The Songs of Johanna (Jenny) Lind

An image of Jenny Lind

(Ref: Birmingham Portraits Vol 6 LF79)

The world renowned Jenny ‘the Swedish Nightingale’ Lind performed a fund raising concert in Birmingham Town Hall on September 9th 1847. The event was organised by the city’s Jewish community and helped build the Singers Hill Synagogue.

Oh her British tour she performed to rave reviews and had many of her concerts attended by members of the imperial family. Unfortunately no recordings of her voice exist. It is said that she made an early phonograph recording for Thomas Edison but this has never been found.

To see the full image from Birmingham Portraits click here.


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