Concerts of Antient Music

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The Concerts of Antient Music, also known as the Ancient Concerts or The King's Concerts, were an influential concert series put on annually in London from 1776 to 1848.wikipedia
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William Knyvett

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In 1788 he sang in the treble chorus at the Concerts of Antient Music, and in 1795 appeared there as principal alto.

James Bartleman (singer)

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James Bartleman (1769–1821), was an English bass singer who performed at the Concerts of Ancient Music and revived the solo songs of Henry Purcell.

Thomas Greatorex

He was soon in much demand as a music teacher and succeeded Joah Bates as conductor of the Concerts of Ancient Music.

John Ella

Musical Union
In 1826, on the completion of his musical education under Thomas Attwood, and subsequently under François-Joseph Fétis in Paris, that he took his place as a member of major orchestras of London, such as the Philharmonic and the Ancient Concerts.

Vocal Concerts

The Vocal Concerts were established by Charles Knyvett and Samuel Harrison; they were singers who had both performed at the Concerts of Antient Music.

Professional Concerts

The Professional Concerts
Other regular concerts began in London around this time: the subscription concerts established by Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel, which ran from 1764 to 1782, and the Concerts of Antient Music, which began in 1776.

Frantisek Kotzwara

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In London he played in the Concerts of Antient Music, in the Handel Commemoration of 1791 and in the orchestra of the King's Theatre.

Michael Kelly (tenor)

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Engaged as principal tenor of the Ancient Concerts under Joah Bates, he sang Handel's 'Deeper and deeper still,' and brought fresh humour to 'Haste thee, nymph' (coached by Linley) to the delight of the royal audience.

Nicolas Mori

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In 1831, he became a member of the orchestra of the Concerts of Antient Music at the New Rooms, Hanover Square.

Messiah (Handel)

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At first twelve concerts were given each year; in 1785 a thirteenth concert, a performance of Handel's Messiah to benefit retired musicians, was added at King George III's command.

George III of the United Kingdom

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At first twelve concerts were given each year; in 1785 a thirteenth concert, a performance of Handel's Messiah to benefit retired musicians, was added at King George III's command.

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

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The founding committee in 1776 included the Earl of Sandwich, the Earl of Exeter, the Viscount Dudley and Ward, and John Egerton, the Bishop of Durham.

Brownlow Cecil, 9th Earl of Exeter

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The founding committee in 1776 included the Earl of Sandwich, the Earl of Exeter, the Viscount Dudley and Ward, and John Egerton, the Bishop of Durham.

John Ward, 2nd Viscount Dudley and Ward

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The founding committee in 1776 included the Earl of Sandwich, the Earl of Exeter, the Viscount Dudley and Ward, and John Egerton, the Bishop of Durham.

John Egerton (bishop)

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The founding committee in 1776 included the Earl of Sandwich, the Earl of Exeter, the Viscount Dudley and Ward, and John Egerton, the Bishop of Durham.

Albert, Prince Consort

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King George III personally wrote out the programmes, and in the later years Prince Albert was one of the directors.

George Frideric Handel

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At first twelve concerts were given each year; in 1785 a thirteenth concert, a performance of Handel's Messiah to benefit retired musicians, was added at King George III's command. The programmes at first consisted mostly of Handel, with a few works by Corelli, Geminiani, Charles Avison, and others.

Arcangelo Corelli

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The programmes at first consisted mostly of Handel, with a few works by Corelli, Geminiani, Charles Avison, and others.

Francesco Geminiani

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The programmes at first consisted mostly of Handel, with a few works by Corelli, Geminiani, Charles Avison, and others.

Charles Avison

AVISON, CHARLES
The programmes at first consisted mostly of Handel, with a few works by Corelli, Geminiani, Charles Avison, and others.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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After 1826 the concerts added works by Mozart and a greater variety of other composers; Beethoven's works appeared after 1835.

Scala Theatre

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The concerts were first held in the New Rooms on Tottenham Street, later known as the Queen's or West London Theatre.

Her Majesty's Theatre

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In 1795 they were moved to a concert hall at the Opera House, and then in 1804 to the Hanover Square Rooms.

Hanover Square Rooms

Hanover SquareQueen's Concert Rooms
In 1795 they were moved to a concert hall at the Opera House, and then in 1804 to the Hanover Square Rooms.