in Preston - September, 1882

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 309:

I have to deal with a committee that makes many mistakes in the management, and none of us derive any pleasure from the concerts. Just imagine that the performance of 'Elijah' was announced to commence at half-past eight o'clock certainly an unreasonably late hour but the doors could not be opened to the public before a quarter past nine, because the hall was not ready! You can fancy the row that was going on. We began the performance at 9.30, whilst the people were streaming in, and, of course, for a long time not a note could be heard, much to our dis- gust. We had not finished until past …   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429180172339 accessed: 29 November, 2021

location of experience: Preston

Listening to

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Elijah
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:32 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:59:01 +0100