Seventy-First Regiment Company G: Musical and Dramatic Entertainment

Event Information

Seventy-First Regiment Armory

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
17 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Dec 1869, Evening

Program Details

Farce performed by an unidentified amateur theatre company.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Review: New-York Times, 12 December 1869, 6.

“…The officers and members of Company G, Seventy-first Regiment, gave a musical and dramatic entertainment on Friday evening at their new armory in Thirty-second-street, near Sixth-avenue. The enterprise was a successful one, the room containing an audience of over 1,200 person [sic]. The programme presented by the Committee was both varied and excellent, comprising the performances of the Alleghanian vocalists and bell-ringers, pianoforte interpretations by Harry Sanderson, recitations by Mr. Wm. H. Pope, and a farce by an amateur company. Miss Hiffert proved too hoarse for singing, which was to be regretted, as she is a fine vocalist. The Alleghanians, however, succeeded in winning several encores, as did also Messrs. Sanderson and Pope. The recitations of the latter gentleman fully sustained his reputation, and the audience was thrilled by the dramatic rendition of the ‘Dying Soldier,’ ‘Barbara Freitche’ and ‘Sheridan’s Ride.’ The amateurs were also successful, the blunders being confined exclusively to the title of their farce. This idea of Company G is a very good one.”