Blind Fred et al. in Manchester - 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 54:

It was not long before I obtained a great deal of work, not only in teaching, but by conducting local choral societies. I worked very hard at this time, for most of these societies were outside Manchester, and necessitated railway journeys home late at night. But what was much more valuable to me was the chance really for the first time in my life of hearing the best orchestral music. Halle's Concerts were then in full swing, and I attended them regularly. They were a wonderful institution in those days, and made Manchester superior to London in affording opportunities for frequently hearing …   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. 54. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432746512188 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Blind Fred
Organ blower
Frederick Bridge
Organist, Composer, Teacher, Writer
1844-1924

Listening to

hide composers
orchestral works
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Hallé Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 27 May 2015 18:08:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:54:15 +0000