Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 9 Feb. 1846 -14 Feb. 1846, 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: 9 February 1846-14 February 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (Feb. 10) <LI> Thursday Evening (Feb. 12) <LI>Saturday Evening (Feb. 14) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell
  • Stanwood
Other Event Info Available:
  • description/review
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific songs)
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe history
  • other (troupe manager/director)
Available Info About Individuals:
  • Germon :
    • acts

  • Harrington :
    • acts

  • Pell:
    • acts
    • description/review

  • Stanwood:
    • acts

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
Phantom Chorus Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Come Darkies Sing Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

performers listed: "Full Band"

Glee
Old Jaw Bone, The George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Lucy Neal George Harrington/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
You'll See Them on the Ohio Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Glee
Dance the Boatman Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Duet - Accordion and Bones Moody Stanwood/ Gilbert W. Pell/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Duet, Accordion, Bones, Instrumental
Railroad Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Overture
Nigger's Life is Always Gay, A Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

Performers Listed: "Company"

Glee
I Wonder Whar Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song
Good bye John Francis Germon/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Song

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Harrington”, “Germon”, “under the direction of Mr. James Dumbolton”.
    • Days & Times: “on Tuesday Evening, February 10”, “These concerts will be continued (for a short period only) and take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday”.
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The programme will be selected from their most popular pieces and include: Song, “The Old Jawbone,” Harrington; Glee, “You’ll See them on the Ohio,” Company; Song, “Lucy Neal,” Harrington; Song, “The Boatman’s Dance,” Germon; the celebrated Railroad Overture; Song “ I wander whar’” Germon.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 8:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays”.
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “concerts”
    • Other:
      (mention of past success at the Hanover-Square rooms)
  • Bell's Life in London February 15, 1846: 1:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Germon, the performer on the tambourine, and Pell, the bone castanet-player”
    • Days & Times: “Tuesday night was their first concert”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The “Phantom Chorus” from “Sonnanbula”, the “Railroad Overture”, and the duet between accordion and bones,”
    • Other:
      description/review,
      reception
  • Court Gazette and Fashionable Guide (London) February 14, 1846: ?.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "Ethiopian Serenaders"
    Performers Listed:
      none
    Days & Times Given:
      none
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
  • Era (London) January 24, 1847: 8:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday”, “Day Performance every Wednesday morning”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      performance time
  • Era (London) February 8, 1846: 6:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “Tuesday evening next”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) February 8, 1846: 4:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “direction of Mr. James A. Dumbolton”
    • Days & Times: “Tuesday Evening, Feb. 10”; “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “”The Programme will comprise several of their most popular pieces.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Mander and Mitchenson Collection playbill - n.d. (c.1846)
    Info in Record:
    • Document not specifically dated; may refer to another event within this run
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Harrington,” “Pell,” “Germon,” “White,” “Stanwood”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening,” “a Day Performance every Wednesday Morning”
    • Venue Name: “the above Theatre” (seems to be the St. James, but cut off)
    • Program Info: Extensive listing (full bill); see attached document scan
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      imagery,
      other (mention of songs written for the troupe by Alfred Crowquill)
  • Mander and Mitchenson Collection playbill - n.d. (c.1846)
    Info in Record:
    • Document not specifically dated; may refer to another event within this run
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Harrington,” “Pell,” “Germon,” “White,” “Stanwood”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening,” “a Day Performance every Wednesday Morning”
    • Venue Name: “the above Theatre” (seems to be the St. James, but cut off)
    • Program Info: Extensive listing (full bill); see attached document scan
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      imagery,
      other (mention of songs written for the troupe by Alfred Crowquill)
  • Mander and Mitchenson Collection playbill - n.d. (c.1846)
    Info in Record:
    • Document not specifically dated; may refer to another event within this run
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Harrington,” “Pell,” “Germon,” “White,” “Stanwood”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening,” “a Day Performance every Wednesday Morning”
    • Venue Name: “the above Theatre” (seems to be the St. James, but cut off)
    • Program Info: Extensive listing (full bill); see attached document scan
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      imagery,
      other (mention of songs written for the troupe by Alfred Crowquill)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 2, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will commence a series of Concerts (…) on Tuesday, the 10th of February”
    • “The entertainments will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (for a short period)”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“commencing each evening at half-past Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info:

      (“Private Boxes, Stalls, and Tickets, may be secured at Mr. Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, and at the Box-office of the Theatre”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 9, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Harrington”
    • “Stanwood”
    • “Peel” [sic]
    Days & Times Given:
    • “To-morrow evening”
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (full. *Note: not complete, but still an extensive, specific list)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 11, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Germon”
    • “Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “last night was their first concert”
    • “their performances will take place on the off nights of the French plays”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Observer (London) February 1, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will commence a series of Concerts (…) on Tuesday, the 10th of February”
    • “The entertainments will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (for a short period)”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“commencing each evening at half-past Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info:

      (“Private Boxes, Stalls, and Tickets, may be secured at Mr. Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, and at the Box-office of the Theatre”)
  • Observer (London) February 8, 1846: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “are engaged (…) for a short series of concerts”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review:

      “unique and original performances”
    • programme (general):

      “transatlantic and negro melodies”
  • Observer (London) February 8, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Harrington”
    • “Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Tuesday, Feb. 10”
    • “will be continued (for a short period only), and take place, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Theatrical Journal (London) February 14, 1846: 55:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “the Ethiopian Minstrels”
    • Days & Times: “a series of representations … the first of which will take place on Tuesday evening next.”
    • Venue Name: “St. James Theatre”
  • Theatrical Journal (London) March 21, 1846: 92:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “the Ethiopian Singers”
    • Days & Times: “alternate nights” (i.e. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) throughout February
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s”
    • Other:
      (surrounding events at venue)
  • Theatrical Journal (London) February 21, 1846: 63:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “the Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “gave their first concert on Tuesday evening”
    • Venue Name: “St. James Theatre”
    • Program Info: “songs and glees”, the “Railway Overture”
    • Other:
      audience,
      reception