Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 19 Jan. 1846 -23 Jan. 1846, London

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Event Type

Minstrel Show

Event Details

Venue Type: Concert Hall
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: Hanover Square Rooms
Date: 19 January 1846-23 January 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Monday Evening (Jan.19) {private show} <LI>Wednesday Evening (Jan. 21) <LI>Friday Evening (Jan. 23) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (January, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell
  • Stanwood
  • White
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • context (political)
  • description/review
  • performance time
  • programme (general)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe endorsement
  • troupe history
  • troupe moniker
Available Info About Individuals:
  • Germon :
    • moniker

  • Harrington :
    • acts,
    • description/review

  • Pell:
    • acts,
    • description/review,
    • 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
Lucy Neal

Harrington

Ballad, Solo, Song
Phantom Chorus
You'll See Them on the Ohio Glee
Variations from 'Fra Diavolo'
Duet - Accordion and Bones
Railroad Overture
Selections from Leonora

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London January 18, 1846: 1:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The original Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Pell, and White”, “under the direction of Mr. James Dumbolton”.
    • Days & Times: “on Wednesday Evening, January 21” (“the first Grand Ethiopian Concert”), “The Second Ethiopian concert will be given […] on Friday evening, the 23rd”.
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-Square Rooms”
    • Program Info: “one of their inimitable entertainments consisting of Songs, Glees, Choruses, Comic Sayings, Burlesque Lectures, etc. etc. in character accompanied with the Accordion, Banjo, Congo Tambo and Bone Castanets: the music taken from the most popular operas of the day interspersed with Ethiopian melodies.”
    • Other:
      audience,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London January 25, 1846: 3:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “on Monday night” (past)
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-square Rooms”
    • Program Info: “Besides various negro melodies, heard for the first time, there were selections from “Fra Diavolo”, “La Sonnambula”. “Lenora”, and other operas, but so changed from their original proportions, and withal so sweetly harmonized, and so neatly executed, that we were doubtful of our auricular identity”
    • Other:
      audience (private showing),
      description/review
  • Era (London) January 18, 1846: 4:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “under the direction of Mr. James A. Dumbolton”; “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Peel, and White”
    • Days & Times: “Wednesday Evening, January 21”; “Friday Evening, the 23rd”
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-square Rooms”
    • Program Info: “Songs, Glees, Chorusses, Comic Sayings, Burlesque Lectures, &c. &c, in Character accompanied with the Accordion, Banjo, Congo Tambo, and Bone Castanets; the Music taken from the most popular operas of the day, interspersed with Ethiopian Melodies.”
    • Other:
      audience,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) January 25, 1846: 6:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “on Monday last”
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-Square Rooms”
    • Other:
      description/review,
      reception,
      other (minstrelsy context – comparison with other American minstrelsy groups)
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library Minstrelsy Folder, Unidentified Clipping
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Dumbleton’s [sic] troupe,” “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “F. Germon, G. Harrington, M. Stanwood, G. Pelham, and W. White”
    • Days & Times: “Jan. 21, 1846,” “Wednesday night”
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-square Rooms”
    • Program Info: “concerts, for the avowed purpose of affording an accurate notion of negro character and melody.” Including: “a quartet, a parody on the Phantom Chorus, from Bellini’s ‘Sonnambula,” “a glee, ‘You’ll see them on the Ohio,’” and “a scene called a ‘Railroad Overture.’” For other info, see attached document scan
    • Other:
      description/review
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library Minstrelsy Folder, Unidentified Clipping
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Dumbleton’s [sic] troupe,” “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “F. Germon, G. Harrington, M. Stanwood, G. Pelham, and W. White”
    • Days & Times: “Jan. 21, 1846,” “Wednesday night”
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-square Rooms”
    • Program Info: “concerts, for the avowed purpose of affording an accurate notion of negro character and melody.” Including: “a quartet, a parody on the Phantom Chorus, from Bellini’s ‘Sonnambula,” “a glee, ‘You’ll see them on the Ohio,’” and “a scene called a ‘Railroad Overture.’” For other info, see attached document scan
    • Other:
      description/review
  • John Bull (London) January 17, 1846: 33.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “the original Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Peel [sic], and White”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Wednesday, Jan. 21” (“First Grand Ethiopian Concert”)
    • “Friday evening, the 23rd” (“Second Ethiopian Concert”)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • ticket info
  • John Bull (London) January 24, 1846: 58.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Minstrels”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr. Pell”
    • “Mr. Harrington”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Monday evening” (past)
    • a "private concert"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 19, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “the original Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Peel [sic], and White”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Wednesday, Jan. 21” (“First Grand Ethiopian Concert”)
    • “Friday evening, the 23rd” (“Second Ethiopian Concert”)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • All info as in January 17 listing in John Bull
    • audience
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 20, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr. Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “last night”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • context (political)
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 20, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr. Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “last night”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • context (political)
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 20, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr. Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “last night”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • context (political)
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 20, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Mr. Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “last night”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • context (political)
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 22, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • 5
    Performers Listed:
    • “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Pell, and White”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “To-morrow evening, January 23.” (“Second Concert”)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (general):

      (“on which occasion will be introduced a Change of Programme”)
    • other (other advertising):

      (“For particulars see bills of the day”)
  • Observer (London) January 18, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “the original Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Messrs. Germon, Stanwood, Harrington, Pell, and White”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Wednesday, Jan. 21” (“First Grand Ethiopian Concert”)
    • “Friday evening, the 23d” (“Second Ethiopian Concert”)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • Note: All other info as in January 17 listing in John Bull (London)
    • audience
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • ticket info
  • Theatrical Journal (London) January 24, 1846: 30:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “began their entertainments … on Wednesday”
    • Venue Name: “Hanover-square”
    • Program Info: “nigger melodies and the banjo”, “comic sayings”
    • Other:
      description/review,
      reception