Robert Kilvert in The Crystal Palace - 26 June, 1874

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 26 June 1874, page 250:

At ten o’clock I went to Victoria to get a train for the Crystal Palace and the Handel Festival. I found a special train going, but it was so late in starting that we did not reach the Palace till 11.30 when the doors had been open and all the best seats filled for half an hour. I was a long way from the Orchestra and on one side yet I heard all the 28 Choruses admirably. Some of the solos were almost inaudible and all sounded like faint voices coming out of a vast empty distance. Yet the duet ‘The Lord is my Strength’ between the two sopranos Madame Otto Alvsleben and Madame Lemmens …   more >>
cite as

Robert Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 26 June 1874. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 250. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395429688680 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: The Crystal Palace

Listeners

Robert Kilvert
clergyman
1840-1879

Listening to

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Israel in Egypt
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Charles Santley, Madame Lemmens Sherrington, Madame Otto Alvsleben, Signor Foli

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 June, 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:21:28 +0000