Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 28 Dec. 1846 -2 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: 28 December 1846-2 January 1847
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (Dec. 29) <LI>Wednesday Morning (Dec. 30) <LI>Thursday Evening (Dec. 31) <LI>Saturday Evening (Jan. 2) </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:
  • context
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific acts)
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe moniker
Other Info Available:
  • other (notice of published sheet music for songs performed)

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
Color'd Fancy Ball, De Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Glee
Lucy Neal George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Railroad Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

("as originally performed by the Ethiopian Serenaders")

Overture
My Skiff is by de Shore Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
New Grand Medley Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

("composed expressly for these entertainments")

Overture
Old Joe Gilbert W. Pell/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London December 6, 1846: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Performers Listed: Pell, White, Harrington, Stanwood, and Germon
    • Days & Times: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening, through Christmas.
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
  • Era (London) December 20, 1846: 8:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings during the Christmas Holidays.”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: extensive list; see attached document scan
    • Other:
      other (warning that only their song books published by Mr. Mitchell’s Library are authentic)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) December 21, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings during the Christmas Holidays”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context

      (“during the Christmas Holidays”)
    • performance time

      (“Doors open at Eight, and the Entertainment commences at Half-past”)
    • programme (general)

      (“will include a selection from their most popular pieces.”)

      (“ Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 2s.; Ampitheatre [sic], 2s. 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) December 24, 1846: 4: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “resumed Saturday evening next, and continued during the ensuing week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings”
    • “Wednesday morning”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time

      (day performance “commencing at half-past two o’clock”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) December 25, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday during the Christmas Holidays”
    • “Grand Juvenile Performance on Wednesday Morning next”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context

      (“during the Christmas Holidays”)
    • performance time

      (“Doors open at Eight, and the Entertainment commences at Half-past”; Day performance: “Doors open at Two, commence at Half-past Two.”)
    • ticket info

      (“ Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 2s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) December 26, 1846: 4: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday during the Christmas Holidays”
    • “Grand Juvenile Performance on Wednesday Morning next”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context

      (“during the Christmas Holidays”)
    • performance time

      (“Doors open at Eight, and the Entertainment commences at Half-past”; Day performance: “Doors open at Two, commence at Half-past Two.”)
    • ticket info

      (“ Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 2s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) January 1, 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”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context
    • performance time
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) December 28, 1846: 4.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell”, “Harrington”, “White”, “Stanwood”, “Germon”
    • Days & Times: “Wednesday Morning, Dec 30th, commencing at half-past 2”, “repeated every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening (during the Christmas holidays)”
    • Venue Name: “St. James Theatre”
    • Other:
      audience,
      context,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Observer (London) December 27, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday during the Christmas Holidays”
    • “Grand Juvenile Performance on Wednesday Morning next, Dec. 30”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • context
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) December 27, 1846: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      ticket info,
      other (performance context)