20, 22 and 24 June 1859: Handel Commemoration Festival
23, 25 and 27 June 1862: First Great Triennial Handel Festival
26, 28 and 30 June 1865: Second Great Triennial Handel Festival
15, 17 and 19 June 1868: Third Great Triennial Handel Festival
19, 21 and 23 June 1871: Fourth Great Triennial Handel Festival
22, 24 and 26 June 1874: Fifth Triennial Handel Festival
25, 27 and 29 June 1877: Sixth Triennial Handel Festival
21, 23 and 25 June 1880: Seventh Triennial Handel Festival
18, 20 and 22 June 1883: Eighth Triennial Handel Festival
22, 24 and 26 June 1885: Great Handel Festival in commemoration of the Bi-Centenary of Handel's Birth
Each festival consisted of three performances of music by Handel (plus a Grand Rehearsal), featuring in turn Messiah, a Selection, and Israel in Egypt.
These documents consist of an extended prose announcement of the Festival, which outlines the forthcoming event and provides a historical context for it. Each document also carries a seating plan for the Crystal Palace.
The volume for 1880 includes the Arrangements for the Summer Season, which, in addition to various non-musical events, comprised the following concerts/performances:
1 May: Grand Concert to mark the opening of the season, given by Madame Marie Roze, Madame Trebelli, Madame Patey, Mr E. Lloyd and Signor Foli (vocal), the Crystal Palace Orchestra and the bands of the Coldstream and Scots Guards, conducted by A. Manns.
5 and 12 May, 2 and 16 June and 7 and 14 July: Italian Operas, given by artists engaged from the Royal Italian Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Signor Vianesi and Signor Bevignani.
8, 15 and 22 May and 5 and 12 June: Popular Ballad Concerts.
- Triennial Handel Festival -
- Trebelli, Antoinette -
- Scots Guards -
- Roze, Marie -
- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden -
- Patey, Madame -
- Manns, August -
- Lloyd, Edward -
- Handel, George Frideric -
- Handel Commemorative Festival -
- Foli, Allan James -
- Crystal Palace Orchestra -
- Costa, Michael -
- Costa, Elizabeth -
- Band of HM Coldstream Guards 1785 -