Mrs Bernard et al. - December, 1752

from Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 15 December 1752, page 184:

Yesterday morning we went to the rehearsal of the "Messiah", it was very tolerably performed.  I was a little afraid of it, as I think the music very affecting, and I found it so - but I am glad I went, as I felt great comfort from it, and I had the good fortune to have Mrs. Bernard sit by me, the Primate's sister, a most worthy sensible woman, of an exalted mind; it adds greatly to the satisfaction of such an entertainment to be seated by those who have the same relish for it we have ourselves.

cite as

Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 15 December 1752. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 184. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440690691152 accessed: 24 September, 2022

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1752
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:51:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:21:56 +0000