27 January 1826

First Subscription Concert by Andrew and Mary Ashe

Dublin: Concert Rooms, Masonic-Hall

Time: Evening, Half Past Eight o’Clock

Subscription Concert, Non-Subscribers: 7s.

 

Programme

Part I  
Overture Haydn
Trio, ‘In queste piagge amene’Miss Eliza Ashe, Miss Emma Ashe,
Miss Honoria Ashe
Pucitta
Recited AriaMr. LichtenthalMozart
Air, ‘Non, je ne veux pas chanter’ N. Isouard
Harp Fantasia     Miss E. AsheBochsa
Duet, ‘Jess Mac Pharlane’                   Miss Ashe, Miss Emma Ashe 
Rondo BrilliantMr. MoschelesMoscheles
Part II  
Duet, ‘Tu la’ ami’Mrs. and Miss AsheBraham
French Romance with Guitar Accomp.  Voice and Guitar: Mr. Lichtenthal 
Piano FantasiaMr. MoschelesMoscheles
Song, ‘You’ll love me won’t you’Miss AsheT. Ditchfield
Duet, ‘When thy bosom heaves the sigh!’Miss Ashe, Mr. LichtenthalBraham
‘Hark the Convent Bell is ringing’Miss Ashe, Choir 
Principal Vocalists: Mrs. Ashe, Miss Eliza Ashe, Miss Emma Ashe, Miss Honoria Ashe; Mr. Lichtenthal  
Principal Instrumentalists: Misses Ashe; Messrs. Ashe, Lichtenthal, Moscheles, Pigott, R. Walsh  
Leader: Mr. Pigott; Conductor: Mr. William Walsh

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Programme Notes: According to the review by the Dublin Evening Mail on February 1, the concert was opened with the trio and not with the overture—There were a lot of advertisements starting from December for the Four Subscriptions concerts by Mr. and Mrs. Ashe. Moscheles, after his second concert on January 23, decided to extend his stay in Dublin and to perform at the first concert of Mr. and Mrs Ashe. Therefore, I am only including advertisements after January 23.

Advertisements

Dublin Evening Post (January 24, 1826): 2.

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. and MRS. ASHE have the honor of acquainting the Nobility, Gentry, and their Friends generally, that there will be FOUR PRIVATE CONCERTS, on a similar plan as those of last season, under the immediate patronage of several distinguished Personages.

THE FIRST CONCERT will take place in the CONCERT ROOMS, MASONIC-HALL, Dawson-street, on FRIDAY next, the 27th of JANUARY, 1826, for which evening the so justly celebrated Mr. MOSCHELES has most kindly postponed his departure for London, and will display his unrivalled powers on the Piano-Forte, for the LAST time during his present visit to Dublin, and will perform a brilliant RONDO, and a Grand FANTASIA in course of the Concert.

Subscription to the Four Concerts, One Guinea.

As the number of Subscribers must unavoidably be limited, those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend honouring these Performances with their presence, are most respectfully requested to be early in their application to Mr. and Mrs. ASHE, by whom alone Subscriptions are received, in order to avoid the possibility of issuing more Tickets than the Rooms can conveniently accommodate.

To meet the wishes of occasional Visitors, a certain number of Non-Subscribers’ Tickets, at Seven Shillings each, will be issued for the above evening.

The most favourite Vocal Music will be brought forward at these Concerts, interspersed with Solo and Concerted Pieces on the Piano Forte, Harp, Violin, Flute and Violoncello, by Mr. and the Misses Ashe, Mr. R. Walsh, and a Subscriber.

Mr. W. Walsh will preside at the Piano Forte.

The Concert to commence at Half-past Eight o’Clock.

Further particulars will be duly announced.

15, Dawson-street, Jan. 23, 1826.

Dublin Morning Advertiser (January 25, 1826): 1.

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. and MRS. ASHE

HAVE the honor of acquainting the Nobility, Gentry, and their Friends generally, that there will be

FOUR PRIVATE CONCERTS,

On a similar Plan as those of last Season, under the immediate Patronage of several distinguished Personages. The FIRST CONCERT will take place in the CONCERT ROOMS, MASONIC HALL, Dawson-street.

On FRIDAY next, the 27th of JANUARY, 1826,

For which evening the so justly celebrated Mr. MOSCHELLES has most kindly postponed his departure for London, and will display his unrivalled powers on the Piano Forte, for the Last time during his present visit to Dublin, and will perform a Grand Fantasia and Brilliant Rondo in course of the Concert.

Subscription to the Four Concerts, One Guinea.

