in Leicester - 1785

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 16:

In the year 1785, some eminent musicians were visiting Mr. Hudson, of Wanlip, and my father thought this a favourable opportunity to have a day’s performance for the benefit of the Infirmary. With the assistance of Mr. Frudd, a celebrated dancing-master, who played an excellent violin, they hastily convened our Leicester forces, and, with the Londoners, a selection from the 'Messiah’ was performed in St. Martin’s church. Madame Mara, Signor Tasca, and Mr. Harrison were the principal vocalists. Among the instruments were, Mr. Mara, violoncello; Signor Gariboldi, double-bass; the Master …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 16. accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listening to

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The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. Parke, Signor Tasca, Master Ashleys, Mr. Mara, Madame Mara, Mr. Harrison, Signor Gariboldi

Experience Information

Date/Time 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0100