Peter Hawker in Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham - 19 November, 1849, at night

from Journal entry, 19 November 1849, page 309:

In the evening I went to the weekly choral concert in the magnificent town hall, and not a little was I surprised at the performance. Some of the choruses went far better than on our stage in London (except when we had the Germans there), and the organ was splendid. A Miss Stephens (pupil of Sterndale Bennett) played extremely well Moscheles’ lovely fantasia on ‘Au Clair de la Lune;’ and all this for sixpence in the spacious gallery, and only threepence parterre.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 19 November 1849. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 309. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Choral music
Organ music
Fantasia on 'Au Clair de la Lune'
written by Ignaz Moscheles
performed by Miss Stephens

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 November, 1849, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:23:14 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:52:57 +0100