Lowell Mason in Birmingham - in the middle of 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 209-10:

At half past 11, Lord Leigh, the President of the Festival, took his seat in the front gallery opposite the conductor; at the same moment, the solo singers came in and took their seats. These were followed by Costa, who was received on this as on every other occasion on his entrance into the Hall during the four days, with warm applause by the performers as well as by the audience. After bowing repeatedly to both parties, he lifted the baton; when, in an instant, all was hushed; and Madame Castellan led off (in the key of B flat) with God save the Queen. The whole audience instantly rose, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 209-10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448923016815 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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God Save the Queen

Experience Information

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


Birmingham Festival first day.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:36:57 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:58:15 +0000