Anna Seward in Lichfield - 10 December, 1794, at night

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs F Evans, 11 December 1794, pages 31–33:

Last night was our Cecilian anniversary. Lichfield concerts used to be charming; but since Mr Saville’s impaired and uncertain health has induced his declining, as much as possible, to sing in public; and since his syren daughter has wholly renounced it, great indeed is the falling off. Those who remember well their golden vocalities sigh over their present comparatively leaden ones. Mr S. intended singing one song last night, but found himself at the time too much indisposed …   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs F Evans, 11 December 1794. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 31–33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535746702329 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: Lichfield

Listeners

Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
1742-1809

Listening to

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A concerto
‘He layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters’
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Birch
Unspecified song
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. Claburn
Unnamed song performed by Spray

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 December, 1794, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:18:22 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:19:52 +0100