Concert und Ball des New-Yorker Allgemeiner Sängerbundes

Event Information

Germania Assembly Rooms

John [conductor] Rückner

Price: $1 for one man and one woman, $.50 for one woman

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
13 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

New Yorker Allgemeiner Sängerbund (musical union) is composed of Allemania, Germania, Schillerbund, Loreley, Social Liedertafel, and Williamsburg Saengerbund.

The concert was performed in two parts. The Beethoven septet (op. 20, E-flat major) was begun in the first part (Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto) and completed in in the second part (Andante, Scherzo, Presto).

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fantasie
Composer(s): Franchomme
Participants:  Frederick Bergner
Composer(s): Herbeck
Composer(s): Kücken


Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 27 November 1865.

     Announcement concerning the central committee for the Sängerfest.

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 02 December 1865, 6.

     Includes program.

Review: New York Herald, 05 December 1865, 5.

     “Musical Intelligence. The Saengerbund, a well known musical union, which at present is composed of the societies Allemania, Germania, Schillerbund, Loreley, Social Liedertafel and Williamsburg Saengerbund, held a musical celebration on Sunday night at the Germania Assembly Rooms, composed of a concert and ball, which was a well patronized affair.  The concert room, which was tastefully decorated, was fully occupied by the members and friends of the Saengerbund.  Prominent among the decorations was the splendid banner of the union.  The concert commenced shortly after eight o’clock by an instrumental performance by Messrs. Noll, Besig, Bergner, Rheder, Boehm, Schmitz, and Kuhlman, who performed a septet of Beethoven. This medley of musical compositions was rendered in an efficient manner; but an accident occurred during the performance, a portion of the stage broke down, which caused some delay.  Several choruses were rendered by the most prominent singers of the Saengerbund, among others [illegible]. The ball was commenced at 12 o’clock.”