Orpheon Free Choral School Fund Concert: 3rd

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Charles Jerome Hopkins

Price: $1 reserved; $.50

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Jan 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Weber
Composer(s): Hopkins
Participants:  Marie Abbott
aka Scotch song
Participants:  Marie Abbott
Composer(s): Traditional
Participants:  D. D. [tenor] Griswold


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 January 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 January 1868, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 07 January 1868, 4.
Review: New York Herald, 08 January 1868, 7.

“Steinway Hall.—Mr. Jerome Hopkins gave his third concert for the benefit of the Orpheonists last night. The hall was crowded and the audience manifested their enthusiasm after each piece by extensive whistling and cat-calls. The programme comprised selections from classical composers and from Mr. Hopkins. The persons who took part in the concert were Mr. Caulfield, organist; Mrs. Abbott, soprano; Mr. Paige, tenor; Mr. Griswold, ditto; and the Helvetia Quartet Club. The organist played the Oberon overture in an original manner, as far as conception of idea and clearness of execution went; Mrs. Abbott sang a ballad entitled ‘If I Couldn’t How Could I—Could You?’ and solved the perplexing problem in a charming manner; and she substituted a Scotch song for Handel’s ‘Rejoice Greatly,’ at which the audience was proportionately delighted. Mr. Griswold sang ‘Bonnie Dundee’ very dramatically and otherwise satisfactorily, and the quartet and Mr. Paige were very good. If My Hopkins’ audience would only observe a little less demonstrative enthusiasm in whistling and screaming these concerts would be very enjoyable.”

Review: New York Post, 08 January 1868.

“Last evening Mr. Jerome Hopkins gave his third concert for the benefit of the Orpheonists, at Steinway Hall. As is usually the case with these concerts, the hall was crowded. The large proportion of young persons in attendance was very noticeable, and, also, we regret to say, the fact that these young persons were frequently and disagreeably noisy. The programme contained some judicious selections, which were performed by Mrs. Abbot [sic], Messrs. Griswold and Paige, the Hoboken Quartet Club and Mr. Hopkins. Mrs. Abbot sang the ballad, ‘If I Couldn’t How Could I—Could You,’ with much grace and expression, and Mr. Griswold gave the stirring and jovial Scottish song of ‘Bonnie Dundee’ with great spirit. The concert as a whole seemed to be much enjoyed.”