Lowell Mason in Birmingham - early September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 206-8:

The general rehearsal was on the day previous to the commencement of the Festival, at which the band, the chorus, and the solo singers were brought together. The former took their places in the orchestra, but the solo singers came into the body of the Hall. This gave us a fine opportunity of seeing them all, and of shaking hands with some of them.


The rehearsal commenced at 11 o’clock, and (with the exception of the necessary intermission for refreshments) continued until nearly 12 at night. Such pieces only were taken up as were new, or not generally known. A …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 206-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448922458482 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1852
Duration 13 hours
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Birmingham Festival Rehearsal.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:27:39 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:56:48 +0000