Sunday Evening Concert: 1st

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

George W. Colby

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 December 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Sep 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Sleep well, sweet angel; Sleep well, dear angel
Composer(s): Abt
Participants:  William Castle
Composer(s): Beriot
Participants:  Mathilde Toedt
Composer(s): Unknown composer


Announcement: New-York Times, 01 September 1866, 4.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 September 1866, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 03 September 1866, 5.

     “A very large audience attended the first of the Sunday evening concerts at Irving Hall last night.  Mr. Castle rendered ‘Sleep well, sweet angel,’ by Franz Abt, in a far different style from his ordinary standard in the concert hall.  He did full justice to this exquisite little gem.  Miss Kate McDonald and Mr. Campbell sang as might be expected from such artists, with taste and feeling. Miss Matilda Toedt appeared for the first time this season.  The fair violinist seems not to have deteriorated in practice or power in playing since she appeared in this hall at the close of the last season.

     Although the heat of the weather last night interfered materially with the violin, yet her execution of one of De Beriot’s fantasies was excellent.”

Review: New York Post, 03 September 1866.

     “The first sacred concert of the season at Irving Hall took place last evening. Miss Kate McDonald, Mlle. Matilda Toedt (violinist), Mr. William Castle, and Mr. S.C. Campbell acquitted themselves as usual, happily. The duets of the tenor and baritone—Messrs. Castle and Campbell—were especially well rendered. The fair violinist was encored.”