Colonia Vocal Society Grand Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Irving Hall

Conductor(s):
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Carl [cond.-composer] Sahm

Price: $1 for one man and one woman

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
11 September 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

“Using a piano from Steinway and Sons.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Farini [piano-composer]
5)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
6)
aka Work, flute, unidentified
Participants:  Felice J. Eben
7)
Composer(s): Sahm
Participants:  Colonia Gesangverein

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 30 December 1865, 7.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 30 December 1865, 3.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 30 December 1865.
4)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 01 January 1866, 8.

     The concert was not very good except maybe for the two overtures, the solos of Mollenhauer and Eben and two chorus pieces. Farini is a skillful performer; however, he should stay away from composing. C. Sahm’s “Fischermädchen” is boring and slow [rest of review illegible].

5)
Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 08 January 1866, 23.

     The concert was neither well attended nor performed too well. However, we want to acknowledge the chorus’s willingness to perform in front of larger audiences and they should continue to do so.