George Morgan Annual Concert: George Morgan Benefit

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Henry Stephen Cutler

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
19 October 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Dec 1866, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Includes members of the choir of the Society of St. Cecilia. The unidentified vocal work by Rossini is a buffo song.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Verdi
Composer(s): Knight
Text Author: Willard
Participants:  Jules G. Lumbard
Composer(s): Morgan
Participants:  Jules G. Lumbard
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  John Rogers Thomas
Composer(s): Hatton
Text Author: Bellamy
Participants:  John Rogers Thomas
aka Grande fantaisie dramatique sur les themes de Faust
Composer(s): Pattison
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
aka We’re all a noddin'; We are all nodding; We’re a nodding
Participants:  Society of St. Cecilia
Composer(s): Artôt
Participants:  Julius Eichberg
Composer(s): Unknown composer
aka Midsummer night's dream, A; wedding march
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 December 1866.
Announcement: New York Herald, 17 December 1866, 5.
Review: New York Herald, 17 December 1866, 7.

“G. W. Morgan’s annual concert last evening was at least an artistic success. The programme, a very lengthy one, was intrusted to a number of professionals who had volunteered to assist the beneficiaire, and gave such decided satisfaction that nearly every piece was encored. Mr. Walter R. Johnson played an organ voluntary in good style. Mr. J. G. Lumbard sang a cavatina from Ernani, and surpassed himself in ‘Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep,’ and in a rather lugubrious song, ‘Lost Hope,’ written for him by Mr. Morgan. Mr. J. R. Thomas failed to render one of Rossini’s buffo songs with the brio of the inimitable Signor Ferranti, but was rapturously applauded for his ‘Siren the Cellarer,’ which he sang with great breadth of expression and comic power. Mr. Pattison played a fantasie on Faust with his usual brilliancy. Other morceaux on the bill were rendered by Misses Marie Abbott and Kate Comstock Burr, vocalists; Messrs. Frank Gilder and A. H. Pease, pianists, and Mr. Julius Eichberg, violinist. Masters Toedt, Somers and Bourne, of the Cecilian Choir, gave the angel trio from Elijah, and several members of the same corps sang Méhul’s Madrigal, ‘We’re all a noddin’, their proficiency reflecting credit upon Dr. Cutler, the musical director. Mr. Geo. W. Morgan also appeared and performed the overture to William Tell. Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March,’ by Messrs. Colby, Dressler, Gilder, Berge and Morgan brought the evening to a close.”