Saturday Evening Concerts in the City Hall, 4th of December, 1880: Glasgow Select Choir

A review in The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 6th of December, 1880, page four, reads:


“The City Hall on Saturday evening was literally packed in every corner, and many hundreds had to be refused admission, when

the Glasgow Select Choir made its first appearance since its London triumph last Tuesday, St Andrew’s Day, in St James’s Hall.

The home welcome given the members of the choir was most enthusiastic, and the concert was a big success. The programme

consisted chiefly of well-known pieces; the choir sang splendidly, while no fewer than eight numbers had to be repeated. Amongst

these encores were the lately arranged part songs “The Laird o’ Cockpen,” by Mr Allan Macbeth (the new choirmaster of the

Glasgow Choral Union), and “Up in the Morning,” by our townsman Mr W. Hume. Both of these had the same honour conferred

on them in London. During the evening one or two solos were sung by members of choir, and were well received. The concert was one

of the most successful ever given by this celebrated choir.”