Countess of Bute et al. in London, England - 14 November, 1779, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 14–15 November 1779, page 54:

I was last night at Lady Lucan’s to hear the Misses Bingham sing Jomelli’s ‘Miserere,’ set for two voices. There were only the Duchess of Bedford, Lady Bute, Mrs. Walsingham, the Brudenels, Keenes, Lord Macartney, George Selwyn, Mr. Jerningham, and half a dozen Irish. The service lasted near three hours, and was so dull, instead of pathetic, that I was rejoiced that the worst was over, and the two women had left the sepulchre.

cite as

Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 14–15 November 1779. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 11 (Oxford, 1904), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534777622164 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Countess of Bute
1718-1794
Edward Jerningham
Playwright, Poet
1737-1812
George Selwyn
Politician
1719-1791
Earl Macartney
Colonial governor, diplomatist
1737-1806
Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer
1717-1797

Listening to

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Miserere
written by Niccolò Jomelli
performed by Misses Bingham

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1779, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:07:04 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:31:04 +0100