St. Stephen Church Grand Ladies Fair and Festival

Event Information

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

Price: $.25; $1 season pass

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Record Information


Last Updated:
10 January 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Dec 1866, 3:00 PM
08 Dec 1866, 3:00 PM
09 Dec 1866, 3:00 PM

Program Details

Promenade concert every evening. Children not admitted after 6pm.

Unclear if Theodore Thomas conducted his orchestra at this festival. Advertisement in the New York Times only states: "Music furnished by the celebrated orchestra of Theodore Thomas." He almost certainly did not conduct this event on 12/09/66 because he is recorded as having conducted the Sunday Evening Concert: 15th at Steinway Hall.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 December 1866, 1.

“Proceeds to aid in paying for the nearly completed enlarging, heating by steam and decorating of the church. The Messrs. Steinway & Sons have kindly loaned one of their celebrated grand pianos.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 December 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New York Sun, 08 December 1866.