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Musick in Manchester 1744/45 Legacy Project
Musick in Manchester 1744/45 recreates the first ever public-concert series known to have been given in Manchester, prefiguring the remarkable musical tradition that accompanied the city’s development into one of Europe’s leading industrial centres. Documented through research by Dr Pauline Nobes, the series includes sixteen concert programmes, which survive in a literary transcript by John Harland written a century later in 1844. The legacy project will involve a tour of concerts of the programme dating from 28th May 1745, at Manchester Cathedral and the Swaledale Festival, followed by a commercial recording.
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