Fifth Viscount Torrington in Middleham - 10 June, 1792, in the morning

from A Tour to the North, 1792, page 58:

[A]t eleven o’cloclk [sic] I was attended to the Church, and became there an object of speculation, I suppose, as a stranger, and being put into the Dean’s pew, (The Dean of Middleham).  There was a decent, well-dressed, well-behaved congregation; with a singing loft, from which there was too much singing from, about, a dozen voices, male, and female; and two bassoons, of better accompanyment than an organ: one of their attempts was too powerful for them, ‘…   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to the North, 1792. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 3 (London, 1936), p. 58. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Middleham


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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'And the trumpet shall sound'
written by George Frideric Handel?
performed by church choir
music at a church service performed by church choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 June, 1792, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:03:56 +0000
Approved on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:11:41 +0100