Detail of WH Vale, Nave of Hereford Cathedral during the performance of the Messiah, 1837 c. Gerald Coke Handel Collection
Enlightened Entertainment: Music Festivals and Philanthropy in the Georgian Era

Enlightened Entertainment: Music Festivals and Philanthropy in the Georgian Era

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
10 Nov 2019
  • Talks
Learn about the rise in popularity of music festivals during the Georgian era.

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

The Georgian era saw the rise of the middle classes and the spread of mass culture beyond the elite venues of London. Katharine Hogg, Gerald Coke Handel Librarian, explains the rapid expansion of music festivals in major provincial cities and their social context.