Church Music Association Public Rehearsal

Event Information

Steinway Hall

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Record Information


Last Updated:
28 November 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jan 1872, 3:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Composer(s): Mozart
Composer(s): Wallace


Announcement: New York Post, 24 January 1872, 2.
Announcement: New-York Times, 25 January 1872, 5.
Review: New-York Times, 31 January 1872, 5.

“The first rehearsal for the second concert of the Church Music Association took place on Thursday, the 25th, and was in all respects encouraging. There is scarcely any great work on which the labors of the Association could so well be bestowed as the Requiem of Mozart, whether we consider its romantic history as the last effort of the much-loved composer, the unworthy and foolish prejudice which has kept it out of our concert-rooms, or the wonderful beauty and impressiveness of the work itself. In a choral rehearsal the interest naturally converged on the quartets, ‘Tuba Mirum,’ the ‘Recordare,’ and the sublime ‘Benedictus,’ which were all listened to on Thursday with every mark of satisfaction by a large and refined audience. The choruses increase in numbers and improve in tone, and we trust that none who love the better kind of music will fail to take advantage of the three rehearsals yet to come, and to make themselves perfectly acquainted with a work which is likely and deserves to be immortal.”