23 January 1833

Third Subscription Concert

Leeds: Music Hall

Time: Evening

 

Programme

Part I  
Symphony Weber
From Oberon  
Scena, ‘O, tis a glorious sight to see’
Mr. WoodWeber
From The Maid of Judah  
Scena, ‘Oh adverse fortune’  
Mrs. WoodRossini
Violin FantasiaMr. MoriMayseder
Ballad, ‘We met’Mrs. WoodBayly
Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Song, ‘Isabel! lov’d Isabel’Mr. WoodBellini
Overture, Don Mendoza Romberg
Part II  
Overture, Op.101 Hummel
From Mosè in Egitto  
Duet, ‘Ah! Se puoi cosi lasciarmi’
Mrs. Wood, Mr. WoodRossini
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Song, ‘Fear ne’er assail me’Mrs. WoodBishop
Violin and Piano DuetMessrs. Mori, MoschelesRossini
Ballad, ‘The Soldier’s Tear’Mr. Wood;
Piano Accomp.: Mrs. Wood
Lee
Violin ConcertoMr. Mori 
Ballad, ‘Here’s a health fair Scotland’Mrs. Wood 
Finale  
Principal Vocalists: Mrs. Wood, Mr. Wood  
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Mori, Moscheles
Leader: Mr. Nicolas Mori

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Encore: Ballad, ‘The Soldier’s Tear’—Mr. Wood; Piano Accomp.: Mrs. Wood—Lee

Advertisements

The Leeds Patriot and Yorkshire Advertiser (January 5, 1833): 1.

LEEDS SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.

THE COMMITTEE have the pleasure to announce to the SUBSCRIBERS and the Public, that they have made arrangements for the THIRD GRAND CONCERT, to be given on WEDNESDAY, the 23d January Instant. The following Performers are already engaged:

Mr. and Mrs. WOOD,

Mr. MORI………………………(Violin),

And Mr. BOCHSA, The celebrated Performer on

The Harp.

Ladies’ and Strangers’ Tickets may be had of the Committee, on Tuesday the 22d, and on the Day of the Concert, from 12 to 2 o’Clock.

G. MATTHEWMAN, Jun. Secretary,

Music-Hall, Leeds, 3rd Jan. 1833.

The Leeds Patriot and Yorkshire Advertiser (January 12, 1833): 1.

LEEDS SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.

THE COMMITTEE have the pleasure to announce to the SUBSCRIBERS and the Public, that they have made arrangements for the THIRD GRAND CONCERT, to be given on WEDNESDAY, the 23d January Instant. The following Performers are already engaged:

Mr. and Mrs. WOOD,

Mr. MORI………………………(Violin),

And Mr. BOCHSA, The celebrated Performer on

The Harp.

Ladies’ and Strangers’ Tickets may be had of the Committee, on Tuesday the 22d, and on the Day of the Concert, from 12 to 2 o’Clock.

G. MATTHEWMAN, Jun. Secretary,

Music-Hall, Leeds, 3rd Jan. 1833.

The Leeds Intelligencer (January 17, 1833): 1.

LEEDS SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.—

The Committee have the Pleasure to announce to the Subscribers and the Public, that they have made arrangements for the

THIRD GRAND CONCERT,

To be given on WEDNESDAY, the 23rd January Inst.

The following Performers are already engaged:—

MR. AND MRS. WOOD,

MR. MORI. (Violin),

And MR. BOCHSA,

The celebrated Performer on the Harp.

Ladies’ and Strangers’ Tickets may be had of the Committee, on Tuesday the 22nd, and on the Day of the Concert, from Twelve to Two o’Clock.

G. MATTHEWMAN, Jun. Secretary,

Music-Hall, Leeds, 3rd Jan. 1833

Reviews

The Leeds Intelligencer (January 24, 1833): 2.

