King George III et al. in London - 1779

from Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 16, 1779?, page 95:

A concert was the first entertainment given at the Palace. The St. James's band was added to the King's private band, and the singers for the choruses were chosen from the Windsor choristers. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, the Messrs. Abrams, Signor Tasca, and Madame Mara were also engaged, and the Queen begged the latter to direct the arrangement of the platform for the orchestra. This was made the entire width of the room, with steps the whole length of it, and seats at the two ends for the singers when unemployed, the instrumental performers remaining of course in the orchestra, except between the …   more >>
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Charlotte Papendiek, Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 16, 1779?. In Mrs Vernon Delves Broughton (ed.), Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte: Being the Journals of Mrs. Papendiek, Assistant Keeper of the Wardrobe and Reader, to Her Majesty, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 95. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: London


King George III
Queen Charlotte
Charlotte Papendiek
court servant

Listening to

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The Prince, unable to conceal his pain performed by Madame Mara

Experience Information

Date/Time 1779
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others


The concert took place in the context of the King's recovery from illness - hence the concern that he might be over-excited by the music.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:25:51 +0000