Duke of Cambridge et al. in London - March, 1847

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 12 Mar. 1847, page 96:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were so good-natured as to ask us to dinner on Wednesday, and take us on to one of the Ancient Concerts. I told the Duke I should write to you about my having been for the first time at an Ancient Concert, by his kindness, and he said, ‘Yes, she used to go to the Ancient Concerts—she knows I am an old Handelian.’… I am sure I wondered at his spirits and lungs—talking all dinner-time and even more than usual across the table to the Duke of Wellington and Lady Mansfield; and then, throughout the concert, singing after everything, vocal or instrumental.
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 12 Mar. 1847. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 96. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383321807004 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

Duke of Cambridge
Prince, Officer (armed forces)
1774-1850
Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Ancient Concert

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:02:22 +0000