Stephen Elvey in London - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 143:

Dr. Stephen Elvey once went to Exeter Hall to hear ' Israel in Egypt' given by the Sacred Harmonic Society, and when they reached the 'Hailstone Chorus' he could not contain himself any longer. He had hitherto confined himself to quiet grunts of disapproval, but now he launched out into 'You may call those hailstones, if you like ; but I call them peas !'
cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 143. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Stephen Elvey
Organist, Composer

Listening to

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Israel in Egypt
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by London Sacred Harmonic Society

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:50:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:12:18 +0100