2018

NT2673 : The Concert Room, St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

taken 6 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Concert Room, St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
The Concert Room, St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Completed in 1762 for the Musical Society, this was Scotland's first purpose-built concert hall. Audiences came to hear works by contemporary composers such as Handel in the 1760s and 70s. When fashionable society gravitated to the New Town and with the opening of the George Street Assembly Rooms in 1787, the hall fell into disuse and the Musical Society was wound up in 1801. (Source - 'The Making of Classical Edinburgh', A.J.Youngson (Edinburgh University Press 1966))

Today the hall has been restored and is an integral part of the music museum run by the University of Edinburgh. It is open to the public, free of charge. See LinkExternal link for more details.

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Jim Barton   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 23 August, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2601 7352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9397N 3:11.1817W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2601 7352
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