Alexander Mackenzie in Pontypridd - the 1900's

from A Musician's Narrative , pages 237-238:

The utterance might have bene made with less confidence at Newport in the following year, when a splendid body of well-groomed stalwarts were received with prolonged howls of disapproval on appearing on the platform to compete with another male choir. An ugly interference with the wooden benches began, a cordon of police was drawn round the hall, and sufficient order restored to allow us to listen to an admirable rendering of an unaccompanied Psalm by Mendelssohn. To add to the turmoil, a violent thunderstorm broke out just at the right moment. I was given to understand that the cause of the …   more >>
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 237-238. accessed: 5 December, 2023

location of experience: Pontypridd


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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unspecified Psalm
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 13:11:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:27:20 +0000