Easter Sacred Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
St. Ann's Church (Astor Pl.)

Conductor(s):
Louis Dachauer-Gaspard

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved

Event Type:
Choral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 July 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Unclear if the choir was that of St. Ann's Church or an outside amateur ensemble. Listed here as unidentified choir.

Luigi Gordigiani pieces (Mélodies sacrées selections, in order of performance):
- Prelude and chorus, part I
- La Sull’ Altar del Golgota, Part 2
- "Ave Maria," contralto solo

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Gordigiani
3)
aka Preghiera
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Lorenzo [bass] Remi
4)
aka La carita; Charity; Strength of the holy, virtue divine
Composer(s): Rossini
8)
Composer(s): Dachauer-Gaspard
9)
Composer(s): Gordigiani
Participants:  Octavie Gomien
10)
Composer(s): Donizetti
11)
Composer(s): Rossini
12)
aka Prayer; Preghiera; Mose in Egitto, Dal tuo stellato soglio
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Choir, Unidentified
13)
Composer(s): Unknown composer

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 April 1865, 7.
2)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 14 April 1865.

     Program.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 April 1865, 6.

     Program.

4)
Review: New York Post, 17 April 1865.

     “There was a very large and appreciative audience at St. Ann’s Church, Astor Place, last evening, on the occasion of an Easter Sacred Concert, given under the direction of Mr. Louis Dachauer, organist of the church. The programme presented several choice selections, and in every instance the performances fully equalled [sic] the promise. The concerted pieces, Piété (which was added to the programme last evening) for violin, piano and organ, by Messrs. J. & E. Schuberth and Dachauer, and the Invocation for horn, piano, and organ, by Messrs. H. Schmitz, E. Schuberth and L. Dachauer, were admirable.

     The solos by Signor L. Remi, Miss C. Huntley and Miss. O. Gomien were very fine, and the organ accompaniments of Mr. Dachauer were, as they always are, excellent. Considering that many of the performers are amateurs, not professionals, there is so much to commend, and so little to criticise, that the entire concert may be considered one of the most satisfactory and successful of the season.”