Organ Concert

Event Information

Holy Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Harlem

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 August 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Jun 1870, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka From the depths; Preghiera
Composer(s): Campana
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling
Composer(s): Campana
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling
aka Star, The
Composer(s): Mercadante
Participants:  Mrs. C. H. Bosworth


Review: New York Post, 03 June 1870, 4.

“A grand organ exhibition and concert was given last evening at Holy Trinity Church, Harlem, corner of Fifth avenue and One Hundred and twenty-fifth street, for the benefit of the organ fund. The church…is now, with the exception of the spire, entirely completed…

“The organ was built by Levi U. Stuart, of this city, has three banks of keys and forty stops running through. Its compass on the manual is C C to A, and on the pedals from C C C to E; for richness of tone it is not excelled by any organ in this city. Its exterior is exceedingly novel; the pipes are all exposed and most beautifully illuminated, and are so arranged as to form a hollow circle, through which may be seen the rich circular window of the church front.

“Professors S. P. Warren, Danforth, Burnap and Daniels exhibited the powers of the instrument and their various schools of playing, to good advantage and before a large and fashionable audience.

“Miss Nettie Sterling sang ‘Preghiera’ by Campana, and the ‘Three Fishers,’ as only she can sing them; while Mrs. C. H. Bosworth, the soprano of the church, gave with great effect ‘La Stella,’ by Mercadante.

“The whole affair was of the most delightful character, and we trust that it may have been sufficiently remunerative to the church to encourage them to give the citizens of Harlem a repetition of the treat.”

Review: New-York Times, 04 June 1870, 7.

Brief. “…An exhibition of the new grand organ was offered by Messrs. Warren, Burnap, Danforth and Daniels, and Miss Nettie Sterling and Mrs. C. H. Bosworth sang to the general delight. The audience was very numerous.”