Charles Halle in Chester - January, 1856

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 357-358:

At 11 looked up Mr. Gunton to talk over the performance of the 'Messiah,' which must take place without a rehearsal...so that conductor, chorus, solo-singers and organist for a great performance met for the first time in the hall, and at the moment of commencing the concert! Nevertheless even-thing went well ; the chorus was excellent (from Liverpool), the organist also, the solo-singers, Madame Rudersdorff, Miss Messent, Miss Dolby, Mr. Lockey, and Mr. Thomas altogether left very little to be desired, and so the conducting was not unpleasant. A young bass-singer, Cuzner, made his debut in …   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. 357-358. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430080973751 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Chester

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Cuzner, Madame Rudersdorff, Miss Dolby, Miss Messent, Mr. Lockey, Mr. Thomas

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:42:54 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:17:59 +0100