Annual Reid Concert 1861

Wednesday, February 13, 1861

General Reid's Commemoration Concert 1861


Mademoiselle Vaneri
Miss Susannah Cole
Miss Poole
Mr Allan Irving

Edinburgh Glee Union
The Choral Union

Harpist, Mr Frederick Chatterton
Pianist, Herr Bohrer
Leader, Mr William Howard
Conductor, Mr C.J. Hargitt

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part First
Overture, "Le Carneval Romain," (first time) ... Berlioz
Trio, "L'usato ardir," (Semiramide) ... Rossini
  Miss Susannah Cole, Miss Poole and Mr Allan Irving
Scena ed Aria, "Qui la voca," (Paritani) ... Bellini
Solo - Harp, "Reminiscences of Bellini," ... Chatterton
  Mr Frederick Chatterton
Part Song, "On a bank, two roses," ... Werner
  Edinburgh Glee Union
Old English, "The Bailiff's daughter," ... anon.
  Miss Poole
Scena ed Aria, "Nella Vita," ... Mercadante
  Mr Allan Irving
Glee, "Sleep gently, Lady," ... Sir Henry Bishop
  Choral Union
Canzonet, "Truth in Absence," ... Harper
  Miss Susannah Cole
Finale to the First Act of the unfinished Opera of Loreley, soprano solo and chorus, (first time here) ... Mendelssohn
  Mademoiselle Vaneri and The Choral Union

Part Second
Pastorale, Minuet and Grand March (The Garb of Old Gaul) ... General Reid
  Orchestra and Chorus
Duet, "Qui mi trasse," (Ernani) ... Verdi
  Mademoiselle Vaneri and Mr Allan Irving
Ballad, "The Mountaineer," ... Auber
  Miss Poole
Solo - Piano, "Le Prophete," ... Liszt
  Herr Bohrer
Glee, "How beautiful is night," ... J. S. Geikie
  Glee Union
Ballad, "The beating of my own heart," ... Macfarren
  Miss Susannah Cole
Song, "The Bee song," from "Queen Topaze" ... Massé
  Mademoiselle Vaneri
Hunting Song, "Rise! sleep no more," ... Benedict
  Choral Union
Trio, "My Lady, the Countess," ... Cimarosa
  Mademoiselle Vaneri, Misses Cole and Poole
Grand March,  from symphony, "The Power of Sound," ... Spohr


4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes

[Reid] Professor: 

The single sheet printed programme for this concert is available for consultation in the City of Edinburgh, Central Library, Music Department, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.   The programme does not indicate the time of the concert or the venue.  However, the same forces gave a similar concert on the following night, Thursday February 14, at 8 pm in the Music Hall, in the last concert of the Musical Association Season.  It seems likely that the Reid Concert was also given in the Music Hall.

The programme for this concert is not available for consultation in the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh.