Sunday Sacred Concert

Event Information

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

James Caulfield

Price: $1

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 July 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Weber
Composer(s): Handel
aka Heavens are telling
Composer(s): Haydn
aka Marvellous works; Achieved is the glorious work; Mighty work is done at last
Composer(s): Haydn


Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 February 1868.
Review: New York Herald, 02 March 1868.

"Sacred Concert at St. Stephen's Church.—A grand sacred concert, embracing favorite selesctions from the ‘Messiah,’ the ‘Creation’ and ‘Stabat Mater,’ was given last evening, before an immense audience, at St. Stephen’s (Roman Catholic) church. Mr. James Caulfield’s execution on the organ was very good, and some of the finer passages in the opening overture (‘Oberon’) were rendered with excellent taste. The accompaniments throughout the entire concert were all that could be desired in point of taste, execution and judgment and gave the vocalists every opportunity to display their abilities to advantage. Mmes. De Lussan and Anschutz sang Rossini’s ‘Quis est Homo’ in a very pleasing and artistic manner, and in Curschman’s [sic] trio, ‘Ti prego,’ the fine alto of the latter lady had a very good effect. The artists were supported by an excellent chorus, and had the proprieties permitted any demonstration of applause it certainly would have been volunteered at the close of the chorus, ‘The heavens are telling,’ and the solo and chorus, ‘The marvelous works,’ both of which are Haydn’s magnificent productions.”