Michael Kelly in Tottenham Court Road, London - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 320-321:

This season I was engaged by the noble Directors of the Ancient Concerts, as principal tenor. The night of my debut, the Earl of Uxbridge was the Director ; the songs allotted to me by his Lordship, were " Jephtha's rash vow," and the laughing song from L' Allegro, " Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee." The late Mr. Linley heard me sing it over and over again, and to his masterly instruction I owed the indulgence which I received. In singing sacred music I was aware of its value, and fagged at the tenor songs of Handel with unremitting assiduity. Mr. Joah Bates conducted those concerts,…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 320-321. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435165913179 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Tottenham Court Road, London

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Deeper and deeper still performed by Michael Kelly, Mr Bates
Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Michael Kelly
Jephtha's rash vow
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Michael Kelly
Laughing Song
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr Harrison
O come let us worship and fall down performed by Mr Harrison
Oft on a plat of rising ground performed by Mr Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:11:53 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:50:15 +0000