Lowell Mason in Birmingham - in the middle of 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 209:

The great Hall now presented a most splendid appearance. It seemed as if all the beauty and fashion of the kingdom, all the colors of the rainbow, and all the resources of embellishment, had been called in to enliven and give effect to the brilliant spectacle. Not the least interesting was the organ gallery, choir, or orchestra; its towering seats being so arranged as to bring within the view of almost every spectator the whole number (nearly five hundred) of instrumental and vocal performers. As the time for beginning approached, the organ poured forth its full and prolonged chords in the …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448922776454 accessed: 13 June, 2021

location of experience: Birmingham

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

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Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Birmingham Festival: First day.


Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:32:56 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:57:33 +0000