Omai et al. in Leicester - September, 1774

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 4-5:

In September, 1774, a grand music meeting took place at Leicester, under the auspices of Mr. Cradock, of Gumley, for the benefit of the Leicester Infirmary. This was the largest assemblage of musicians that had ever taken place in the country. The band was led by the celebrated Giardini, and the choruses were supported by Mr. Commissioner Bates, at the organ. I was then but four years and a half old, and well recollect being taken into the orchestra by my father. On seeing Lord Sandwich beat the kettle-drums, I took my station as near to him as I could. The grandeur of the sound, added to the …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 4-5. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396430000584 accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

Omai
1753-1780
William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:13:20 +0100