LEEDS SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.—The Third Grand Concert, for the season, took place last evening, in the Music-Hall, and was fashionably and brilliantly attended, the saloon and gallery having been both filled. The principal attraction of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Wood, Mr. Mori, and Mr. Moscheles; the orchestra mustered in great force. We subjoin the programme:—

PART FIRST.—Grand Symphony—Weber; Scena, Mr. Wood, “Oh ’tis a glorious sight to see” —Weber; Scena, Mrs. Wood, “Oh adverse fortune”—Rossini—(from the Maid of Judah); Grand Fantasia, Violin, Mr. Mori— Mayseder; Ballad, Mrs. Wood—“We met”—Bayly—(Accompanied on the Harp); Grand Fantasia, (Accompanied) Mr. Moscheles; Song, Mr. Wood—“lsabel! lov’d Isabel!”—Bellini; Overture, “Don Mendoza”—Romberg.

PART SECOND.—Overture Op. 101.— Hummel; Duet—“Ah se puoi,” Mr. and Mrs. Wood—Rossini; Extempore Fantasia, Piano Forte, Mr. Moscheles; Song, Mrs. Wood—“Fear ne’er assail me”—Bishop; Grand Duet, Mr. Mori and Mr. Moscheles, Rossini; Song, Mr. Wood—“The soldier’s tear”—Lee; Concerto, Violin, Mr. Mori; Ballad, Mrs. Wood—“Here’s a health fair Scotland;” Finale.

The committee were under the necessity announcing that Mr. Bochsa “did not fulfil his engagement,” and they did in italics to indicate, we presume, that that professor had taken a liberty which no public performer can venture to repeat very often without injuring himself essentially, however eminent for his talents. We have neither time nor room for a regular criticism. Mr. and Mrs. Wood were both in good voice, and exerted themselves most praise-worthily, though some of the selections were a little stale for a first-rate concert. Mori’s fantasia and concerto received loud applause; and Mr. Moscheles’ grand fantasia and extempore fantasia were equally appreciated and applauded. The judges music came away much delighted.

Leeds Mercury (January 26, 1833): 5.

CONCERT.—The Third Leeds Subscription Concert took place in the Music Hall on Wednesday evening. The saloon was filled to overflowing by a most respectable audience. The public expectation, which had been raised very high as to the excellence of the performances, was not disappointed. Mrs. Wood sang in the same brilliant and exquisitely sweet manner as ever, and Messrs. Mori and Moscheles added to the fame they had previously obtained in their respective departments. Mr. Wood, whom we never heard before, is a fair singer, but, in our opinion, of no great merit. The song he gave best was “The Soldier’s Tear,” in which he was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. W. He was encored in this and another short song—“Isabel, loved Isabel.” The selection of the latter was not the best that might have been made. His voice has not expression enough for tender ditties, and his manner is constrained in them. Mrs. Wood sang in her most powerful style in a scena from Rossini and in parts of the fine Scotch song—“Here’s a health to fair Scotland,” &c. She gave Bayly’s popular ballad—“We met,” in the most exquisite and pathetic tones; and in the others we have mentioned her alternations of brilliant and soft dying notes were admirable. She was loudly applauded. M. Mori and M. Moscheles displayed consummate art in their extempore fantasias, particularly when they introduced the variations on well known airs.  Their efforts also were received with great favour. The band led by M. Mori, who was ably supported by Mr. Cummins and other amateurs, gave the overtures and accompaniments to the songs with great effect. At first, we though the reception of the performances cold, though certainly nothing else in the room could be so called with any regard to truth or propriety. A friend of ours gave us what we are inclined to think the true solution of the apparent apathy, when he observed that the company were so closely packed, there was no room to applaud. In the second part of the performances room seems, however, to have been either made or found, for the general approbation was frequently and loudly expressed. The committee deserve thanks for the excellence of the arrangements.

The Leeds Patriot and Yorkshire Advertiser (January 26, 1833): 3.

