George Morgan Organ Concert: 4th

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $.50, $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 May 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Stransky
aka March; Fest march; Festmarsch; Grand march; Tannhauser. Freudig begrussen wir die edle Halle. Allegro
Composer(s): Wagner
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
Composer(s): Morgan
aka Monk, The; Mönch, Der
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
aka grand trio
Composer(s): Rossini


Announcement: New York Post, 03 May 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 03 May 1866.
Announcement: New York Post, 05 May 1866.

“These concerts have so far been among the successes of our musical season”

Review: New York Herald, 08 May 1866.

“The audience which attended the fourth of the Sunday evening concerts at this hall was much larger than any preceding one.  The introduction of the violincello [sic] as a solo instrument was a new feature at this concert….Mr. George W. Morgan gave the Tannhauser March in a style which deservedly brought forth an encore. He then played the Tell Overture, and was again encored. The insatiate audience were content with letting him off the third time with his fantasia on ‘Home, sweet home.’  Of the vocal pieces, the best and most telling was a descriptive piece by Meyerbeer, called ‘The Monk.’  We have never heard Mr. Jules Lumbard’s voice to such advantage as in this fine bass solo.  The many conflicting passions that convulsed the brain of the kneeling Cistercian votary were portrayed by him with dramatic effect and power.  If he would study articulation and distinctness more, he would remove the only objectionable feature in his voice. The war song from Eli was well rendered by Mr. Castle. The grand trio by Rossini, sung before in this hall by the same artists (Messrs. Castle, Campbell and Lumbard) concluded the concert. The fifth will take place on Sunday next, and will contain some new features in the vocal and instrumental parts.”