Charles Halle in Manchester - 1849

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 113-114:

On my return to Manchester after the summer season of 1849 I found the town in a state of excitement, caused by the announcement that Jenny Lind would give a concert for the benefit of the infirmary. She was then at the height of her popularity, had never sung in Manchester before, and it was natural, therefore, that every ticket should be sold long before her arrival. The hall was consequently crowded, and I was accommodated with a seat on the platform. I had never heard her before and my curiosity was at the highest pitch, but the reality surpassed all my expectations. Never had I been moved…   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 113-114. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Der Freischütz
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:29 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:47:39 +0100