Vocal and Instrumental Concert

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Price: $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 October 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Dec 1871, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Benedict
Participants:  Louise De Barros
Composer(s): Perelli
Participants:  Louise De Barros
aka The Three fishers;
Composer(s): Hullah
Text Author: Kingsley
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling


Announcement: New York Post, 02 December 1871, 4.
Announcement: New-York Times, 04 December 1871, 5.
Announcement: New York Post, 05 December 1871, 2.
Review: New York Post, 06 December 1871, 3.

“Before a small but cordial and friendly audience Madame de Barros (a lady who has sung in concerts in Philadelphia), made her début last night at Steinway Hall. She sang Benedict’s ‘Sky Lark’ and two other selections, and gave evidence of the possession of a fresh, sweet young voice, as yet imperfectly trained. She was well supported. Miss Sterling sang with her accustomed skill, and in ‘The Three Fishers’ showed a sentiment and feeling too often foreign to her otherwise admirable vocalization. Miss Celestine Gottschalk played with taste and finish some of the music of her celebrated brother, and Mr. Simpson, the tenor, and Mr. Remmertz, the basso, sang several of their favorite selections.”

Review: New-York Times, 06 December 1871, 5.

“The concert given at Steinway Hall last evening introduced to the audience Mme. de Barros, a lady well known in Philadelphia as an amateur songstress of decided merit. Mme. de Barros has a very sympathetic and tuneable voice, and she shows considerable skill in its management. In spite of a ‘stage fright,’ equal, seemingly, to downright terror, she sang Benedict’s ‘Skylark’ and Perelli’s ‘Gazzaniga Waltz’ with surety, taste and effect. Mme. de Barros had the assistance of Mr. F. Remmertz, Mr. George Simpson, Miss Celestine Gottschalk and Miss Antoinette Sterling. Miss Sterling has a magnificent contralto which would produce a deep impression in the concert-room if its possessor had sensibility and an artistic delivery. As Miss Sterling now sings, her selections are neither cheering nor pathetic; they are simply lugubrious.”