John Evelyn in Sheldonian Theatre - 10 July, 1669

from Diary of John Evelyn, 10 July 1669, page 171:

Then began the Musick Act, Vocal, & Instrumental, above in the Balustred Corridore, opposite the Vice-Chancelors seate: Then Dr. Wallis the Mathematical Profesor made his Oration, and created one Doctor of Musique, according to the usual Ceremonies, of Gowne (which was white Damask) Cap: Ring, kisse &c: ... Thus was the Theater Dedicated by the Scholastic Exercises in all the faculties with inifinite solemnity, & the night (as the former) entertaining the new Doctors friends, in feasting & Musique: I being invited by Dr. Barlow, the worthy & learned Provost of Queenes Coll:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 10 July 1669. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 171. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Sheldonian Theatre


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

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Music at academic ceremony in Oxford

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 July, 1669
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:16:09 +0100