Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 3 Aug. 1846 -8 Aug. 1846, London

Event

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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: 3 August 1846-8 August 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (August 4) <LI>Wednesday Morning (August 5) <LI>Thursday Evening (August 6) </UL> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Listings mention that the engagement will “positively terminate on Thursday Evening next” <LI> August 4 performance listed as 1 of 3 “final and farewell performances” <LI>August 5 performance listed as the “last and farewell Morning Entertainment” </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell {spelled “Peel” in some ads}
  • Stanwood
  • White
Other Event Info Available:
  • benefit (August 6)
  • description/review
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific acts)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • 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
Quick Step Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Quick Step
We'll Be Happy To-night Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"First Time"

Glee
Old Tare Riber W. White/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"First Time"

Song
Merry is the Minstrel's Life Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Glee
Uncle Gabriel George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Virginny State, The Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Glee
Buffalo Gals Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Intermission
Love Not Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Slow Movement
Wild Goose Nation, The Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Glee
Lucy Neal George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Phantom Chorus Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"by particular desire"

Glee
Old Joe W. White/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"first time"

Song
Burlesque Lecture on Phrenology and Mesmerism Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"first time"

Lecture, Burlesque
Old Dan Tucker Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Variations from 'Fra Diavolo' Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Sich a Getting Up Stairs Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Cynthia Sue W. White/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

"first time"

Song
Good bye John Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Mary Blane George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) New Song
Duet - Accordion and Bones Moody Stanwood/ Gilbert W. Pell/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Duet, Accordion, Bones
Lucy Long Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Railroad Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Finale

Bibliographic Sources

  • Era (London) August 2, 1846: 8:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “Wednesday Morning, August 5th,”; engagement to “positively terminate on Thursday Evening, August 6th”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “the programme will comprise various original novelties in addition to a choice selection from their most popular melodies and songs.”
    • Other:
      benefit,
      performance time
  • Era (London) August 2, 1846: 8:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “the Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Peel, White, Harrington, Stanwood, and Germon”; “Under the direction of Mr. James A. Dumbolton.”
    • Days & Times: “Thursday, August 6”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: complete listing; see attached document scan
    • Other:
      benefit
  • John Bull (London) August 8, 1846: 502.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “made their last appearance at this theatre on Thursday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (Thursday, August 6)
    • description/review
    • reception
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 30, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Peel (sic), White, Harrington, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “final and farewell performances ...Tuesday next”
    • "last and farewell MOrning Entertainment on Wednesday next"
    • "positively terminate on Thursday Evening next"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (Thursday, August 6)
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) August 6, 1846: 4: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “most positively their last appearance in London this season”
    • “This Evening, Thursday, August 6”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (Thursday, August 6)

      (“For the Benefit of the Ethiopian Serenaders”)
    • programme (general)

      (“will comprise various original novelties, in addition to a choice selection from their most popular melodies and songs”)
    • ticket info

      (“Boxes and stalls at Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street; and at the Box-office.”)
  • Observer (London) August 2, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, White, Harrington, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Last Night on Thursday Evening next, Aug. 6”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (Thursday, August 6)
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) August 2, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Last and farewell Performances on Wednesday Morning, August 5”
    • engagement “will positively terminate on Thursday Evening, August 6”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (Thursday, August 6)
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • ticket info