Female American Serenaders, 7 Apr. 1847 -10 Apr. 1847, Lancashire

Event

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Event Type

Dramatic

Event Details

Troupe: Female American Serenaders (

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

)
Venue Type: Theatre
Location: Manchester
County: Lancashire
Type: Dramatic
Venue: Queen's Theatre
Date: 7 April 1847-10 April 1847
Date notes: Wednesday-Saturday; Part of a longer run

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
New Grand Medley Overture Female American Serenaders

"in which is introduced several National Melodies"

Overture, Song
American Serenaders, The Female American Serenaders Chorus, Song
Mary Blane Cora/ Female American Serenaders

By Desire

Song, Ballad
Who's dat knocking at de Door Jumba/ Female American Serenaders Song
Intermission
Overture, consisting of Selections of Airs from 'Masaniello' Female American Serenaders Song, Overture
Indian Gleaners, The Cora/ Womba/ Female American Serenaders Song, Duet, Chorus
Lucy Neal Yarico/ Female American Serenaders Song, Ballad
Boatmen of the Ohio (Ballet) Female American Serenaders Song, Solo & Chorus
Railroad Overture Female American Serenaders Finale, Song

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell’s Life in London April 11, 1847: 3:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Female American Serenaders”
    • Venue Name: Queen’s Theatre, Manchester
    • Program Info: Included “several beautiful native melodies of an entirely original character”
    • Other:
      audience,
      context,
      description/review,
      other (Music “published by D’Almaine.”)
  • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 251: April 7, 1847 (Queen's)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Dramatic
    • Troupe Name: “The Female American Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Mesdames Cora, Womba, Yarico, Woski, Jumba, Miami, & Rosa”
    • Days & Times: “On Wednesday, April 7th” and “Thursday, April 8th, 1847”
    • Venue Name: “Queen’s Theatre”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “the admired Play in Five Acts, of Pizzarro, Or the Spaniards in Peru” (1st on Bill on Wednesday), “Shakespeare’s Tragedy in Five Acts, of Richard III (1st on Thursday), “the laughable Piece, entitled The Omnibus, Or a Convenient Distance” (3rd – both evenings).
    • 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 Ethiopian Serenaders; and also several Native Melodies quite new to European Associations.” (2nd) Complete program provided (and transcribed in the relevant event record in this database).
    • Other:
      context,
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      other (mention of Serenaders’ recent success at the Theatre, notice that music performed by them is in Press, venue regulations, surrounding events at venue)
  • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 251: April 9, 1847 (Queen's)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Dramatic
    • Troupe Name: “The Female American Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Mesdames Cora, Womba, Yarico, Woski, Jumba, Miami, & Rosa”
    • Days & Times: “On Friday, April 9th” and “Saturday, April 10th, 1847”
    • Venue Name: “Queen’s Theatre”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “the admired play in Five Acts, of Richelieu” (1st on Bill on Friday), “Shakespeare’s Tragedy in Five Acts, of MacBeth (1st on Saturday), “the laughable Piece entitled Bathing” (3rd on Friday), “the laughable Piece, entitled The Omnibus, Or a Convenient Distance” (3rd on Saturday).
    • 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 Ethiopian Serenaders; and also several Native Melodies quite new to European Associations.” (2nd) Complete program provided (and transcribed in the relevant event record in this database).
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      other (mention of Serenaders’ recent success at the Theatre, notice that music performed by them is in Press, venue regulations)
  • Observer (London) April 11, 1847: 5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Female Ethiopians”
    • Days & Times: “During the past week they have been delighting the good folks of Manchester”
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception