Lowell Mason in Exeter Hall, London - early August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 164-5:

We have recently attended a rehearsal of the London Sacred Harmonic Society, under the direction of Mr. J. Surman. There are two societies meeting in Exeter Hall; the Sacred Harmonic Society, under the direction of Mr. Costa, and the one before mentioned. There were about one hundred and fifty members of the choir present at the meeting of the London Sacred Harmonic Society, with an accompaniment of about twenty stringed instruments. A new Anthem, by Dr. Elvey, of Windsor, was sung, and also Mozart’s Twelfth Mass. The performance was decidedly poor — vastly inferior to the …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 164-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448396118064 accessed: 4 February, 2023

location of experience: Exeter Hall, London

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Mass No. 12
written by Mozart
performed by Joseph Surman, London Sacred Harmonic Society
Unknown Anthem
written by George Job Elvey
performed by Joseph Surman, London Sacred Harmonic Society

Experience Information

Date/Time early August, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:15:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:58:30 +0000