April 1906: A Vocal Recital in Charing Cross Halls – Miss Gertrude Simpson and A Choir of Ladies

A short article on page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 3rd of April, 1906, reads:




A recital of solo vocal music and part songs was given last night in the Charing Cross Halls,

Glasgow, by Miss Gertrude Simpson and a choir of ladies. There was a large attendance, the

hall being filled. Miss Simpson, who has made several public appearances recently, especially

in the part of Marguerite in the Athenaeum production of Gounod’s ‘Faust,’ sang the airs ‘Softly

Sighs’ from Weber’s ‘Der Freischutz’ and songs by Goring Thomas and others, in all of which she

succeeded in interesting and pleasing her audience. The choir’s principal contribution was Dr

Cowan’s short cantata ‘Summer on the River,’ the pretty melodies of which were nicely rendered.

Variety to the occasion was lent by Mr R. Daeblitz (violin), Mr J. W. Sharpe (piano), and Miss J.

C. Gardner (reading).”



George Fairfull-Smith, November 2020.