Instrumental and Vocal Concert

Event Information

Clinton Hall

Price: $.50

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
3 October 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Mar 1866, Evening

Program Details

Concert given by Mr. T. H. Goldney.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ship on fire, man the life boat, The; Ship's on fire, The
Composer(s): Russell
Text Author: Mackay


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 March 1866.
Review: New York Herald, 04 March 1866.

“This gentleman was assisted by a number of singers and pianists, who sang and played some of the salon music of the present day very fairly. Mr. George Gru recited Russell’s ‘Ship on Fire’ in melodramatic manner; but we could not recognize a single feature of this superb creation of Russell in his version. The magnificent accompaniment was entirely ignored and the vocal part horribly mutilated. The rest of the programme was at least correctly rendered.”