in London - the 1870'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, pages 64-5:

Although Manchester at that time was a long journey from London, I neglected no opportunities for keeping myself familiar with what was going on in the Metropolis in the way of music. For instance, I made a great effort to hear Bach's " Passion " music - produced under Dean Stanley's auspices - conducted by Barnby in Westminster Abbey; a very notable event which really set an example that has been widely followed. I had been promised a ticket, but it did not arrive. However, I went up to London and to the Abbey, but was sternly refused admission, as I had no ticket. I might have said, "You …   more >>

cite as

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. 64-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432792603693 accessed: 26 September, 2022

location of experience: London

Listening to

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William Tell (opera)
written by Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Bridge saw this opera after being refused admission to a performance of Bach's Passion, conducted by Barnby, at Westminster Abbey.


Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 06:56:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:26:36 +0000