Benefit Bazaar for the Building Fund of St. Alban’s Church: Bazaar and Promenade Concerts

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Friedrich Bernhard Helmsmüller

Claudio Solomon Grafulla

Price: $.50; $2 season ticket includes opening night

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 October 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Apr 1865, 12:00 PM
28 Apr 1865, 12:00 PM
29 Apr 1865, 12:00 PM

Program Details

The Bazaar began at 12 p.m. and ended at 11p.m. “Promenade Concerts will be given every evening by Grafulla’s and Helmsmüller’s bands, alternatively.”

For the bazaar’s opening night, see 04/26/65 - Benefit Bazaar for the Building Fund of St. Alban’s Church: Opening Night of Bazaar and Promenade Band Concerts.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 April 1865.

     Advertises opening night as Tuesday, 04/25/65.

Announcement: New York Herald, 24 April 1865, 5.

     “Postponement of St. Alban’s Concert. In consequence of the obsequies of our lamented Chief Magistrate, the opening of St. Alban’s Bazaar is postponed to Wednesday evening, April 26, at half-past seven o’clock.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 26 April 1865, 5.

     “A Bazaar for the benefit of the building fund of St. Albans  Church of this city will be held at Irving Hall, commencing this evening (Wednesday) at 7½ o’clock, and continuing daily during the week from 12 m. to 11 p. m. The entertainments will be very varied and interesting.  On the first evening, Mendelssohn’s celebrated ‘Lobegesang,’ or ‘Hymn of Praise,’ will be sung by distinguished amateurs, and a Promenade Concert will be given each evening by Grafulla’s fine band.  Before closing each night, the ‘Tattoo’ will be beaten by the 12th Regiment Drum Corps. Great exertions have been used to make this Bazaar a brilliant affair, and profitable to the funds of the church.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 28 April 1865.