Annual Reid Concert 1863

Friday, February 13, 1863
8.00 pm

Programme details are taken from the report of the Reid Commemoration concert printed in The Scotsman,  Saturday Feb. 14 1863.


Mdlle Parepa
Miss Poole
Mr Miranda
Mr Allan Irving

Edinburgh Glee Union

Signor Andreoli
Herr Boscovitch

The Band of the Scots Greys
Mr David Owen - director


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Overture: "Egmont" ... Beethoven

"Are the white hours for ever fled" ... Callcott
  Edinburgh Glee Union

Part-song: "When evening's twilight" ... Hatton
  encored, with Hatton's "Beware."

Scena: "What shall I sing" ... Benedict
  Mdlle. Parepa (composed expressly for Mlle. Parepa)

Shadow song from "Dinorah" ... Meyerbeer

"Laughing song" from "Manon Lescaut"... Auber

Trio: "I'm not the Queen, ha, ha" from "The Rose of Castille" ... Balfe
  Mlle Parepa, Miss Poole, Mr Miranda

"My boyhood's home" from "Amilie, or the love test" ... Rooke
  Mr Allan Irving

A quartett closed the vocal part of the programme (no details of work or performers are given)

Pastorale, minuet and march ... General Reid

Publicity and Reviews: 

Review of this concert in The Scotsman, Saturday Feb 14, 1863.
"The Reid Commemoration Concert ... took place in the Music Hall ... which was filled from floor to ceiling.  In consequence of the judicious concession of the Professor to the claims of the students, there was nothing like the unseeemly disturbances of last year.

[Reid] Professor: