John Courtney in Hull - 16 September, 1789

from Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, page 125:

This morning I & my wife & Son in a Pearson’s Chaise Set out early [...] & got to Hull to Miss Cayley’s; we all went together to the High Church to the Selection of Sacred Music. Mrs Billington, Mr Harrison & Miss Cantilo sung delightfully indeed. The instrumental Band was not I think quite so good as when we had Oratorios at the Minster 20 years ago; but the Voices were so much superior that it was on the whole much preferable. My wife & I sat in Side Gallery front seat & after 1st act in East Gallery. The <music...?> organ with the Coronation …   more >>

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Christopher Simon Roberts, Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, p. 125. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Hull


John Courtney

Listening to

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He was eyes to the blind performed by Miss Cantelo
Coronation Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 September, 1789
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


John Courtney describes music heard at the Handel Commemoration Festival in Hull.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sun, 08 Nov 2015 17:21:17 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:48:10 +0000