Glasgow Amateur Orchestral Society Concert, in the Berkeley Hall (St. Andrew’s Halls), on Thursday the 16th of April, 1891

From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 17th of April, 1891:


“AMATEUR ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY CONCERT. – The members of the Glasgow Amateur Orchestral Society gave the second concert of the present session in the Berkeley Hall last night. The hall was quite crowded on the occasion. Mr W. T. Hoeck has been the conductor of this Amateur Orchestra since its formation, and the steady progress made from year to year, notwithstanding changes in the membership, is largely to be attributed to his earnestness and ability. The performances of the orchestra last evening were of great excellence on the whole. Opening with a good rendering of Mozart’s overture to ‘The Magic Flute,’ the orchestra also played admirably in Mozart’s Concerto for piano and orchestra in D Minor, the second movement of which, the lovely romance, was given with great smoothness. Mr Philip E. Halstead, for his share in the concerto, was deservedly applauded, and, later on, at the close of a melodie by Paderewski and a Tarantelle by Nicode [sic], the one played with poetical delicacy and  the other with crispness and grace, he was recalled to receive the thanks of the audience. Miss Margaret Kennedy, a young lady with a rich contralto voice and refined method, sang several numbers, and amongst others Handel’s trying aria, ‘But who may abide,’ which she gave with devotional feeling and executive skill.”


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