Queen Victoria in Manchester - 1856

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 128-129:

In 1856 Manchester began to prepare for the ' Art Treasures Exhibition,' which was to be held in the following year, the musical part of which was entrusted to me...Her Majesty the Queen visited the exhibition, and how successful its whole career was, what hosts of distinguished visitors it drew to Manchester until its close, is too well known to dilate upon here.I succeeded, not without considerable trouble, in bringing together a thoroughly satisfactory band by engaging competent performers from London, Paris, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Italy, in addition to the best of our local …   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. 128-129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427474573501 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: Manchester


Queen Victoria

Experience Information

Date/Time 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:42:53 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:57:08 +0100