Manuel Garcia - the 1900'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 293:

Garcia delighted in the music at the Abbey, and would come frequently to hear me play. On one occasion, when he was little short of a hundred years of age, he came to one of our Carol Services, afterwards writing me the following letter: Mon Abri, Cricklewood. DEAR SIR FREDERICK, We have to thank you for a most delightful afternoon. The Carol Service was perfect. What beautiful voices the boys have who sang the solos round, clear, steady, and true! Heard in the semi-darkness of the Abbey, those voices had an exquisite effect, and they are all as well trained as they are beautiful. Please …   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. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433166467939 accessed: 7 December, 2022

Listeners

Listening to

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Christmas carols
written by Bach
performed by Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Manuel Garcia: brother of Maria Felicita Malibran (opera singer). Voice trainer to Jenny Lind.


Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:47:48 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:11:40 +0000