Lord Sandwich et al. in Westminster Abbey - May, 1791

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 150-151:

In May, 1791, I set off by the Leicester coach to London to be present at the grand music meeting in Westminster Abbey.... The morning after my arrival in town I called upon the Valentines, who were lodging at Cahusac’s music-shop, opposite to the church in the Strand, where I hired a violin. On entering the abbey the magnitude of the orchestra filled me with surprise; it rose nearly to the top of the west window, and above the arches of the main aisle. There was on each side a tier of projecting galleries, in one of which I was placed. Above us were the trumpeters, who had appended to their…   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 150-151. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397206077700 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

William of Orange
Monarch
1650's-1702
Haydn
Composer
1732-1809

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:47:57 +0100