William T. Parke in King's Theatre, Haymarket, London - 12 April, 1787
from Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, pages 190-191:
An Institution, termed The New Musical Fund, gave their first benefit-concert at the King’s Theatre on the 12th of April, under the direction of Dr. Hayes and Dr. Miller, who, with a roll of parchment, beat time most unmercifully. Signor Rubinelli, Mr. Harrison, and Mrs. Billington sang on the occasion; and Cramer led the band, composed of two hundred performers, the whole of whom assisted gratuitously. The house was full.
Christopher Simon Roberts, Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, p. 190-191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447171939456 accessed: 26 May, 2022
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|performance of 'unknown music'||performed by Harrison, Mrs Billington, Philip Hayes, Rubinelli, Wilhelm Cramer, Edward Miller|
|Date/Time||12 April, 1787|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|