Times-Sentinel, Manistee, MI, September 13, 1889
The Herrick Concert
A high pitch of enthusiasm was reached at the Geo. D. Herrick Concert Co.’s entertainment at Upton Hall, Wednesday evening, at the close of the first number, “If Filial Love,” by Mrs. Aldworth and Mr. Morehead, and kept up to the close. The singing by Mfrs. Aldworth, the contralto, Mrs. Yale, the soprano, Mr. Morehead, the tenor, and Mr. Eddy, the basso, was grand, while Miss O’Donouhughe, the pianist, and Miss Udette, the violinist, were encored at the close of each performance. Miss Udelle, although quite a young lady, showed remarkable talent as a violinist, and in time will become at least a second Urso [Camilla Urso, 1840-1902, French-born American violinist]. The quartet in “First Spring Day” and “O Hush, My Baby,” made the hit of the evening, and favored the audience with the only response to a recall. As a whole it was one of the finest musical entertainments ever given in Manistee, and that such melody should have been wasted upon so many empty chairs reflected no credit upon the taste of our people—not more than thirty-five people being inside the hall, all told. The company has established a reputation that will endure them better treatment, should some future day bring them back to Manistee.
[no source, presumably Lexington KY]
Born on Lookout Mountain
Prof. Albert H. Morehead, formerly of Lexington, is in receipt of a message from Mrs. Morehead, who is with her mother, Mrs. Bianca Noa, on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., that there was born to them on Saturday, August 7, a handsome baby boy, A. H. Morehead, Jr.
Prof. Morehead is the youngest son of the late Governor and United States Senator James T. Morehead and was formerly choir leader of the Broadway Christian Church, in Lexington.
Prof. A. H. Morehead of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been engaged to succeed Prof. C. F. Croxton at the Broadway Christian church as director of the choir, Prof. Croxton going to the New Hill Street Methodist church. The new music director comes with the best recommendations, and efforts are being made to secure him a larger chorus here.
Georgetown, KY June 27, 1919
THE BIG SHOW MAKES HIT
Before Large and Appreciative Audience at Opera House
NEAT SUM REALIZED
The Minstrel Show given under the auspices of the Geolrge [sic] Women’s Club by a group of professional and business men at the Opera House on Tuesday evening was one of the most entertaining and laugh provoking of any amateur performance ever held here and was witnessed by a crowd that taxed the capacity of the theatre.
The show was staged under the personal direction of Gov. Bowen, a minstrel man of national reputation, while the musical settings were directed by Prof. Albert A. [sic] Morehead, a director of no mean ability, he too, having had nation-wide experience. The costumes and scenery as carried by Mr. Bowen, were unusually handsome, and every man, woman and child who attended was as loud in his praises after the performance as he was vociferous in his applause during the entertainment.
The “hits” of the evening were made by the inimitable “Zip” Lee of this city, and Fred Bassert, of Mr. Sterling, as premier comedians; the Four Scottonians, John Quincy Ford, John McAlister, William Oldham and Norman Brown, were particularly harmonious and highly enjoyable. The other balladists, Teddy Glass, William Oldham, John McAlister and Norman Brown, rendered solos in a pleasing manner, while Dr. H. V. Johnson, Ellis Sutton and Zip Lee were some “coon shouters.”
The aesthetic dancing by Miss Elizabeth Ferguson, the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ferguson, was “a thing of beauty and joy forever,” dancing with the grace of a fairy.
The takeoff on the City Council was a riot, as was Dr. R. D. Coffman in his rendition of his own part in the council chambers. All in all, the show was a grand and glorious success in a financial way as the Woman’s Club realized over $200 as well as coming far above some professional companies in entertaining.
The Daily News, Birmingham, AL Apr 15, 1898
Mr. Morehead sang the tenor solos with accuracy and in a clear and satisfactory style. He is evidently a thoroughly cultured musician. His part in the “Passion” was not sufficient to afford the audience opportunity to fully estimate his ability, but was enough to render certain that he is a cultured musician.
[no source (Dayton Herald?), December, 1894]
QUITE A COMPLIMENT
The Philharmonic Society of Dayton, O., give the Oratorio of the Messiah at Dayton on the 28th of this month, and have engaged A. H. Morehead, of this city, to sing the solo tenor parts of the Oratorio. This is quite a compliment to Mr. Morehead as well as to the musical people of this city.
Dayton Herald, Dec 24, 1894
The first concert of the Philharmonic Society for the season of 1894-95 will be given at Grace M. E. Church Friday evening, December 28th, at 8 o’clock, when “The Messiah” will be sung. The soloists are Mrs. Corinne Moore Lawson, soprano; Miss Susie Rike, alto; Mr. Albert H. Morehead, tenor; Mr. Albert F. Maish, basso. Prof. Emil Zwissler will preside at the organ. The production will be under the direction of Prof. W. L. Blumenschein. The diagram of seats will open at Horner’s music store Wednesday afternoon, December 26.
[Dayton, Dec. 29, 1894?]
The Dayton Times speaks thus complimentary regarding Mr. Morehead’s solo work in the Messiah at Dayton last evening.
There is no doubt about the quality of Mr. Morehead’s voice. It is the purest tenor. He sings in a musicianly and masterly manner and his execution was clean and precise. Daytonians will be glad to hear from him again.
