Benjamin Waddington et al. in Hereford Cathedral - 1805

from Reminiscences written by Baroness de Bunsen (nee Frances Waddington) in September 1874, pages 327-328:

[A]n event very material to myself had taken place [c. 1805], in my being taken by my Parents to the triennial musical festival at Hereford: the first occasion of my becoming acquainted with any performance of music beyond a single song, or a wandering band or barrel-organ: which explains perhaps the tender feeling I retain towards the latter - out of gratitude for the rare pleasure they gave me, when at Clifton they were accidentally called upon to stop before the windows: I never could comprehend the customary fury expressed against them, as 'disturbers of the peace of the neighbourhood' - …   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, Reminiscences written by Baroness de Bunsen (nee Frances Waddington) in September 1874. In Maxwell Fraser (ed.), National Library of Wales Journal, volume 11/4 (1960), p. 327-328. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1373899870 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Hereford Cathedral

Listeners

Benjamin Waddington
country gentleman, magistrate
-1828
Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Elizabeth Billington, James Bartleman, Samuel Harrison
The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Elizabeth Billington, James Bartleman, Samuel Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:55:43 +0000