Fourth Earl of Orford in London?, England - 1 August, 1790, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 2 August 1790, page 280:

There [at a concert at Mrs. Udney's the previous night]  I found the Abbé singing glees with the Abrahams. He came to Mr. Barrett’s a day later than he had promised. I insisted that he had been warbling at the Worcester and Gloucester music meeting.

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 2 August 1790. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 280. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: London?, England


Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal music performed by Misses Abrams [Abrahams], the Abbé (Rev. Norton Nicholls)

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1790, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


'The Abbé' refers to the Rev. Norton Nicholls (1742-1811). 'The Misses Abrams' refers to the concert singer Harriett Abrams (soprano) and one of her sisters, most likely Theodosia (contralto).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:34:33 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:21:15 +0100