Concert of Sacred and Miscellaneous Music

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 May 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Mar 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 March 1864.
Conkey is “a pupil of Mrs. E. Seguin.”
Announcement: New York Post, 09 March 1864, 2.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 March 1864.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 March 1864, 9.

Announcement: New-York Times, 12 March 1864.

Review: New York Post, 14 March 1864, 2.

“Mr. William A. King, the pianist, gave on Saturday evening, at Irving Hall, a concert, which, nothwithstanding the counter attractions of the Philharmonic, was fairly attended. Mr. King played well, and Miss Conkey, a young lady of this city sang with acceptation, giving promise of superior ability.”

Review: New-York Times, 14 March 1864, 4.

“Mr. W. A. King gave an agreeable miscellaneous concert at Irving Hall. One of the most attractive features of the entertainment (which we lack opportunity to otherwise refer to,) was the rentrée of Mrs. Barclay, a lady who possesses an exquisite contralto voice, thoroughly true and pure, and used with taste and skill. Considering the rarity of such a voice and the scarcity of good concert singers, it is a pity that Mrs. Barclay should come before the public at such long intervals. The lady has not sung in public—to our knowledge—for three or four years.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 14 March 1864, 5.

“The concert of Mr. King on Saturday night at Irving Hall was liberally attended, and passed off well. Mr. King in addition to his skill as an organist is a brilliant pianist. There was much acceptable vocal music, especially of a religious order.”

Review: Musical Review and World, 26 March 1864, 105.

“The well-known organist Mr. Wm. A. King, and Miss Mary E. Conkey gave a concert at Irving Hall, assisted by Mrs. J. H. Barclay and Messrs. George Simpson and J. R. Thomas. Mrs. Barcaly made a very agreeable impression by her fine contralto voice, and the tasteful manner in which she used it.”