Mina Geary Farewell Recital

Event Information

Venue(s):
Irving Hall

Conductor(s):
George Frederick Bristow

Price: $1

Event Type:
Choral

Performance Forces:
Orchestral, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
1 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 May 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

J. R. Thomas (music), George Cooper (text): unidentified composition on the “death of the late lamented President” (Thomas, chorus, orchestra)

The performance was originally scheduled for April 20; it was postponed, however, because of Lincoln’s assassination.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Moore's melodies
Composer(s): Moore
Text Author: Moore

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 April 1865, 7.

      Announces postponement of the performance until May 4.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 May 1865, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Post, 03 May 1865.
4)
Announcement: New York Herald, 04 May 1865.

      “This evening Miss Mina Geary, the favorite soprano of the concert-room, will give her farewell concert at Irving Hall.  She will be assisted by a host of artists.  In the programme, which is very full, and promises an excellent musical feast, we perceive that there is an elegiac ode on the death of Mr. Lincoln, arranged as a quartette, and solos, written by Mr. George Cooper, and composed by Mr. J.R. Thomas, who will sing the solo parts on this occasion.”