Deutscher Liederkranz Musical Soiree: 4th

Event Information

Liederkranz Hall

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Mar 1866, Evening

Program Details

Orchestra of “Dilletanten.”

Haydn: Die Schöpfung (selections from the 2nd and 3rd parts)

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Frey
Composer(s): Haumann
Participants:  Mathilde Toedt
aka Sleep well, sweet angel; Sleep well, dear angel
Composer(s): Abt
Participants:  Kate McDonald [soprano]
Composer(s): Gumbert
Participants:  Kate McDonald [soprano]
aka Andante and rondo capriccioso
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Participants:  George Washbourne Morgan


Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 05 March 1866, 118.

The amateur orchestra gave its fourth concert at the Liederkranz Hall.

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 05 March 1866, 8.

The event was attended by a sophisticated and large audience. The men’s chorus performed especially the “Husaren Lied” with precision and tender nuances. Ms. Toedt’s “Fantasie Brilliante” was enthusiastically received. She has improved significantly and is very promising. Ms. McDonald sang her solos with a lovely and well-trained voice, which received loud applause. Morgan played the “Rondo” with much accuracy on a splendid Steinway grand piano.

The second part of the program was not performed as powerfully by the chorus as we are used to; however, it was clearly practiced thoroughly and with diligence. The solos were performed decently.

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 12 March 1866, 130.

Men’s Liederkranz chorus’ performance of Frey’s “Husarenlied” was very enjoyable. (…) Mr. Morgan played Mendelssohn’s “Rondo Capricioso” with much accuracy. (We rely regarding this review on a friend who attended the program, because the Secretary of the Liederkranz neglected to send tickets to the members of the press).