LEEDS FOURTH SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT[1].—The managers have more than fulfilled not merely their promises but the expectations of the most sanguine. Mrs. Wood was in as fine voice as we ever knew her, and was ably seconded by Mr. Wood. With a knowledge of the usual leaning, on the part of a miscellaneous auditory to mere vocalism, it is with much pleasure we notice the lively and discriminating interest created by those inimitable artists, Mori and Moscheles. A recurrence of the legitimate beauties of the Violin in the hands of such a man as Mori dissipated at one coup d’archet, the “unreal mockeries” and charistaneries which have lately annoyed us in the tenth rate imitation of the mere faults of the monster Paganini. For purity of tone, neat execution for taste and feeling, Mori has long been highly distinguished; but we shall in future add to his unrivalled qualifications Fun on the Fiddle, for a keener joke we have seldom witnessed than his droll exhibition in a momentary eruption, a la Paganini at the close of a cadence, embracing every real excellence of the instrument. Mr. Moscheles’ performance was worthy of his name, particularly the latter portions; more especially his extemporaneous effusion and Due with Mori, which was deservedly applauded to the very echo. If we might venture a qualifying sentence in such a matter, it would be regretted that Mr. Moscheles had not selected, for his first piece, something more worthy of his name and talents than a mere string of Scots tunes, which however amusing, or (as in the case of Pindar’s Razors) saleable, we cannot but regards as we should the monster bomb of Antwerp employed upon the feathered depredators of a Cherry Orchard. The Symphonies &c. were admirably performed, and we feel much pleasure in the knowledge of Mr. Mori’s very warm eulogium upon the merits of the Orchestra.

[1] The review refers to third subscription concert and not the fourth.

The Morning Post (January 28, 1833): 3.

MORI, MOSCHELES, and Mr. and Mrs. WOOD, exercised their talents most successfully on Wednesday last at a Concert given in Leeds. MORI’S concerto and MOSCHELES’ fantasia and extemporaneous performance were applauded to the echo. BOCHSA had been announced, but did not make his appearance, which has given great umbrage to the subscribers; but it is supposed that his engagements in Scotland prevented him from fulfilling his promise

15 February 1831

Concert for the Aid of the Funds of the Institution

Leeds: Ilkley Charity Fund

Time: Evening, Seven o’Clock

Tickets: Saloon 5s.; Gallery 3s.

 

Programme

*From Judas Maccabæus  Mr. BeestonHandel
     Song, ‘Arm, arm ye brave’  
*Flute Piece, ‘The Soldier’s Tear’Mr. Nicholson 
*Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles   
 (first time appearance in Leeds) 
*Piano Fantasia, Anticipations of Scotland    Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
     with Orchestral Accompaniments  
*Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland  Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
     with Orchestral Accompaniments  
*SongMrs. Aktinson 
*SongMrs. Aktinson 
Part I  
Overture, Joseph Méhul
Principal Vocalists: Mrs. P. Atkinson; Mr. Beeston
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Moscheles, Nicholson, Band of the 10th Hussars
Leader: Mr. White; Conductor: Mr. Tucker

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Encores: Free Piano Fantasia—Mr. Moscheles

Song—Mrs. Atkinson

Song—Mrs. Atkinson

Advertisements

The Leeds Intelligencer (February 3, 1831): 2.

ILKLEY CHARITY FUND.—A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, in Aid of the Funds of the above excellent Institution, will take place on TUESDAY EVENING, the 15th Inst. The Committee are happy to announce that they have already engaged that highly distinguished Performer on the PIANO FORTE, MONSIEUR MOSCHELES, and that they are also in treaty with such other eminent Performers as will enable them to gratify the Lovers of Music.

Leeds, February 2d, 1831.

Leeds Mercury (February 5, 1831): 3.

ILKLEY CHARITY FUND.—A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, in Aid of the Funds of the above excellent Institution, will take place on TUESDAY EVENING, the 15th Inst. The Committee are happy to announce that they have already engaged Mrs. Peter Atkinson, and that highly distinguished Performer on the PIANO FORTE, MONSIEUR MOSCHELES, and that they are also in treaty with such other eminent Performers as will enable them to gratify the Lovers of Music.

