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Carols by Candlelight at the Royal Albert Hall

RoyalAlbertHall-exterior 

Tonight we went with a group of friends to the Royal Albert Hall for Carols by Candlelight with the Mozart Festival Orchestra and Chorus. To me, it was like a Christmas church service, but with just the music parts.

 

Royal Albert Hall - interiorI was most interested in going so I could see the Royal Albert Hall, so here are some interesting facts about it:

  1. Built in 1871, but the design is very similar to today’s modern stadiums.
  2. The pipe organ is 70 feet tall, one of the largest in the world
  3. In 1872, Morse code was first demonstrated there
  4. The Wine Society in in London exists today because of a large amount of Portuguese wine that was left there in 1874 after an exhibition
  5. In 1963, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were on a double bill there. I think this is the only time they played on the same stage on the same night.
  1. Megan
    December 22, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    we are going on the 24th!

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