Sacred Concert

Event Information

St. Peter's Catholic Church (Barclay Street)

William F. Pecher

Price: $1

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Record Information


Last Updated:
6 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Apr 1869, Evening

Program Details

Program also included unidentified solo pieces performed by Mrs. Easton, Miss Gomien, and other unspecified performers (likely Messrs. Fritsch and Stand). Unclear if the chorus was that of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Heavens are telling; Schopfung, Die, Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
Composer(s): Haydn
Composer(s): Handel
aka Psalm 42; As the hart pants; For my soul thirsteth for God; My tears have been my meat; Why, my soul, art thou so vexed?; My God, within me is my soul cast down; The Lord hath commanded
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 23 April 1869, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 26 April 1869, 4.

Brief. “A sacred concert was given at St. Peter’s church, Barclay street, last evening. The church, which is quite a large edifice, was well filled, both in the body of the house and the galleries, there being probably 1,800 people in attendance. The singing was very fine indeed, especially the solos by Mrs. Easton and Miss Gomien and the duet by Messrs. Fritsche [sic] and Stand.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 26 April 1869, 5.

“A concert was given last evening at St. Peter’s Church, Barclay-st., which was so largely attended by the members of the parish that no standing-room was left in the sacred edifice. The programme included the ‘Heavens are Telling,’ the grand chorus of the oratorio of the ‘Creation,’ the Hallelujah chorus from the ‘Messiah,’ and Mendelssohn’s 42d Psalm, entire, beside a number of solo pieces, by Miss Gomien, Mrs. Easton, and others.”