William Gardiner in Leicester - 1792

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 314-315:

The year after the grand music meeting in Westminster Abbey, in 1791, I volunteered my services to get up a performance in the Great Meeting, for the benefit of our charity day-school. This institution is the oldest in the town upon the voluntary principle, having been established more than a hundred years. Dr. Barnes, of Manchester, preached the sermon, and the orchestra was so large that it nearly ascended to the roof. The assemblage of so many voices and instruments, in a dissenting place of worship, was a novelty; and as the orchestra was to be crowned with a pair of kettle-drums, crowds …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 314-315. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398025926258 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:32:06 +0100