James Douglas in Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London - 1859

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, page 14:

It has just occurred to me that I have omitted to mention that in 1859 while I was in Manchester I went to London to sing in the Handel Festival for which I have a medal. It was held at the Crystal Palace & was an enjoyable holiday & an inexpensive one as being on the R’way I had a first class Pass altho’ my travelling expenses etc were paid. I greatly enjoyed the …   more >>

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James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524234710292 accessed: 17 April, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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Choral performances-- Handel Festival

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:31:50 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:28:11 +0100