January 24, 1888 · New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT: Gounod Society, January 24, 1888. The Gounod Society, founded in 1887, was a small choral society located in New Haven, CT which grew to have over 300 members who regularly performed large choral works with the New Haven Symphony. Eventually the society disbanded sometime after 1903 largely due to the fact that that was when the New Haven Oratorio Society was founded. The Gounod Society was known for performing glees and part songs, which is exemplified in this program for their first concert of the 1888 Season.. The program lists each song, often accompanied by its lyrics, as well as the soloists. Some of the songs performed at this concert were: "Motett, Gallia", "Canzonetta and Allegro from quartette in e. b., op 12", and "Inflammatus (from Stabat Mater). The last page of the program lists all the members of the choir. Pink wrappers with gilded text. 8 pages. Blue thread binding. Measures 6 3/4" x 5"
(Inventory #: 29001834)