A Concert of Sacred Music, Methodist Chapel, John Street, 12th December 1810

In the Glasgow Herald, Monday December 10th 1810, page three, are an advertisement and a notice for A Concert of Sacred Music, in the Methodist Chapel, John Street, by J. Ritchie. It took place on the 12th of December, and was for the benefit of the Anderston and Bridgeton Sabbath School. A number of the boys and girls who attended the schools were scheduled to sing several hymns in the course of the performance.


The advertisement has the Plan for the concert, which includes: Band; Cornhill – A Hymn; Crucifixion – “When I survey the wond’rous Cross,” &c.; A Hymn of Praise, Scholars; Joel – A Hymn; Psalm xxiii; Messiah – Scholars; Poland – Beyond the glittering starry skies,” &c.; Pastoral – A Hymn; Anthem from the 15th Chapter of Exodus; and Elias – A Hymn, with full Chorus.


Front Seats in the Gallery and Green Seats below, cost three shillings. The other principal seats were two shillings, and back seats were one shilling each. A copy of the Words to be Sung would be given to three shillings and two shillings tickets.


Tickets were available from several outlets in Glasgow, including Bewley, Thompson & Co., Cochrane Street; Paterson and Ure, Trongate; M. Ogle, Wilson Street; and J. Ritchie, 15, New Wynd.