Wood's Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

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Record Information


Last Updated:
19 November 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM
21 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM
22 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM
23 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM
24 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM
25 Jul 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
Text Author: Moser
aka Target excursion; Panorama of the North River


Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 July 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 July 1863, 7.
“FOURTH WEEK OF THE PANORAMA.  First appearance since his return from Europe of David S. Wambold, the popular ballad singer.  Reappearance of the universal favorite Frank Brower, the original ‘Happy Unlce Tom.’”
Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 July 1863, 115.
“There is to be a dashing reserve force brought into play this week at Wood’s Minstrels, and we’ll wager Brooks’ clothing store—how are you, Brooksey?—against the Seventh-avenue Arsenal, that there will be vast audiences in attendance all the week.  These fresh recruits—and not raw recruits, by chalks—are Dave Wambold and Frank Brower.  Wambold is one of the sweetest ballad singers we ever listened to; he has been absent a few years in England, singing with Christy’s and other bands in London, and through the provinces, where he was received with much favor.  Mr. Wood has done another wise act in securing the services of Mr. Wambold.  The other acquisition is an old friend, Frank Brower, who has had a furlough for a few months, but who resumes his position with Mr. Wood this evening, July 20th.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 July 1863, 7.

Review: New York Clipper, 01 August 1863, 123.

“Excellent business ruled with Wood’s Minstrels during the past week, the entertainments being attended by large and fashionable audiences throughout.  The auditorium presented a splendid sight, owing to the large number of ladies present, most of whom were dressed in those light, summer fabrics which give such a cool and beautiful appearance to the wearer.  Mr. David Wambold made his first appearance here since his return from Europe, on the 20th, and met with an enthusiastic welcome.  David sings as sweetly as ever; his lower notes seem to have gained in strength since he was last with us.  Frank Brower, who made his re-appearance after a few months’ absence, was also warmly received; the performances of these two clever artists adding greatly to the interest of the entertainment. The panorama of the Hudson river continues as an attractive feature.”