As the number of Subscribers must unavoidably be limited, those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend honouring these Performances with their presence, are most respectfully requested to be early in their application to Mr. and Mrs. ASHE, by whom alone Subscriptions are received, in order to avoid the possibility of issuing more Tickets than the Rooms can conveniently accommodate.

To meet the wishes of occasional Visitors, a certain number of Non-Subscribers’ Tickets, at Seven Shillings each, will be issued for the above evening.

The most favourite vocal Music will be brought forward at these Concerts, interspersed with Solo and Concerted Pieces on the Piano Forte, Harp, Violin, Flute and Violoncello, by Mr. and the Misses Ashe, Mr. R. Walsh, and a Subscriber.

Mr. W. Walsh will preside at the Piano Forte.

The Concert to commence at half-past Eight o’clock.

Further particulars will be duly announced.

15th, Dawson-street, Jan. 23, 1826.

Dublin Morning Advertiser (January 27, 1826): 1.

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. AND MRS. ASHE

HAVE the honor of acquainting the Nobility, Gentry, and their Friends generally, that there will be

FOUR PRIVATE CONCERTS,

On a similar Plan as those of last Season, under the immediate Patronage of several distinguished Personages. The FIRST CONCERT will take place in the CONCERT ROOMS, MASONIC HALL, Dawson-street.

On THIS EVENING, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,

For which evening the so justly celebrated

MR. MOSCHELES

Has most kindly postponed his departure for London, and will display his unrivalled powers on the Piano Forte, for the Last time during his present visit to Dublin, and will perform a Grand Fantasia and Brilliant Rondo in course of the Concert.

Subscription to the Four Concerts, One Guinea.

To meet the wishes of occasional Visitors, a certain number of Non-Subscribers’ Tickets, at Seven Shillings each, will be issued for the above Evening.

FIRST ACT.

OVERTURE                                     —                                               —                             Haydn.
FAVOURITE TERZETTO, the Misses       Ashe, ‘ In queste piagge amene’  Pucitta.
RECITEDARIA, Mr. LichtenthalMozart.
AIR, Miss Ashe, ‘Non je ne veux pas Chanter’Niculo.
FANTASIA, Harp, Miss Elisa AsheBochsa.
DUET, Miss Ashe and Miss Emma Ashe,    ‘Jessa Mac Pharlane’                      —                                               —                               Original.
RONDO BRILLIANTE, Piano Forte, Mr.     Moscheles              —                     —                                               —                                Moscheles.

SECOND ACT.

DUET, Mrs. and Miss Ashe, ‘Tu La’ ami’Braham.
FRENCH ROMANCE, Mr. Lichtenthal,      accompanied on the Guitar by himself. 
GRAND FANTASIA, Piano Forte, Mr.     Moscheles              —                     —                                               —                               Moscheles.
NEW SONG, Miss Ashe, ‘You’ll love me      won t you’              —                     —                                               —                               T. Ditchfield.
DUET, Miss Ashe and Mr. Lichtenhal,      ‘When thy bosom.’ 
FINALE, with distant Choir, ‘Hark the     Convent Bell is ringing,’ the Solo part by     Miss Ashe.   
LEADER, Mr R Walsh—VIOLONCELLO, Mr Pigott. 

Presiding at the Piano Forte, Mr W Walsh.

The CONCERT to commence at half-past Eight o’clock.

Review

Dublin Evening Mail (February 1, 1826): 3.

MR. AND MRS. ASHE’S CONCERTS.—The first of Mr. and Mrs. Ashe’s Four Private Concerts took place on Friday last, on which occasion near three hundred fashionables were highly gratified with the selection of the evening. Moschele’s extraordinary powers were heard to even more advantage than at the Rotunda, in consequence of the room being more favourable for the Pianoforte. Three of the Misses Ashe opened the Concert with a charming terzetto, and rendered it still more so by their very interesting manner and appearance. Miss Ashe’s Non je ne veux pas chanter, and a new ballad, composed (for the occasion, we believe) by an amateur of this City. You’ll love me, won’t you! was given with a naiveté and expression peculiarly her own; and the favourite duet of Jess Mac Pharlane, with her sister, created a general sensation of delight. The youngest of the three sisters displayed a masterly hand on the Harp, in one of Bochsa’s most brilliant compositions, and was received with great applause. A Mr. Lichtendal made his first appearance at these Concerts, and sung with good taste. Mr. R. Walsh was Leader, Mr. Pigott, Violoncello, and Mr. W. Walsh presided at the Piano-forte. The manner in which these Concerts are conducted deserved the distinguished patronage they have met with, and, no doubt, will continue to receive.