Woman asleep and dreaming on a Christmas card
Woman asleep and dreaming on a Christmas card. She has been playing music from Handel's Messiah on a pipe organ, and dreams of angels announcing the birth of Christ -- For unto us a child is born. Date: circa 1890s
© The David Pearson Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
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Handels Messiah premier, Fishamble Street, Dublin
The original entrance arch to Neal's Music Hall, Fishamble Street, Dublin. It was here, at Noon on Tuesday 13th April, 1742, that over 700 men, without their swords, and women, without their hoops, were crammed tightly in to hear the world's first performance of George Frederic Handel's new oratorio 'Messiah'. Sadly, today the archway is all that remains, behind it, a block of modern apartments.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Mark Furness