Edward Taylor et al. in London - 11 January, 1853

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 298-9:

In a recent letter, we spoke of the different choral societies in London. Public performances by some one of them are very frequent; so frequent indeed, that we can find time for only now and then one. The first for the season was by the "Sacred Harmonic Society," under Mr. Costa, and consisted of a selection from "Samson," by Handel, Mendelssohn's "Christus," "The Last Judgment," by Spohr. The death of the illustrious Duke gave a tinge to all the earlier concerts, and the "Dead March" in Saul was in constant requisition. On the present occasion, the selection from "Samson" consisted of the…   more >>

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Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 298-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461779662782 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Edward Taylor
editor, lecturer, Musician, Writer
1784-1863
Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Miss Williams, Mr Lockey, Mr Phillips, Mrs Endersohn, London Sacred Harmonic Society, Michael Costa (conductor)
The Last Judgement
written by Louis Spohr
performed by London Sacred Harmonic Society, Michael Costa (conductor)
Christus
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Miss Williams, Mr Lockey, Mr Phillips, Mrs Endersohn, London Sacred Harmonic Society, Michael Costa (conductor)

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:54:23 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:04:47 +0000