C.H. Henry Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 May 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Oct 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka O ye tears
Composer(s): Abt
Composer(s): Petrella
Participants:  Rosa Cooke [soprano]


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 October 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 October 1866, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 15 October 1866, 5.

“Irving Hall was comfortably filled on Saturday night when Mr. Henry gave his concert. This gentleman, without aspiring to the rank of a first class artist, has a naturally good tenor voice, which he uses with skill and taste. We have not heard Abt’s beautiful song, ‘Oh! Ye Tears,’ rendered with more unassuming expression and purer intonation of voice than by him. The other artists acquitted themselves creditably with one exception. The pianist who accompanied Miss Rosa Cooke in the cavatina from Ione placed that excellent vocalist in a very trying and disagreeable position. He dragged the time most fearfully and floundered so hard in a maelstrom of notes and measures that Ione seemed more like a maniacal Lisztian arrangement than the simple, coherent work of Petrella. Mrs. Marie Abbott sang, with Mr. Colby’s accompaniment, in that clear, broad, sympathetic manner that places her among the foremost of our American singers.”