Madame Sontag’s Return to Glasgow, December 1849

On Monday the 17th of December 1849, The Glasgow Herald commented, on page two, under the heading Madame Sontag, that :


“Our musical readers will be happy to learn that this great vocalist is shortly to give another concert in Glasgow. She will be accompanied by M. Calzolari, the tenor, whose first appearance here gave so much satisfaction. The basso is to be Signor F. Lablache. The great violoncello player, Signor Piatti, will also be of the party. We understand the terms of admission for the forthcoming grand concert will be considerably lower than on the occasion of Madame Sontag’s last appearance.”


The concert, which was organised by J. Muir Wood, was scheduled to take place in the City Hall, on Thursday the 27th of December. Advertisements, such as the one on page three of the 17th December Herald, include the ticket prices, which were: eight shillings for numbered and reserved centre seats; six shillings for side seats; four shillings for the “Body of the Hall” and West Gallery; and two-shillings-and-sixpence for the East Gallery. Places  “may be secured” and tickets obtained from J. Muir Wood and Co., 42 Buchanan Street. Programmes were to be available in a few days.