Felix Mendelssohn in Birmingham - 1846

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, pages 86-87:

By the way, Mr. Lockey was for a few years a lay-clerk in the St. George's choir. He was a very fine singer, and all who heard him felt that his provincial fame would soon reach the ears of the London entrepreneurs ; and, once heard at Exeter Hall, his success as the leading tenor in sacred music was assured. He had the crowning distinction of singing the tenor music in " Elijah " at a first performance of that oratorio in Birmingham in 1846, and winning the gratitude of Mendelssohn himself. Curiously enough, the two happened to be walking together in the High Street at Oxford when the …   more >>

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 86-87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432997980645 accessed: 25 January, 2022

location of experience: Birmingham

Listeners

Felix Mendelssohn
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1809-1847

Listening to

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Elijah
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Charles Lockey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 30 May 2015 15:59:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:37:54 +0100