Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund Concert Benefit: 2d

Event Information

Steinway Hall

James Ernest Perring

Price: $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Apr 1867, Evening

Program Details

“300,000 presents.” Every ticket enters a raffle of a chance to win $300,000. Holmes & Co., managing directors.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 24 March 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 31 March 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 April 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 27 April 1867, 7.

“…A concert for the benefit of the Masonic Hall and Asylum fund took place at Steinway Hall last night, and was very successful. Mrs. Marie Abbott, soprano; Mr. J. Ernest Perring, tenor; Mr. J. R. Thomas, baritone; Morgan and Caulfield, the well known organists, assisted in the concert. The vocal part of the programme was with one exception ballad music alone, and very acceptably rendered. The organ selections were not particularly new, but nevertheless very acceptable. The attendance was about the same as at the Pauls entertainments at Irving Hall, and equally appreciative and enthusiastic.” 

Review: New York Musical Gazette, May 1867, 53.

One line mention.  “Mr. James Caulfield has assisted at various organ concerts during the past season, with much acceptance.”