Thomas Ryan in Boston - at the end of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 192:


it will surprise many to know that the [Boston Jubilee] orchestra numbered quite a thousand—with the patriotic Ole Bull at the head of the violins, and Carl Rosa playing at the same desk. Gilmore had engaged all the principal sopranos of Boston, constituting a “bouquet of artistic singers.” These were placed on a special raised balcony between the orchestra and the chorus, and they sang in unison the obligato parts as they occurred in the choral pieces.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 192. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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unknown choral music
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Boston Jubilee Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:44:33 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:49 +0000