Campbell's Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Palace of Music

Manager / Director:
M. C. Campbell [minstrel]

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
14 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM
11 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM
12 Nov 1862, 3:00 PM
12 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM
13 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM
14 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM
15 Nov 1862, 3:00 PM
15 Nov 1862, 7:45 PM

Program Details

G.J. Raynor, vocal dir.; M. Freisling, leader; Ned Davis, stage mgr.

Opening Night.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Lemburg
Participants:  Campbell's Minstrels
3)
aka Grand operatic scene
Participants:  Campbell's Minstrels
5)
aka My love's gone; Oh, my love's gone
Composer(s): Whirlall
Text Author: Dinglefelt
Participants:  Ned [Campbell's] Davis
6)
Composer(s): Keller
Text Author: Hemans
7)
aka Mickey is gone away
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
8)
aka Nellie Gray; Nellie Grey
Composer(s): Balfe
Text Author: Oxenford
Participants:  G. J. [minstrel] Raynor
12)
aka You'll remember me
Composer(s): Balfe
Text Author: Bunn
Participants:  Ned [Campbell's] Davis
13)
aka Essence of old Virginia; Essence of ol' Virginny; Essence of ole Virginia; Quint essence of Old Virginny; Quaint essence of Old Virginny; Quintessence of Old Virginny; Essence of Old Birginia
Participants:  Master (Campbell) Gibbs
14)
aka Little Katy; Hot corn, who’ll buy
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
15)
Composer(s): Harvey
Text Author: Richardson
17)
Composer(s): Unidentified
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
19)
aka Woman is changeable
Composer(s): Verdi
21)
aka Clarionet solo, with variations
Participants:  M. J. Solomons [minstrel-clarinet] (clarinet)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 November 1862, 7.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 November 1862, 7.
Calls the venue “Campbell’s Minstrel Hall.”
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 November 1862, 7.
VENUE NOTE: “This magnificent Hall is now undergoing extensive alterations and improvements. Viz: laying a new floor, so as to command a full view of the stage, building a vestibule, remodeling the stage, &c.” PEOPLE NOTE: “Mr. M.E. [sic] Campbell, associated for many years with Christy’s, Wood’s, and other popular companies.”
4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 November 1862, 7.
Full program. The song “Nelly Gray” was “composed expressly for Mr. Raynor, by Balfe. . . . NOTICE – BY REQUEST OF MANY FAMILIES, Grand Matinee every Wednesday and Saturday, Commencing at 3 o’clock, for ladies and children.”
5)
Announcement: New York Herald, 10 November 1862, 8.
“The minstrels – Wood’s, Bryants’ and Christy’s – are all doing such good business that a fourth troupe – Campbell’s has not feared to enter the field of competition.”
6)
Announcement: New-York Times, 10 November 1862.
7)
Announcement: New York Post, 10 November 1862.
“A new hall of Ethiopian minstrelsy has been added to the three places of entertainment of this class now flourishing in this city. Campbell’s Minstrels, so well known in the profession, have been refitting the old Cremorne Garden Hall, in Fourteenth street, and will open it to-night for negro minstrelsy.”
8)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 11 November 1862, 7.
9)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 November 1862, 7.
Some of the names.
10)
Review: New-York Times, 12 November 1862, 8.

Campbell, the popular baritone, has opened the Music Hall of Cremorne Gardens . . . with an excellent band of minstrels.  The thousands who live on the west side of the City will benefit by this new enterprise.”

11)
Review: New York Clipper, 22 November 1862, 255.
“[A]ttendance was very large.”