King et al. in Windsor Castle - 1837

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 43:

Only a few weeks before His Majesty's death, Mr. Elvey took his choir, by request, to the Castle, to perform selections from the "Messiah." On every desk he placed a card, giving full directions for the performance, to avoid all confusion ; thus showing, even at this early period, his great attention to detail. One of these is still preserved as a relic by Mr. William Corden, who played the violin on this occasion. Queen Adelaide was delighted with the music, and frequently beat time to it with her hands, but its effect on the King was so soothing, that he slept peacefully during the …   more >>

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 43. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Windsor Castle


Queen Adelaide
Consort of William IV, Queen, queen dowager

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. William Corden, George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 13:10:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:13:00 +0100