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Collection Title
Musical Festival in Westminster Abbey (1787)
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Programme and wordbook for the second performance of a Grand Musical Festival given by the Royal Society of Musicians on 31 May 1787 at Westminster Abbey.

This was a performance of Handel, The Messiah, conducted by Joah Bates, with Mr John Ashley (assistant conductor).

The document includes lists of the Directors and Assistant Directors and of the Benefactors and Subscribers to the Royal Society of Musicians. There is also a statement regarding the financial activity of the Society over the previous year.

The wordbook lists the following vocal soloists: Miss Abrams, Mrs Ambrose and Mrs Warton; Signor Rubinelli and Madame Mara; Messrs Harrison, Kelly, Norris, Parry and Saville.
Date range of collection
1787 - 1787
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council