St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church: Palm Sunday Service

Event Information

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

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Record Information


Last Updated:
23 January 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Apr 1870, Afternoon
10 Apr 1870, 7:00 AM
10 Apr 1870, 10:00 AM

Program Details

The items on the program were performed across several celebrations throughout the day; see New York Herald review of 04/11/70 for specifics.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Jubel-Messe; Mass, no. 2, op. 76, G major
Composer(s): Weber
Composer(s): Kinkel
Participants:  George Washbourne Morgan
Composer(s): Handel
Participants:  Eugénie de Lussan


Review: New York Herald, 11 April 1870, 3.

“The blessing and distribution of palms at this church took place at the seven o’clock A. M. low mass. No procession, however, gave effect o the ceremonies either at this or the ten o’clock service. The music was, as usual, very fine. The mass selected was Weber’s, in G. Colleti’s [sic] fine bass voice is now supplied by M. Weinlech [sic], and the change is very perceptible to the critical ear. M. Boy is the present tenor. Madame de Lussan still leads as soprano. Her Incarnatus Est and Da Nobis on yesterday were very fine; but at vespers in the afternoon she was superb in the Tantum Ergo from the Oratorio of ‘Joseph.’ Madame Anschutz’s Agnus Dei in the morning was truly fine, and so was Morgan’s voluntary fugue of Kinkel.” Concludes with descriptions of the church itself, and looks forward to an “orchestral service” the following week, which will also mark the completion of new portraits of St. Ct. Cecilia and King David.

Review: New York Sun, 11 April 1870, 2.

“…The music was, as usual, very fine. But Coletti’s fine bass voice is missed from the choir, M. Weinlich’s scarcely supplying it. Morgan’s voluntary fugue, from Kinkel, though fine, lacked the usual accompaniment of Toulemin’s harp.”