Czar of Russia et al. in Crystal Palace - May, 1874

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 224:

In the May following the royal wedding the Czar came over to visit Her Majesty, and during his stay in England a grand performance was given at the Crystal Palace in his honour, by the London contingent of the Handel Festival Choir, and ten military bands, under the direction of Mr. Auguste Manns. After the Russian March and Hymn, and two or three other pieces, vocal and instrumental, Sir George's "Festal March" was played in grand style by the united bands, to the thorough satisfaction of the composer, who was present.
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Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 224. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Crystal Palace


George J. Elvey
Organist, Composer
Queen Victoria

Listening to

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Festal March
written by George J. Elvey
performed by Ten Military Bands

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:01:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:27:55 +0100