Principal of Opie House School in Norwich - 19th Century

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 4-7:

The echoes of the [Norfolk and Norwich Musical] festival proceedings penetrated 
even the thick walls of my school classrooms. For the worthy principal of Opie
House School (so named after the gifted Norwich painter, John Opie, who had
once occupied the red-bricked dwelling which still stands opposite St. Clement's Church) was a highly respected member of the festival chorus. He owned a capital
bass voice, and was a first-rate musician. What is more, he knew a good singer
when he heard one. It was his delight to describe to us how superbly Sims Reeves …   more >>
cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 4-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438862080421 accessed: 20 September, 2021

location of experience: Norwich

Listeners

Listening to

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He was despised
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mme. Sainton-Dolby
Deeper and deeper still performed by Sims Reeves
I know that my Redeemer Liveth
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mlle. Tietjens
Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Weiss

Experience Information

Date/Time 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:54:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:45:29 +0000