Saturday Evening Concerts: Handel’s Oratorio, “Hercules”, Produced for the First Time in Great Britain Since the Composer’s Death, at the City Hall, on Saturday the 1st of April, 1876

A short notice on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 31st of March, 1876, reads:


“SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS.—To morrow evening’s concert promises to be one of the

most attractive of the season, when Handel’s glorious oratorio ‘Hercules’ will be produced for

the first time in Great Britain since the composer’s death, nearly 120 years ago. The solo

vocalists will be Madame Vaneri, Miss Banks, Miss Palmer, Mr George Perren, and Mr Henry

Pope. The choruses are to be given by the Tonic-Sol-Fa Society, under the conductorship of

Mr W. M. Miller. One special feature of the concert cannot fail to be the famous Mr W. T.

Best’s organ accompaniments. A crowded hall ought to be the result.”