House of Commons Benefit

Event Information

City Assembly Rooms

Manager / Director:
Albert Braham [tenor, etc.]
Professor Macpherson

Price: $1 gentleman and ladies

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 June 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Nov 1862, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Albert Braham, vocal dir.; Prof. Macpherson, dancing dir.

Great Complimentary Concert and Ball to Messrs. Smith and Burlison, proprietors of the House of Commons.

There was a major fire on 11/16/1862 that damaged the House of Commons. SEE AR: NYT 11/17/1862, p.2.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 November 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 November 1862, 7.
Benefit for proprietors of the House of Commons, which suffered an “extensive conflagration . . . No effort having been spared by the Committee of Arrangements to secure first class artists, and make it the greatest success of the season; it is hoped the numerous friends of the unfortunate beneficiaries will muster strongly on the occasion.”