George W. Morgan Concert: 8th

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $.50, $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
13 January 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Topliff
Participants:  Kate McDonald [soprano]
aka Fischermädchen, Das; Guide au bord ta nacelle; Fishermaiden, The
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Text Author: Heine
Participants:  Kate McDonald [soprano]
aka Sleep well, sweet angel; Sleep well, dear angel
Composer(s): Abt
Participants:  Kate McDonald [soprano]


Advertisement: New-York Times, 01 June 1866.
Announcement: New York Herald, 02 June 1866, 5.

The last of the popular Sunday evening organ concerts for this season will take place at Irving Hall to-morrow evening.  Miss Kate McDonald, a promising young soprano who made a very successful debut at this hall in the early part of last month, will appear on this occasion.  The concert of last Sunday was very largely attended, and we may expect a similar jam to-morrow evening.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 03 June 1866.

“It will be a rare treat for those who desire to hear some of the finest artists in the metropolis.” 

Review: New York Herald, 04 June 1866, 5.

            “The rain last night did not decrease the usual large attendance at Irving Hall at the eighth organ concert.  The principal attraction was Miss Kate McDonald, the young soprano who made such a successful debut some time since at this hall. See snag Topliff’s Ruth and Naomi, Meyerbeer’s Fishermaiden and “Sleep Well, Sweet Angel,” by Franz Abt, in a style which fulfilled all the expectations formed of her at her debut. Her voice is brilliant and beautifully modulated, and, with a little more steadiness, it will be the nearest approach to perfect cultivation and finished tone that we have among our many excellent native vocalists. In the splendid trio from Kreutzer’s ‘Nachtlager in Granada,” sung by her and Messrs. Castle and Campbell, her voice was well managed and toned to blend in faultless harmony with the male voices. Mr. Morgan played effectively as usual, and was encored in many of his selections. This distinguished organist has just returned from Washington, where he gave two concerts in the New Calvary Baptist church, in presence of many of the notables of that city. Gounod’s Ave Maria, a duet for the organ and piano, was rendered by Messrs. Morgan and Colby in a manner that deserved the highest commendation.”