John Marsh in Salisbury Cathedral - 29 September, 1768

from journal entry, pages 58-9:

The annual Music Meeting, or Festival of St. Cecilia at Salisbury being generally about this time of year... Mr Damon... I sho'd go with him on the 29th of Sept. to the Messiah at Salisbury... accordingly on the 29th went with Mr D. in his chaise early in the morning... & was highly gratified with the performance, which was in the Cathedral, of which I hardly lost a note. At the end however of the 2d. part, many of the audience walking into the body of the church & into the church yard for a little air (it being a very fine morning) Mr D. & I also went there, where meeting Mr Stanley (Member …   more >>
cite as

John Marsh, journal entry. In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), journal entry, volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 58-9. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Salisbury Cathedral


John Marsh
Gentleman, Writer, Music criticism, Composer […]

Listening to

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The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Thomas Norris, Giuseppi Giustinelli, William Benson Earle, Mr McArthur, Dr John Stevens, Robert Parry, Mr Matthews

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 September, 1768
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


Spelling of performer names cross-checked with The New Grove (2/2001)

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:47:14 +0000