William T. Parke in King's Theatre, Haymarket, London - 12 April, 1787

from Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, pages 190-191:


An Institution, termed The New Musical Fund, gave their first benefit-concert at the King’s Theatre on the 12th of April, under the direction of Dr. Hayes and Dr. Miller, who, with a roll of parchment, beat time most unmercifully. Signor Rubinelli, Mr. Harrison, and Mrs. Billington sang on the occasion; and Cramer led the band, composed of two hundred performers, the whole of whom assisted gratuitously. The house was full. 

cite as

Christopher Simon Roberts, Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, p. 190-191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447171939456 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: King's Theatre, Haymarket, London


Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by Harrison, Mrs Billington, Philip Hayes, Rubinelli, Wilhelm Cramer, Edward Miller

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1787
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:12:19 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:08:50 +0000