Michael Kelly in York - 15 August, 1791

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 7-8:

The city of York was crammed with visitors to attend the festival. The performances at the Minster for three mornings, gave universal satisfaction to crowded audiences : Madame Mara, Mrs. Crouch, and Harrison were in fine song. The performances were, the " Messiah," and two grand selections from the most approved works of Handel. There were concerts given in the evenings, at the great assembly rooms. One of the most awful accompaniments to the inspired music of Handel, was furnished by the hand of Nature. On Monday night, the 15th of August, 1791, during the grand chorus, "He gave them …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435769600385 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: York

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 August, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:53:20 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:27:12 +0000