York Music Festival
Music Festivals in Georgian Britain

Music Festivals in Georgian Britain

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
10 Jan 2020 — 14 Sep 2020
  • Exhibitions & Displays

Free with Museum admission

Music festivals sprang up in the eighteenth century in an age of philanthropy, following the tradition of benefit concerts for charities. This display explores some of the festivals across Britain from the Handel Commemoration in 1784 to the Crystal Palace concerts of the late nineteenth century, looking at the logistics behind their organisation and the expectations of the audiences.