In 1861, the Colston Hall Company purchased the land and raised PS12,000 in PS10 shares. They dismantled the old school to make way for a performance venue. The venue first opened its doors on September 20, 1867. Foster & Wood, a local business, designed the building in the Bristol Byzantine style. It is estimated that there are more than 7,500 miles of electrical wiring inside the hall.
The Colston Hall Company was owned by a group of businessmen from Bristol who wanted to create a center for music and art in their city. They hired London-based architect Henry Isaac Stevens to design the hall and it was constructed under his supervision. It took him five years to complete the project. He also designed the nearby Colston Library which opened four years after the hall did.
Colston Hall is one of only two musical venues in London that can be visited by people who want to see how a concert or show is put together (the other one is Kings Theatre). It is best known for its annual Christmas concert which has been held since 1890. Other well-known performers that have appeared at the concert include Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Queen, Elton John, and Rod Stewart.
The hall is operated by a charitable trust and is used for various performances and events every year. It is especially popular as a place where musicians can test new material before playing them at larger venues like Royal Albert Hall or Wembley Stadium.
Hansom, Joseph Welch, Edward Birmingham's oldest venue is Charles Edge Town Hall/Architects. It was created by Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch and was inspired by classical temples, thus the columns on the façade. It first opened its doors in 1834. It made its debut as a rock and pop venue in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The hall has been used for many other events since then, including trade shows.
Birmingham is a city in England's West Midlands region. It was founded by the British after they defeated the French and their Indian allies at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The city became an important industrial centre at the beginning of the 19th century when it emerged as the headquarters of the textile industry. Today, it is known for its museums, concert halls, and universities.
The town hall is a landmark building in Birmingham City Centre. It was constructed between 1834 and 1842 according to the plans drawn up by Edward Welch (the younger), who also designed several other notable buildings in Birmingham. Hansom was the chief engineer on the project and is credited with designing the hall's interior as well. The exterior is decorated with Doric and Ionic order columns supporting a triangular pediment. The hall can accommodate up to 1,200 people and has been used for many different events over the years from weddings to concerts. It is now owned by Birmingham Music Trust and is used for various performances and exhibitions.
In Bristol, he established almshouses in King Street and Colston's Almshouses on St Michael's Hill, endowed Queen Elizabeth's Hospital school, and assisted in the establishment of Colston's Hospital, a boarding school that opened in 1710, leaving an endowment to be managed by the Society of Merchant Venturers. He also made large donations towards the building of churches, including St Andrew's Church, which is now a museum.
Colston graduated from Cambridge University in 1679 and started his career as an attorney. In 1683, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. The following year, he was appointed secretary to the vice-admiral responsible for administering the colony of Virginia. In this role, he was involved in drafting the first English law in America - the Virginia Code. In 1688, after the death of its founder, William Penn, became governor of Pennsylvania. Colston returned to England and became associated with two other colonial secretaries who were working to establish governments for their colonies. He helped draft the charter that created the government of New York and was elected one of the first trustees of Columbia University. In all, Edward Colston spent about 40 years in America. When he returned to Britain, he became active in politics and was elected chairman of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Rights. In addition to his work in America, he published several books on subjects such as maritime law and history. He died in London in 1760.
1894 Massey Hall, designed by architect Sidney Badgley, was constructed in 1894 at a cost of $152,390.75. Hart Massey of the Massey-Harris (later Massey Ferguson) corporate firm sponsored the construction. On June 14, 1894, the hall hosted its first concert.
Capacity of Massey Hall
Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in April 1891. The auditorium was built by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie ($60 million worth of steel from his factory went into it). He wanted to create a place where people could come and listen to great musicians without having to pay for them.
He did not build this hall with concert music in mind, but rather as a place where orators and speakers could attract large audiences. There are no seats in Carnegie Hall; visitors are expected to be dressed appropriately for a social event (i.e., clothes that would not be worn to a concert).
Carnegie Hall is located at 870 7th Avenue in New York City. It is one of the most famous concert venues in the world, and has been called "the world's largest private home" and "ceremonial center of American culture."
It is not known exactly how much money Carnegie made during his lifetime, but estimates range from $100 million to $500 million. He died in 1919 before he could enjoy any of his profits because he left everything he owned to charity.
Benaroya Hall is named after prominent philanthropist Jack Benaroya, whose $15.8 million gift was the first and largest of several towards the facility's development. The Benaroya Hall.