Michael Kelly et al. in Westminster Abbey - between 28 May, 1787 and 4 June, 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 298-300:

It was during the summer of [1787], that the commemoration of Handel took place. The last grand performances given at Westminster Abbey were on the 28th and 31st of May, the 1st and 4th of June : upon those four mornings, I sang there, but to give an idea of the effect of that magnificent festival is far beyond my power; indeed, it has already been described most elaborately by those more competent to the task. I can only endeavour to express the effect which it produced on me. When I first heard the chorus of the Hallelujah, in the " Messiah," and " For unto us a child is born," my blood …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 298-300. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432137873706 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Westminster Abbey


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
King George III

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Michael Kelly, Harrison, Madame Mara, Miss Abrams, Miss Poole, Bartleman, Madame Storace, Norris, Parry, Rubinelli, Sale

Experience Information

Date/Time between 28 May, 1787 and 4 June, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 20 May 2015 17:04:33 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:20:30 +0000