
softer sex; and the meetings of the classes are
characterised by such uniform propriety and
decorum, that the most scrupulous parents
allow their children, without hesitation, to
attend them.

There are several other places in the
Metropolis where Mr. Hullah's system of
teaching is in operation. He has been
appointed Professor of Vocal Music in King's
College, in which seminary music forms a
regular part of the Theological Course; a
knowledge of this art being regarded as so
conducive to the usefulness of a clergyman,
that its acquirement, to a certain extent, is
rendered imperative on the students of divinity.
At the Charterhouse, a succession of singing-
classes has been maintained for these five or
six years.

The National Society for the Education of
the Poor has four Normal Schools, in all of
which the musical instruction is under Mr.
Hullah's direction. These are:—1st, St.Mark's
College, Chelsea; in which there are always
sixty students, who remain there three years.
All learn to sing, and the majority to write in
four-part harmony, before they leave. They
have a daily choral service, in which they sing
(without accompaniment) the services of
Tallis, Gibbons, and other (chiefly old) English
masters, and the motets and hymns of
the old Italian and Flemish schools. They
are at this time getting up, in their leisure
hours, The Messiah, with not only the vocal
but the instrumental parts. Attached to the
College is a boys' school, where the boys
(upwards of 200) are taught to sing by the
students. The boys of the first class are all
able to sing the treble parts of The Messiah.
2nd, Battersea College, in which there are
about 80 students, who remain about a year.
3rd, Westminster Training Institution, in
which there are about 45 masters and 60
mistresses, who remain about six months.
There are also, in the school attached, about
200 boys and 150 girls taught to sing. The
whole body forms at once the choir and greater
part of the congregation at Christ Church,
Westminster. The children at this school are
of the humblest class. 4th, Whitelands;
where there are about 75 young women training
for schoolmistresses. They remain about
three years, and attain some knowledge of

Besides the above, under Mr. Hullah's
personal direction, there are various other training
institutions in London, in which his plans
have been adopted, and are carried out by
pupils of his own. The most important of
these are, the Borough Road Schools and the
Home and Colonial Infant School Society.

There are Normal Schools at York, Exeter,
Oxford, Chester, Warrington, Durham, and
other provincial towns, in all of which music
is taught systematically, according to the
methods which the masters have acquired in
the Normal Schools of the metropolis. In
Ireland, the National Board of Education
some years ago formally adopted Mr. Hullah's
books, and have introduced his methods into
a variety of seminaries. In Scotland less
seems to have been done. But the authorities
of the Free Church sent a young teacher to
study under Mr. Hullah, who returned to
Edinburgh about a year ago, and, we learn, is
giving instructions with success. Mr. Hullah's
' Manual ' has been translated into Welsh, and
introduced into some schools in the Principality.
Many copies of his books have been