Saturday 2 November 1901 3:15PM

Saltaire Prize Choir; A. Farrer-Briggs conductor; Margaret Vereker contralto

Buck, Gluck, Lloyd and more


  • Saltaire Prize Choir* *London Debut
  • A. Farrer-Briggs conductor* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Margaret Vereker contralto* *Wigmore Hall Debut

The Saltaire Prize Choir was founded in 1877 (then the Saltaire Wesleyan Choir) as a competition choir, performing in contests, festivals and exhibitions throughout England and Wales, with particular success in the 1890s. Making their first and only appearance at Wigmore Hall at this afternoon concert, they were also the first choir to perform here, paving the way for many others in the years to come including the Oriana Madrigal Society and the Children of the Chapel Royal.

The choir shared this programme of nineteenth-century choral music with the English contralto Margaret Vereker, who also never returned to Wigmore Hall, although reviews from Canadian publications later in the decade confirm that her singing career continued. To close the programme, she joined the choir in an arrangement of the Scottish song Annie Laurie by the choir's former conductor, A. H. Ashworth.

  • Dudley Buck (1839-1909)
        • Hymn to Music
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
      • Orfeo ed Euridice
        • Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Charles Harford Lloyd (1849-1919)
        • The Rosy Dawn
  • Henry Leslie (1822-1896)
        • How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • Walter Macfarren (1826-1905)
        • You stole my Love
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Sapphische Ode Op. 94 No. 4
        • Von ewiger Liebe Op. 43 No. 1
  • Henry Leslie
        • Charm me asleep Op. 24 No. 3
  • Ciro Pinsuti (1829-1888)
        • In this hour of softened splendour
  • Myles Birket Foster (1851-1922)
        • The Sands of Dee
  • Anon
        • Wiegenlied (attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Aufenthalt
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Nachtwache I Op. 104 No. 1
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
        • My love dwelt in a northern land Op. 18 No. 3
  • Horatio Parker (1863-1919)
        • Love is a sickness Op. 47 No. 1
  • Maude Valérie White (1855-1937)
        • Last year
  • Edward Murray
        • The Nights
  • Traditional
        • Annie Laurie (arr. A. H. Ashworth)

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