[no source, Maysville, KY June 10 (no year)]
Scholarships Won in Kentucky State College
The commencement exercises of the Maysville High School were held Thursday night in the First Baptist Church. The Kentucky State College, of Lexington, offered two scholarships in the male and female departments for the best standing in grades. These were won by John Scott and Ernest Miles, Miss Violet Graham and Miss Sophia Hunter. The essays “A Century’s Quarrels With Spain,” by Miss Williams; “A Tribute to the South,” by John Scott; “A Tribute to the North,” by Ernest Miles, and “Cost of War,” by Miss Marie Hunter, created loud applause. The Cincinnati Quartet, composed of Albert Morehead, Samuel Ash, J. C. Donovan and Llewellyn G. Hall, received an ovation.
Cincinnati, January 22, 1898?
Albert H. Morehead, tenor, has sung in several performances of “The Messiah” during the present season. He is a thorough musician, well rounded and competent not only as a singer, but as a leader. At a recent performance of “The Messiah,” in Louisville, Ky., Mr. Morehead sang with emphatic success. A writer thus passed upon him: “All the soloists were Louisville singers except the tenor, Albert H. Morehead, whom the club brought to Louisville for the occasion. He sang his numbers with taste and feeling; his voice is of pure, pleasing quality, and handled well the runs and arpeggios of the Händel solos.”
[Kalamazoo, Mich., n.d.]
THE THIRD MUSICAL
At the First Presbyterian Church last Night
The third of Prof. Rohner’s organ recitals occurred at the First Presbyterian church last evening and it was the finest yet given. The audience was the largest yet in attendance, and the entire programme was an excellent and satisfactory execution of musical numbers. Prof. Rohner’s work at the organ cannot be too highly commended. His seven selections were finely given and received hearty applause from the hearers. A new voice, that of Mrs. M. U. Aldworth, was heard in two selections, and her efforts were duly appreciated. She possesses a rich and very smooth alto voice, and on an encore accorded to her she sang a sweet and charming ditty entitled, “No, Thank You, Tom.” [J.L. Roeckel, published 1883 by Enoch & Cie.] Mrs. Aldworth not only sings, but gives to her selections the true color and expression of an artist, putting her whole soul into her pieces. The audience also had the pleasure of listening to one of the sweetest song-birds that has been heard in this city for some time, Miss N. F. Dunn, who possesses a remarkably sweet and pure soprano voice, which is highly cultivated. Her renditions were of a high order of. Music and she was heartily encored. Mr. A. H. Morehead, one of the sweetest tenors ever heard in this city, sang one of Prof. Rohner’s compositions in a superb manner. He was encored and sang a touching and sweet ballad. Mr. Morehead is an accomplished singer and he never fails to please his audiences. The selection by the choir was fairly rendered, and would have been better appreciated had the selection been a new one. On the whole the concert surpassed any previous efforts. The following was the program:
1. Fugue in D Minor (A. Guilmant)
2. Alto Solo, “Storm and Sunshine” (D. Buck)
3. Variations on “Nuremburg” (E. Thayer)
4. Soprano Aria, “With Verdure Clad” (J. Haydn)
5. Overture to “La Gazza Ladra” (G. Rossini)
6. Tenor Aria, “Vouchsafe, O Lord,” (Rohner) Mr. A.H. Morehead
7. Fantasie in E minor, “The Storm” (J. Lemmens)
8. Chorus, “The Radiant Morn,” (H.H. Woodward)
9. Variations on “An American Air,” (I. V. Flagler)
10. Soprano Aria, “The Glorious Company<” (Rohner) Miss N. F. Dunn
11. Wedding March, (D. Buck)
12. Alto Solo, “When Thou Tookest,” (Rohner) Mrs. M. U. Aldworth
13. Offertorie in A (E. Batist.)
[no source, n.d.]
Met Last Evening at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Downing, on South 12th st.
Last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Downing, on S. 12th st., was held the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Tourist club. There was a good attendance, in spite of the very inclement weather, and withal it was regarded, on account of the excellence of the program features, as one of the very best meetings the Tourists have ever had. The entertainment by Mr. and Mrs. Downing was faultless in cordial hospitality.
The paper of the evening was by Mr. A. H. Morehead, and is spoken of as a most excellent one. The subject was “Army Life in Russia: the Cossacks, their origin, Home and Occupation.” It was a paper embodying the result of careful and painstaking historical research, a condensation of much that is important and interesting in the life of this nomadic nation.
The music for the evening was by Miss Laura Gaston, Miss Grace Porterfield and Mrs. Downing, the hostess of the evening. Miss Gaston played “Evening Star,” from Tannhauser, in very commendable style. Miss Porterfield sang to the accompaniment of Mrs. Downing.
The topic of conversation was “Familiar Quotations,” led by Miss Fran[ces?] Robinson. The discussion was ???? indulged in.
Clermont Sun, Batavia, Ohio, Apr 26, 1899
A Delightful Entertainment
The closing and most brilliant event of the season occurred at the Goshen M. E. Church Friday evening, April 21st. The Cincinnati Quartette, under the very able direction of Mr. Albert H. Morehead, gave a most delightful evening of song, assisted by Mr. Frank Cody, who always wins laurels wherever he goes. The quartette consisted of the following: Miss Rosa Goves, soprano; Miss Eleanor Bain, contralto; