Wednesday 12 June 1901 3:30PM

Helen Trust soprano; Marian McKenzie contralto; Gregory Hast tenor; Denham Price baritone; Jessie Grimson violin; Miriam Timothy harp

Dvořák, Arne, Dibdin and more


  • Helen Trust soprano
  • Marian McKenzie contralto* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Gregory Hast tenor* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Denham Price baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Jessie Grimson violin* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Miriam Timothy harp* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Hamilton Harty accompanist
  • F. A. Sewell accompanist* *Wigmore Hall Debut

A familiar face on the British concert stage at the turn of the century, Helen Trust had performed in the inaugural concert of Wigmore Hall alongside Busoni and Raimund von Zur-Mühlen. Two weeks later she returned to give this mixed concert, assisted by fellow recital singers and the violinist Jessie Grimson, who had studied at the Royal College of Music and with August Wilhelmj.

Grimson came from a musical family – her sister Amy and her brother Harold Bonarius also performed many times at Wigmore Hall. In 1902 she founded the Jessie Grimson String Quartet in which Frank Bridge played second violin.

Also in this concert, accompanying songs by Massenet and Chaminade on the harp, was Miriam Timothy – a favourite musician of Queen Victoria who would go on to perform at the coronations of both Edward VII and George V.

  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
        • Two Slavonic Dances
  • Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
        • Cantata: Cymon and Iphigenia
  • Charles Dibdin (1745-1814)
      • The Padlock
        • Sweet Robin
  • William Boyce (1711-1779)
      • Solomon
        • Tell me, lovely shepherd
  • Henry Carey (1687-1743)
        • Flocks are sporting 'A Pastoral'
  • Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
      • The Window, or the Songs of the Wrens
        • The Letter (Where is another Sweet as my Sweet?)
  • Arthur Goring Thomas (1850-1892)
        • Le baiser
  • Jacques Blumenthal (1829-1908)
        • The Rainy Day
  • Trad/English
        • The Lad of the Green
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
      • Poëme pastoral
        • Crépuscule
        • Sérénade de Zanetto
  • Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
        • Vieille chanson
        • La fiancée du soldat
  • Jules Massenet
        • Le sais-tu?
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
      • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
        • Walther's Preislied (arr. August Wilhelmj)
  • Maude Valérie White (1855-1937)
        • Last year
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
      • In a Persian Garden
        • Myself when young
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Il re pastore K208
        • L'amero saro costante
  • Liza Lehmann
        • The Daisy Chain

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