Annual Reid Concert 1867

Wednesday, February 13, 1867

For this Annual Reid Concert Professor Oakeley invited August Manns and the Crystal Palace Orchestra from London to present the programme.  This would be first of two Annual Reid Concerts featuring Manns and his London orchestra.  They returned in February 1868.


Madame Sainton-Dolby - contralto
Mdlle Enequist - soprano
Mr W.H. Cummings - tenor
Herr Ernst Pauer - pianoforte
Monsieur Sainton - leader and solo violin
Herr A. Manns - conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I
Introduction, Pastorale, Minuet and March ... General Reid
Sinfonia No.6 (Pastorale)  ... Beethoven

An interval of five minutes

Duet, "Sovvenir!" ... Pinsuti
  Madlle. Enequist and Mr Cummings
Air, "Per pietà,non ricercate," ... Mozart
  Madame Sainton-Dolby
Piano Concerto, in F minor, Op. 79 ... Weber
  Herr Ernst Pauer
Song, "Farewell! if ever fondest prayer," Op. 15 No.1 ... H.S.Oakeley
  Mr Cummings
Song, "L'air du Rossignol," ... Victor Massé
  Madlle. Enequist, (Flute Obbligato) Mr A Wells
Overture, "Hebrides," Op. 26 ... Mendelssohn

An interval of fifteen minutes

Part II
Violin Concerto, in E minor, Op. 64  ... Mendelssohn
  M. Sainton
Lied and Romance, (a) "O du mein Mond in stille Nacht," Op.10 No.1 
   (b) "A qui pense-t'il?" Op. 13 No.2 ... H.S.Oakeley
Pianoforte solos, (a) Air and Gavotte ... Sebastian Bach
  (b) Andante spianato, and Polonaise de Concert ... Chopin
  Herr Pauer
Duet, "Serbami ognor," (Semiramide) ... Rossini
  Madame Sainton-Dolby and Madlle Enequist
Song, "Adelaide," Op. 48 ... Beethoven
  Mr Cummings
Ballads (a) "Home they brought her Warrior dead," 
(b) "The Troubadour,"  Op.1 Nos.2 and 5 ... H.S.Oakeley
  (By desire)    Madame Sainton-Dolby
Trio "Ti prego," ... Curschmann
  Madame Sainton-Dolby, Madlle. Enequist and Mr Cummings
Overture, "Guillaume Tell," ... Rossini


28 page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The descriptive notes for the Beethoven symphony include musical examples and the texts of Thomson's "Seasons".  Written by W.P. the note is From the Book of Words of a "New Philharmonic" Concert in 1861.   It is followed by a short paragraph written by Professor Oakeley.
The note for the Mendelssohn overture was written by August Manns and is taken From a Crystal Palace Programme.  This note is also followed by a short paragraph written by Professor Oakeley.

Words are printed in the original language for each of the songs, with translations into English for the Lied and Romance and for the Semiramide.
Professor Oakeley also provided short notes for the other orchestral works and some of the vocal items.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Area and Front Gallery, 5s; Under Gallery and Back Gallery, 3s. Tickets may be obtained at Wood & Co., 49 George St. and Paterson & Sons, 27 George St.
Publicity and Reviews: 

The advance notice leaflet stated:

REID CONCERT - 1867 - The Annual Concert will take place in the Music Hall, George Street, on Wednesday evening, February 13th.
Artistes: Madame Sainton-Dolby, Madlle Enequist, Mr W. H. Cummings, Herr Pauer - pianoforte, Monsieur Sainton - violin
The orchestra consisting of upwards of fifty performers, has been selected from Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and the Crystal Palace
Leader: M. Sainton   Conductor: Herr A. Manns
N. B. The doors will be opened at a quarter to seven as the concert will commence at half-past seven o'clock, by which time the audience are earnestly requested to be seated.