St. Johannes Church Sunday School: Benefit Concert and Ball

Event Information

Germania Assembly Rooms

R. Göller [org/piano/cond]

Price: $1

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

St. Johannes Church is on Christopher Street.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Berner
Participants:  Laetitia Männerchor
aka Gipsy Life
Composer(s): Schumann
Participants:  Laetitia Gesangsverein
aka Buried love
Composer(s): Turner
Composer(s): Bellini
Composer(s): Marschner


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 11 December 1864.

      Gives incorrect information regarding the event’s date: “On Wednesday, the 11th of December, 1864.”

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 December 1864.

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 December 1864.

“The concert of the ‘Laetitia’ chorus — the best of St. John’s Sunday school — was held Wednesday evening in the Germania Assembly Rooms. It was one of the best that this church choir has ever presented. The arrangements for the festival, which applies to both the anniversary celebration of the Sunday-school club as well as that of the saint for which this church was named, left nothing more to be desired.  Attending this was an exceptional [illeg.]. Choruses and solos had been competently rehearsed and were presented well, which is to be expected of a choir that presents difficult motets and hymns every Sunday with precision. The St. John’s parish can be proud of its choir; for his tireless service, the director, Mr. R. Goller, to whom the success of the concert must be attributed, deserves recognition from all sides, including the concert’s audience. In any case, the festival’s outcome was such that the Sunday-school club can be satisfied with it.”