By Permission of Lord T. CECIL, the BAND of the 10th HUSSARS will be to Attendance.

Leeds, February 2d, 1831.

The Leeds Intelligencer (February 10, 1831): 3.

CONCERT.— ILKLEY CHARITY BATH.—We beg to call the attention of our readers to the above Concert, particulars of which will be found in another part of our paper. The Committee have used their utmost exertions procuring the best possible talent at the most reasonable expense. The entire Band of the Tenth Hussars, under the direction of Mr. Tucker, late of the King’s Household Band, will open the entertainment with a grand military performance. The attendance of Mrs. P. Atkinson, than whom a more accomplished singer is rarely to be heard, being decidedly the best in that style of music for which Mrs. Salmon was so justly distinguished, will give universal satisfaction. Of the talents of Monsieur Moscheles we need say nothing—his merit as a performer on the Piano-forte and as a Composer, is already duly appreciated; and the Committee, in making such a selection, have, we doubt not, anticipated the wishes of the ladies. Mr. Sapio is confidently expected, whose engagements will, are given to understand, be concluded in time for the above Concert. The cooperation of the gentlemen of the Leeds Amateur Society must greatly add to the effect of the orchestra, and the excellent institution on behalf of which the Concert is given, countenanced as it is by the eminent professional talent of Leeds, will be the means greatly increasing the attendance on so interesting an occasion.

The Leeds Intelligencer (February 10, 1831): 3.

ILKLEY CHARITY FUND.—A GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, in Aid of the Funds of the above excellent Institution, will take place on TUESDAY EVENING, the 15th Inst.

The Committee are happy to announce that they have already engaged Mrs. PETER ATKINSON, and that highly distinguished Performer on the PIANO FORTE, MONSIEUR MOSCHELES, and that they are also in treaty with MR. SAPIO.

Leader of the Band, MR. WHITE.

A Number of Gentlemen Amateurs intend to afford their Assistance; and, by Permission of Lord THOMAS CECIL, the BAND of the 10th HUSSARS will join the Orchestra.

Doors open at Six o’Clock, and the Performance to commence at Seven.

Tickets to be had at the Music Shops, of the Booksellers, and at the Newspaper Offices.

Saloon, Five ShillingsGallery, Three Shillings.

*** Carriages will set down with the Horses’ Head towards Commercial-Street; and take up in a contrary Direction.

Reviews

The Leeds Intelligencer (February 17, 1831): 3.

CONCERT.— ILKLEY CHARITY BATHS.—The Concert for the benefit of the Ilkley Charity Baths took place Tuesday night, and was brilliantly attended—the saloon and gallery were both crowded. The entertainment was altogether one of the most satisfactory given in Leeds for years past—satisfactory as regards the talent engaged, the exertions made by the Committee to procure a numerous and respectable attendance, and the enthusiastic manner in which the public approbation was expressed. The Concert was commenced by the whole military band, executing, in a most masterly style, Mehul’s Overture to Joseph, under the direction of Mr. Tucker. On no occasion were the talents of Mrs. Peter Atkinson more duly appreciated, or displayed to greater advantage; and the pleasure we derived was not diminished by the reflection that Mrs. Atkinson is a neighbour of our own, and in her private character an example and ornament to her profession. She was deservedly encored in two of her songs. Mr. Moscheles made his appearance for the first time in Leeds, and his performance perfectly electrified the audience. His two grand Fantasia, Recollections of Ireland, and Anticipations of Scotland, were listened to with profound attention; and his Extemporaneous Fantasia was received with a burst of applause, and rapturously encored. Although we extremely regret the unavoidable absence of Mr. Sapio, his place was most successfully supplied by the Gentlemen Amateurs and we know not whether most to admire, the effective and impressive manner in which “Arm, arm, ye brave” was sung [sic]by Mr. Beeston, or the chaste and pleasing style of Mr. Nicholson’s execution of the “Soldier’s Tear.” It always gives us pleasure to speak of old friends, and to encourage native talent. We never saw Mr. White lead [sic] with greater advantage; and his exertions were well seconded by the gentlemen of the Band generally, most of whom rendered gratuitous assistance. The brilliant appearance of the room, and the spirit manifested throughout, forcibly reminded us of other times, when the Leeds Concerts were in their glory. We are not enabled at present to state the amount of benefit conferred on the Charity. We understand that many donations have been received, and that others are promised: till the ratter come in, therefore, the accounts cannot be made up; but we anticipate that the surplus will least reach £50.

