Thomas Ryan in New England - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 97:


In this same period the “Yankee singing- school” and the so-called “musical conventions” flourished. The latter were held for years in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. The singers of these different States had organized governing boards that appointed the time of meeting and engaged the music director and assisting artists. The chorus of singers chiefly studied so-called “ sacred music,” and usually wound up their week’s labor with an oratorio performance.

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 97. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: New England


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Oratorios performed by Yankee singing schools

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:56:25 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:03:14 +0000