Queen Victoria et al. in Windsor Castle - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 87:

Elvey trained all his choristers to read music accurately, and this boy was especially noted. When Mendelssohn first produced " St. Paul," the Prince Consort sent down to ask the Doctor to bring up "little Foster" to the Castle to sing over parts of the new oratorio to the Queen and himself. Among other pieces, Foster sang " Jerusalem " and " I will sing of Thy great mercies." Her Majesty was so pleased with his performance, that, at the close, she crossed the room and patted him approvingly on the head.
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432998816588 accessed: 22 June, 2018

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location of experience: Windsor Castle

Listeners

Queen Victoria
Monarch
1819-1901
Prince Albert
Prince Consort, Prince Consort
1819-1861

Listening to

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St. Paul
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by John Foster
I will sing of Thy great mercies
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by John Foster
Jerusalem
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by John Foster

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 30 May 2015 16:13:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:39:23 +0100