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Georgian Live Aid? 18th-Century Benefit Concerts

19 November, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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In this online talk, researcher Lizzy Buckle introduces her work with the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum in central London. In May 1750, London’s beau monde flocked to the Foundling Hospital for a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Although ostensibly organised for philanthropic causes, such occasions were also opportunities for performers to demonstrate their virtuosity, for patrons to exhibit their wealth, and for members of the burgeoning bourgeoisie to network.

By comparing 18th-century benefit concerts to modern-day charitable schemes, Buckle will explore the winners and losers of these events and ask: ‘was Handel the Bob Geldof of his day?’

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Date:
19 November, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/georgian-live-aid/

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Online: The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London, London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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020 7841 3600
Website:
www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
enquiries@foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
City/town
London
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Please contact the organiser directly for more information.
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(c)Lizzy Buckle 2020