A Vocal Recital, by Miss Isabel MacDougall, Assisted by Miss Margaret Wild, Pianist, at the Queen’s Rooms, on Monday the 17th of January, 1898
An advertisement for the concert can be read on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 10th of January, 1898. Reserved tickets cost five shillings. Unreserved ones were one shilling, and two-shillings-and-sixpence. They were available from Paterson, Sons & Co., on Buchanan Street.
The review was published in the Tuesday the 18th edition of the Herald, on page four:
“CONCERT IN QUEEN’S ROOMS: – Last night Miss Isabel MacDougall, assisted by Miss Margaret Wild, gave a concert in the Queen’s Rooms. There was a fairly large gathering, mostly composed, we take it, of personal friends of the two ladies. That fact disarms criticism, to a certain extent. As amateurs Miss MacDougall and Miss Wild would rank very high indeed, but they can hardly be said to challenge criticism in the highest walks of art. Their programme was daring, but the audience followed the entertainment with interest and appreciation. Miss MacDougall, in her opening songs, was most successful in Saint Saën’s ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre,’ an excerpt from ‘Samson et Dalila,’ and also received hearty applause for her rendering of several German songs. The remainder of her programme was made up of French and English compositions. She has a mezzo voice of full quality. Miss Wild’s chief contribution to the evening’s entertainment was Schumann’s Sonata for the piano-forte in G minor. She is a bold executant, and developed a considerable degree of musical feeling. She likewise drew on Bach, Chopin, and Brahms.”