Children of the Sunday School of St. Ann's Church Annual Festival and Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

David Graham

Price: $.50; 25, children under 15

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 October 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Apr 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Drum Major Graham, 7th Regiment, dir. of two pieces

Program included a mixture of musical works and recitations and dialogs.

1. Josephine Pollard: “Loved ones at home” (chorus)
2. Recitation: “On the Times” (Master Sterling)
3. Song, “Robin’s red breast” (Barker)
4. “The Arab’s Farewell to His [illeg.] (Walker)
5. “The pic nic” [sic] (chorus)
6. Dialogue (Fanny and Mary)
7. Recitation
8. Duet for flute and guitar (N. and H. Clark)
9. Recitation: “The Leap for Life”
10. E. Miller (music)/S.S. Nash (lyrics): “Anniversary anthem” (Written for
this occasion) (chorus)
11. “Drummer’s call and, The” (Camp Quickstep) (R. Reynolds, H. Clark, Gerard, Lewis – under the baton of Graham)
12. Recitation: “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Walker)
13. “Spring buds sweet are blooming” (chorus)
14. Dialogue: “Laughing versus Crying,” A. D. Monroe, author (Murphy and George)
15. Recitation: J. Pollard, “Youthful Aspirations” (Little Cora)
16-18. Recitations, Little Frankie, Master Fleming, Little Rena
19. E. Miller: “Easter carol” (chorus)
20. Recitation: “The Sneak in School” (Walker)
21. George Baker: “Why do summer roses fade?” (Dolbear)
22. Recitation in Sign Language: “The Lord’s Prayer,” with Introductory Remarks by Rev. Dr. Gallaudet.
23. Presentation of Virginia Gallaudet Certificates Rewards of Merit
24. “Finale-Tattoo” (R. Reynolds, F. Reynolds, Gerard, N. Clark, H. Clark, Lewis, Glover, Blackwell – Graham directing)

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Arab's farewell to his steed
Composer(s): Blockley
Text Author: Norton
Participants:  Dudley Walker
aka Pic nic, The; Pic-nic
Composer(s): Thomas
aka Why do summer roses fade?
Composer(s): Barker
Participants:  Maria Dolbear


Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 April 1863, 7.
Difficult to read.  Musical performances are interspersed with recitations by Dudley Walker and dialogues by other students.