Musical and Artistical Societies Listed in the 1865-1866 Post Office Glasgow Directory: The Orpheus Choir
The following is on page 113 of the Appendix in the 1865-66 Directory:
“THE ORPHEUS CHOIR
W. H. Smith, conductor; M. Shields, secretary, 3 National Bank Buildings.
Instituted for the study and performance of vocal concerted music, chiefly
The choir, during the season 1864-65, has appeared at eleven concerts, at
which were performed, Mendelssohn’s ’95th Psalm,’ the ‘Messiah,’ and
selections of Madrigals, Glees, Part-songs, &c.
Purcell’s opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ will form the first subject of study for next