Glasgow Academy Choir’s Annual Concert, in the Queen’s Rooms, on Thursday the 7th of May 1891

There is a notice about the concert on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 8th of May 1891. It reads:


“GLASGOW ACADEMY CHOIR.- The members of the Glasgow Academy Choir gave their annual concert last night in the Queen’s Rooms, the large hall of which was quite filled with a fashionable audience. The concert was a marked success. First in the programme came a new dramatic cantata, ‘Ariadne,’ the words by James Smieton, M.A., and the music by John More Smieton. The performance of what is undoubtedly a work of considerable merit was in every respect satisfactory. Mr John Maclaren, the choirmaster, had evidently bestowed no slight pains in the work of preparation, with the result that the chorus made a most creditable appearance. The same remark applies to the soloists, who were frequently applauded. The second part of the concert was made up of part-songs, glees, madrigals, &c., every item being admirably rendered.”