The concert for the Benefit of the first Maryland regiment.
--A large assemblage of the elite of the city greeted the amateur vocalists at the African Church on Thursday night, and the affair came off with considerable eclat,
much to the credit of the Professors
, who exerted themselves to yield the public a quid pro quo
for their contributions to the fund raising for the gallant Marylanders
now fighting on our soil.
The ladies acquitted themselves with great ability, and won well merited applause.
The lady who sang "The Soldier tired of War's Alarms," (a fine old English bravura,) acquitted herself handsomely.
She has a superior voice, and, with proper cultivation, will become a Southern prima donna.
The dnett by two soprano voices was handsomely rendered by two of our choicest lady teachers.
The songs of "The heart bow'd down," and "Would I were a boy again," were finely sung by a gentleman amateur.
deserve much credit for the manner in which they presided over the affair.
, of this city, contributed materially to the vocal performances, and was several times encored.
The proceeds of the concert will probably reach between $500 and $600.