Leeds Mercury (February 19, 1831): 3.

CONCERT.— ILKLEY CHARITY BATHS.—The Concert for the benefit of the Ilkley Charity Baths took place Tuesday night, and was brilliantly attended—the saloon and gallery were both crowded. The entertainment was altogether one of the most satisfactory given in Leeds for years past. Mrs. Peter Atkinson sung [sic] in her best style, and was deservedly encored in two of her songs. Mr. Moscheles made his appearance for the first time in Leeds, and his performance perfectly electrified the audience, his two grand Fantasias, Recollections of Ireland, and Anticipations of Scotland, were listened to with profound attention; and his Extemporaneous Fantasia was received with a burst of applause, and rapturously encored. Although we extremely regret the unavoidable absence of Mr. Sapio, his place was most successfully supplied by the Gentlemen Amateurs. Mr. White led the band with his accustomed spirit. It is anticipated that the surplus will be at least £50.

Leeds Mercury (February 19, 1831): 3.

ILKLEY CHARITY FUND.—CONCERT. The Committee of the above Concert beg respectfully to state that Donations in Aid of the Concert Fund will be received at Messrs. Beckett & Blayds, Treasurers of the Institution; at Mr. Wade’s Boar Lane; and at the Offices of the Leeds Intelligencer and the Mercury. A detail of the Receipts and Donations received, and the Surplus accruing to the Charity, will be advertised in our next.

DONATIONS ALREADY RECEIVED FOR CONCERT

FUND.£.s.d.
Captain Rhodes……………………………………500
William Rhodes, Esq. ……………………………100
William Beckett, Esq. ……………………………100
Peter Rhodes, Esq. ……………………………….110
Miss Rhodes, Park Place…………………………110
Thomas Blayds, Esq………………………………200
Pim Nevins, Esq………………………………….100
Thomas Benyon, Jun. Esq………………………..100
Mr. J. M. Tennant…………………………………0100
Mr. E. J. Teale……………………………………0100
Mr. Menzies, Harewood…………………………0100
Sir Charles Ibbetson, Bart………………………..100
Miss Ibbetson…………………………………….100

DONATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS SINCE THE LAST

AUDIT.   
Mr. Stocks, Wakefield.……………………………2000
Miss Hamer…Do…………………………………500
Rev. James Armitage Rhodes. …………………..500
Leopold.………………………………………….500
Mrs. Wilkinson……………………………………100
Mr. Jonathan Akroyd……………………………..100
SUBSCRIPTIONS   
John Heywood, Esq……..………………………..110
Mr. Nixon…………………………………………200
Rev. Charles Clapham, Armley..…………………0100
Mr. Benjamin Williamson..………………………100
The Vicar of Leeds, from £1. 1s. to………………220
H. Harris, Esq., Bradford, from £1 1.s to220

Leeds Intelligencer (February 24, 1831): 2.

ILKLEY CHARITY FUND.—CONCERT. The Committee of the above Concert beg respectfully to state that Donations in Aid of the Concert Fund will be received at Messrs. Beckett, Blayds and Co.’s Treasures of the Institution; at Mr. Wade’s, Boar Lane; and at the Offices of the Leeds Intelligencer and the Mercury. A Detail of the Receipts and Donations received, and the Surplus accruing to the Charity, will be advertised in our next.

[the rest is the same as advertised in Leeds Mercury on February 19]