Female American Serenaders, 21 Apr. 1847 -24 Apr. 1847, London

Event

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Event Type

Minstrel Show

Event Details

Troupe: Female American Serenaders (

Miami not always listed (e.g. Bristol, 1848);
Hodson - "conductor" (at least in Sheffield, 1847)

)
Venue Type: Concert Hall
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: St. James Assembly Rooms
Date: 21 April 1847-24 April 1847
Date notes: Wed-Sat Evenings

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Overture Female American Serenaders

"in which is introduced several Native Melodies"

New Overture, Overture, Medley
American Serenaders, The Female American Serenaders Chorus
Flora May Cora/ Female American Serenaders Ballad
Going ober de Mountains Jumba/ Female American Serenaders Song
Programme for de Concert, De Female American Serenaders Solo & Chorus
Intermission
Overture, consisting of Selections of Airs from 'Masaniello' Female American Serenaders Overture
Indian Gleaners, The Cora/ Woski/ Female American Serenaders Duet and Chorus
Phantom Canoe, De Yarico/ Female American Serenaders Romance
Who's dat knocking at de Door Jumba/ Female American Serenaders Song
Mary Blane Cora/ Female American Serenaders Song
Invitation to the Ball, The Female American Serenaders Solo & Chorus
Raccoon Hunters, The Female American Serenaders Chorus
Jolly Skiffsman, De Woski/ Female American Serenaders Barcarole
American Jack Sheppard, The Female American Serenaders Song
Buffalo Gals Female American Serenaders Chorus
Railroad Overture Female American Serenaders

"with all its astounding effects"

Finale

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell’s Life in London April 18, 1847: 8:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: American Female Serenaders
    • Venue Name: Assembly Rooms, St. James’s street (London)
    • Other:
      ticket info
      other (notice of copyright for the American Female Serenaders’ printed music.)
  • Bell’s Life in London April 18, 1847: 2:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
      Concert
    • Troupe Name: American Female Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “on Wednesday next”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Assembly Rooms (late Crockford’s) in London
    • Other:
      description/review
      other (Mentions their recent success at Manchester and Liverpool.)
  • Bell’s Life in London April 18, 1847: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Female American Serenaders
    • Performers Listed: Mesdames Cora, Jumba, Woski, Miami, Yarico, Womba and Rosa
    • Days & Times: “On Wednesday, April 21” (future, first time), presumably followed by “a series of SOIREES MUSICALES morning and evening”.
    • Venue Name: ST. JAMES’S ASSEMBLY ROOMS (late Crockford’s), St James’s-street
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      performance time,
      reception,
      ticket info
  • Bell’s Life in London April 25, 1847: 2:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: The “Female American Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: seven performers, including Cora, Jumbo, Woski, and Yorico.
    • Days & Times: “on Wednesday” (past)
    • Venue Name: St James’s Assembly Rooms
    • Program Info: “the principal songs and airs with which the public are acquainted through the Ethiopian serenaders and other African professors, together with original melodies and airs of similar character”
    • Other:
      description/review
  • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 167: April 21, 1847 (St. James)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Female American Serenaders!”
    • Performers Listed: “Mesdames Cora, Womba, Yarico, Woski, Jumba, Miami, and Rosa”
    • Days & Times: “Wednesday, April 21st, 1847”; “First Appearance in London!”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Assembly Rooms, (Late Crockford’s)”
    • Program Info: “a Grand American Concert, of Vocal and Instrumental Music. Including the principal Songs and Airs with which the Public have been familiarized by the celebrated Ethiopian Sereanders, and also several Native Melodies, and other compositions entirely new to European associations.” For specific listing, see attached document scan
    • Other:
      audience,
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      imagery,
      other (mention of past success in Liverpool & Manchester, music publication info)
  • Era (London) April 25, 1847: 11:4.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Female American Serenaders
    • Performers Listed: “seven ladies”, including “Cora – who may be called the prima donna – Jumbo, Woski, and Yarico”
    • Days & Times: “On Wednesday afternoon and evening” (past)
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Assembly Rooms (late Crockford’s)”
    • Program Info: extensive description; see attached document scan.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review
  • Observer (London) April 11, 1847: 5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Female Ethiopians”
    • Days & Times: “in the course of a fortnight will first bow to a London audience”
  • Times (London) April 22, 1847
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel
    • Performers Listed: “Cora … Jumba, Woski, and Yarico”
    • Program Info: “Concert”, “choruses”, etc.
    • Other:
      description/review