Frances Anne Kemble et al. in London - mid 19th Century

from Letter from Frances Kemble, page 248:

Yesterday evening I had a great pleasure. I went to Exeter Hall with my friend Miss Thackeray, to hear Mendelssohn's Oratorio of St. Paul; all the fine music was given very finely, and that of Paul himself was admirably sung by my nephew-in-law, Charles Santley, who has a noble voice and is a first-rate artist. At the same time that I have extreme pleasure in hearing these beautiful sacred compositions, I never can become reconciled to listening to the most solemn thoughts and holy words and awful incidents of the New Testament history set to music and sung. Thus our Saviour's call to Saul, …   more >>
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Frances Anne Kemble, Letter from Frances Kemble. In Further Records 1848-1883: A Series of Letters (London, 1891), p. 248. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Frances Anne Kemble
Actor, Writer

Listening to

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St Paul
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Charles Santley

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:42:08 +0000