Benefit Concert: Spanish Episcopal Church of Santiago

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Pedro de Abella

Price: $1.50

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 April 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Feb 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Benefit for the Spanish Episcopal Church of Santiago (22nd St. near Fifth Ave.).

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Rigoletto, quartet
Composer(s): Verdi
Composer(s): Donizetti
Composer(s): Rossini
Composer(s): Bellini
Participants:  Mrs. [vocalist] Mitchell
Composer(s): Verdi


Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 February 1869, 12.
Announcement: New York Post, 27 February 1869.
Review: New York Herald, 28 February 1869, 7.

“A concert was given at Irving Hall last night for the benefit of the Spanish Episcopal Church of Santiago in Twenty second street, at which nearly a dozen artists, under the direction of Signor Abella, appeared.  The programme was entirely Italian, with the exception of Mlle. Filomeno’s Gottschalk solo on the piano and Vieuxtemp’s solo on the violin.  Mme. D’Angri and Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. Mixsell, G. E. Hull and other artists combined to make the concert an interesting one.  The ‘Rigoletto’ quartet and the ‘Lucia’ finale were the features of the programme.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 03 March 1869, 5.

“A grand concert was given at Irving Hall last Saturday evening for the benefit of the Spanish Episcopal Church of Santiago in this city (Twenty-second st., near Fifth ave.). Ten artists and amateurs had tendered their services, and the programme was well chosen and not too long. The audience was large and fashionable, and lavish of applause. Miss Josefina Filomeno’s fantasia on the piano, and her finely executed violin solo, from Vieuxtemps, were both tumultuously encored. D’Angri and Mrs. Mixsell rendered an aria from ‘I Puritani’ with fine effect, receiving a number of bouquets. Encores and bouquets, in truth, were distributed with much impartiality, especially to the ladies. Mr. Gustavus F. Hall’s cavatina from the Barber of Seville, and Senor J. Boy’s song from ‘Un ballo in Maschera,’ were also deservedly encored. The concert must have been pecuniarily successful.”