Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 18 Jan. 1847 -23 Jan. 1847, London

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Event Type

Minstrel Show

Event Details

Venue Type: Theatre
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: St. James Theatre
Date: 18 January 1847-23 January 1847
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (Jan. 19) <LI>Wednesday Morning (Jan. 20) <LI>Saturday Evening (Jan. 23) <LI>no Thursday Evening performance this week </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (December, 1846 – July, 1847) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell
  • Stanwood
  • White
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • performance time
  • programme (general)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe calendar
  • troupe history
  • troupe moniker

Note: All ‘Other Info’ Categories list information that can be found about each item in relation to this event and/or the writings surrounding it.

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
New Grand Medley Overture

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell’s Life in London January 17, 1847: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    • Days & Times: “On Tuesday and Saturday next” , “on Wednesday morning next, January 20th”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “New Grand Medley Overture (composed expressly for these entertainments) and several New Songs”
    • Other:
      description/review
      performance time
      reception
      ticket info
  • Bell’s Life in London January 24, 1847: 2:4.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “on Tuesday night”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “amusing eccentricities of the sable minstrels”
    • Other:
      audience
      description/review
      reception
  • Era (London) January 17, 1847: 8:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Days & Times: “next Tuesday and Saturday evenings”, “Day performance on Wednesday next”
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: fairly extensive listing; see attached document scan
    • Other:
      performance time,
      other (warning: only the versions of the songs published by Mr. Mitchell are authentic)
  • Era (London) January 24, 1847: 10:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, the bone castanet player”
    • Days & Times: specific dates not given, but refers to the previous week’s performances
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “the mirth-inspiring strains of ‘Old Joe,’ ‘The Buffalo Girls,’ or the exquisite melody of ‘Lucy Neal.’”
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      other (venue info – described as an “aristocratic temple”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 15, 1847: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Tuesday next”
    • “Grand Day Performance on Wednesday morning next, January 20”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time

      (Day performance: “Doors open at Two o’clock”; Evening performances: “Doors open at Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info

      (“Private boxes, Stalls, and Places may be engaged at Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street; and at the Box-office.”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 18, 1847: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “To-morrow Evening and on Saturday next”
    • “Day Performance on Wednesday morning next, January 20”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time

      (Day performance: “Doors open at Two o’clock”; Evening performances: “Doors open at Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info

      (“Boxes and stalls at Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street; and at the Box-office.”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 19, 1847: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • not specified for this event
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience

      (“continue to attract most crowded and fashionable audiences”)
    • reception

      (“met with unexampled success”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 22, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “To-morrow”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time

      (“Doors open at Eight o’clock”)
    • reception

      (“great demand for places”)
    • ticket info

      (“Boxes and Stalls at Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street; and at the Box-office of the Theatre.”)
  • Observer (London) January 17, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Tuesday and Saturday next”
    • “no performance on Thursday Evening, owing to a private engagement”
    • “Day Performance on Wednesday morning next, January 20”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:

      *Note: all other info as in January 10 listing in Observer (London)
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific act)
    • ticket info