Sepia drawing of the head of the composer surrounded by flowers


Apr 19 2023

Eliza Flower Birthday Celebration 2023

19th April 2023

Eliza Flower

Composer, Singer and Pianist
BORN 19th April 1803, Harlow, Essex

Sepia drawing of the head of the composer surrounded by flowers

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You will find:
A video of our recent Zoom Concert “Flowers of Spring – Politics, Power and Poverty”
Podcast  “Eliza Flower” a discussion of her music and life with Oskar Cox Jensen
Song of the Month “April – Tears and Smiles” 

Eliza Flower (1803 – 1846) was a composer, singer and pianist whose main body of work was created for the  South Place Unitarian Chapel, London. She held very progressive views on women’s rights and education and profoundly influenced the preacher there – Rev. William Johnson Fox – along with many other intellectuals of her day including poet Robert Browning,  writers Harriet Martineau and William and Mary Howitt, Thomas Southwood Smith (physician), philosophers Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill, musician and publisher Vincent Novello, artists William James Linton and Margaret Gillies, and academic Thomas Wade. The poet Catherine Bromley described her as:-

… a bewildering, fascinating, elusive being, the presiding genius in all the the social and musical activities of the chapel.

To find out more about her life and work please go to her page on the Minerva Scientifica Website

The image of Eliza Flower is by kind permission of Dr Jim WalshChief Executive Officer, Conway Hall, London

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