Blind Fred - the 1860's

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 44:

At the school we gave some important concerts, where for the first time in my life I had the opportunity of conducting an orchestra. We did "Elijah" and the "Hymn of Praise " more than once ; in connection with "Elijah" it may be interesting to note that the part of the Prophet at one of the performances which I conducted was sung by no less a person than Hubert Parry, then at Eton. Our bass failed us at the last moment, and Hubert Parry kindly undertook to sing the part. The thing I remember most about the performance was the extraordinary speed at which he sang "Is not His word like a …   more >>
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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432744864846 accessed: 7 May, 2021

Listeners

Blind Fred
Organ blower

Listening to

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Elijah
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Frederick Bridge, Hubert Parry

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 27 May 2015 17:41:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:51:36 +0000