Notice on the Concert of Sacred Music, Performed by the Choir of Martyr’s Church, on Thursday the 9th of November, 1882
From page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 10th of November, 1882:
“CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC.- Last night the choir of Martyr’s Parish Church gave a concert of sacred music. Their programme was rather an ambitious one, comprising as it did Dr Stainer’s cantata the ‘Daughter of Jairus,’ and a miscellaneous selection, chiefly from the works of Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn. The choir, however, acquitted themselves very well. The work of the gifted organist of St Paul’s, which seems from the frequency with which it is being given to be rapidly gaining in favour in Glasgow, was rendered in a manner which bespoke very careful training. The choruses all went smoothly, the ‘Wailing Chorus’ being particularly well done. A good account was given of the miscellaneous items, among which were Handel’s, and Beethoven’s, Hallelujah choruses from the ‘Messiah’ and the ‘Mount of Olives’ respectively, ‘The Heavens are Telling,’ &c. Mr John Dryburgh conducted, and Mr Robert Buchanan officiated as accompanist.”
Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) was an English composer and organist, whose music was very popular during his lifetime.