German Presbyterian Church Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
German Presbyterian Church

Conductor(s):
Schuler

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Nov 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Little Church
Composer(s): Becker
3)
Composer(s): Speyer
Text Author: Kopisch
4)
aka Home sweet home
Composer(s): Thalberg
6)
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  G. C. [tenor] Lockwood
8)
Composer(s): Weiss
10)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Marie Abbott
11)
Composer(s): Kreutzer
12)
aka Sleep well, sweet angel; Sleep well, dear angel
Composer(s): Abt
13)
aka To thee my heart belongeth
Composer(s): Verdi

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 05 November 1866.
2)
Review: New York Herald, 06 November 1866, 5.

“A sacred concert was given last evening at the German Presbyterian church, at the corner of Madison and Montgomery streets. . . . The vocal performances were acceptable, including some singing by the choir, but the piano playing and the accompaniments were unworthy [of] the attention of the audience of a fourth rate concert saloon. The assemblage, which was quite large, was, however, indulgent, and overlooked many shortcomings which a more critical gathering would not easily have forgotten.”

3)
Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 07 November 1866, 218.

Just a listing of the pieces performed.

4)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 07 November 1866, 8.

The concert was exceptionally well attended. Most of the choral performances impressed with high accuracy. Stein’s performance was splendid. He excelled not just with his beautiful voice but also with his artistically beautiful presentation. Mrs. Abbott and Lockwood pleased as well. The piano performance was less satisfactory.