Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 8th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Henry Stephen Cutler

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 December 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Dec 1866, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Some of the citations record this as the seventh concert in the series; owing to an issue with scheduling on Mondays and Wednesdays, Music in Gotham counts this as the eighth. For an explanation of this discrepancy, see the program details of Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 1st on 11/12/66.

Dr. Cutler conducted the Cecilian Choir (Society of St. Cecilia).

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Master Richard Coker
Composer(s): Guglielmo
Participants:  Master Richard Coker
Composer(s): Handel
Participants:  Master Richard Coker
aka Hear Ye, Israel; Hear What The Lord Speaketh; Elias
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Text Author: Schubring
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Text Author: Schubring
Participants:  L. P. Thatcher [tenor]
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Participants:  Sherwood C. Campbell (role: Elijah);  Master Theodore J. Toedt [boy soprano] (role: The Youth)
aka Flag of our Union forever
Composer(s): Wallace
Text Author: Morris
aka Soldatenchor; Soldier's march
Composer(s): Gounod
Participants:  Society of St. Cecilia
aka Then round about the starry heavens
Composer(s): Handel
Participants:  Society of St. Cecilia
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Society of St. Cecilia
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Society of St. Cecilia
aka Introduction
Composer(s): Hérold
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
aka Blitz, Der ; Eclair, L'
Composer(s): Halévy
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
Composer(s): Stasny
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
aka Drommebilleder; Drømme Billeder fantasi; Traumbilder potpourri; Traumbilder selections; Traumbilder fantasie; Visions in a Dream; Pictures of dreams; Frambileter; Fraumbileter
Composer(s): Lumbye
Participants:  Eduard Heindl


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 December 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 24 December 1866, 4.

At conclusion of review for previous Wednesday's concert. "The next popular concert takes place on Wednesday next, when the Cecilian choir will again assist."

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 25 December 1866, 4.

"The next Wednesday Evening Popular Concert will take place on the 26th at Steinway Hall. The programme will be of a very miscellaneous character, comprising, among other attractions, several brilliant vocal solos by the celebrated boy-singer, Master Coker, who now sings with more brilliance than ever. Some members of the Cecilian Choir, led by Master Toedt, will sing some of the beautiful old English glees and madrigals which they render with such charming effect. These are by far the most interesting concerts of the season, excepting, of course, the Philharmonic and Symphony Concerts; and we hope to see the Hall as crowded on this occasion as it was last Wednesday evening, when the Cecilian Choir also assisted."

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 25 December 1866.

“With 100 men and children in the chorus.”

Review: New York Herald, 28 December 1866, 5.

“A very large audience assembled at Steinway Hall on Wednesday evening, at the popular concert. The Cecilian Choir, with orchestra and organ, gave some pieces and madrigals, oratorio and operatic choruses with stirring effect, and Master Richard Coker excelled his previous efforts in the beautiful songs which fell to his part. The programme was the most attractive, varied and brilliant we have heard at a concert this season, and for a popular concert was an unexpected one.”