Sir George Armytage in Huddersfield - the 1800's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 396-403:

In passing through Huddersfield I met with my old friend Meredith, the bass singer from Liverpool, who introduced me to Sir George Armytage, from... whom I learnt that an oratorio was about to take place in the church, under his patronage and direction, and I was pressed by the baronet to join them. As I had not seen anything of this musical district, termed the Germany of England, I accepted the invitation and halted for the day. At the church Sir George gave me the choice of two fine Italian violoncellos, and I played out of the same book with him. The oratorio was the Messiah, and several …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 396-403. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411330912462 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Huddersfield

Listeners

Sir George Armytage
Member of Parliament
1734-1743

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
quartett
written by Pleyel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:21:52 +0100