Baron von Bunsen et al. in Manchester - 17 September, 1849

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, page 232:

An extract from a Contemporary Letter, Mr. Adderley's, Hams House: 19th September, 1849 - In the mornings a vast amount of sightseeing was accomplished ; at the Asylum for the Blind we enjoyed a musical performance of as many portions of the 'Messiah' of Handel as we could stay to hear, being desired to select what we pleased, whether solos or choruses, as performers among the inmates were found for each and all, accompanied by an organist who was also blind.

cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 232. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian
Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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A selection from the 'Messiah'
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Performers from the Asylum for the Blind Manchester

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 September, 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:12:48 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:21:31 +0100