Vocal and Instrumental Benefit Concert for the Destitute Children of Seamen

Event Information

Residence of A. Woodruff Brown

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 August 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Jan 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka See the pale moon; Luna bianca; Una sera d’amore; Sweetly the moonlight gleaming
Composer(s): Campana
aka Ah, mio figlio; Beggar's song; Prophete. Ah! mons fils
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling
aka The Three fishers;
Composer(s): Hullah
Text Author: Kingsley
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling
aka Fantaisie sur Gounod's Faust
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli


Review: New York Post, 09 January 1867.

“A charity concert, for the benefit of the destitute children of seamen, was given last evening at the residence of Dr. A. W. Brown, No. 3 Great Jones street. The rooms were filled by a large and fashionable company, and the concert was not only enjoyable, but was, we are glad to know, very successful, realizing a considerable sum for the charitable purpose for which it was given. Mr. B. P. Thatcher sang the charming duet ‘Guarda che Blanca Luna,’ with Miss Nettie Sterling, in a very finished manner, rendering it one of the successes of the evening. Miss Sterling, whose well modulated voice has rarely been heard to better advantage, sang the ‘Ah, mio figlio’ of Meyerbeer and the plaintive lament ‘The Three Fishers,’ in a very graceful and effective manner. Mr. Poznanski played several pieces on the violin acceptably, and Mr. James P. Wehli gave his well known fantasie on melodies in ‘Faust,’ and a grand national fantastie, also of his own arrangement, in the magnificent style which has made him such a favorite here. This array of notable artists for a private concert was unusual, and the result was, as we have stated, an agreeable evening and a very satisfactory pecuniary return.”