April 1908: Miss Mary Dixon’s Ladies’ Choir, in the Charing Cross Halls, Sauchiehall Street

An article, under the heading ‘GENERAL SCOTTISH NEWS.’, on page thirteen of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 8th of April,

1908, reads:




A concert was given in the Charing Cross Halls, Glasgow, last evening by Miss Mary Dixon’s Ladies’ choir. An

interesting programme was submitted. The choir, which numbered about twenty voices, gave a good account

of Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater,’ a piece one seldom has an opportunity of hearing. Under Miss Dixon’s direction

the ladies sang with marked intelligence, giving evidence of careful training and intimate knowledge of the

spirit of the music. The accompaniment was well played by a small string orchestra and piano. An enjoyable

performance was also given of Henry Smart’s cantata ‘King René’s Daughter.’ The programme also included

smaller pieces by Curschmann, Elgar, and H. A. J. Campbell. Miss Louise Angless presided at the piano. There

was a large audience.”



George Fairfull-Smith, August 2022.