Princess Amelia [Emily] et al. in Westminster Abbey - 29 May, 1786

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 29 May 1786, page 383:

I am going to my quiet little hill, after having been in public to-day more than I purposed ever to be again. I attended Princess Amelie to the rehearsal of Handel’s Jubilee in Westminster Abbey, which I had been far from meditating; but, as she had the Bishop of Rochester’s gallery, it was quite easy, and I had no crowd to limp through. The sight was really very fine, and the performance magnificent; but the chorus and kettle-drums for four hours were so thunderful, that they gave me the headache, to which I am not at all subject. Rubinelli’s voice …   more >>

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann, 29 May 1786. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 13 (Oxford, 1905), p. 383. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Westminster Abbey


Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer

Listening to

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Vocal music
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Giovanni Rubinelli, Gertrud Elisabeth Mara

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:35:01 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:29:44 +0100