New York Institution for the Blind

Event Information

Irving Hall

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
14 April 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 May 1866, Evening

Program Details

Vocal and instrumental performances and readings by pupils of the New York Institution for the Blind.


Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 12 May 1866.

“The anniversary exhibition of the pupils of the New York Institution for the Blind, took place at Irving Hall last evening. The hall was filled to its utmost capacity, many more persons being present than could be accommodated with seats. These exercises consisted of music, both vocal and instrumental, by the pupils, and recitation in natural philosophy, geography, and mental arithmetic, with reading by means of raised print.  The recitations displayed a degree of proficiency in the various branches exhibited, highly creditable to the patience and intelligence of both teachers and pupils.

. . . The music—songs, choruses and solo and concerted pieces—was very good and was generally applauded.”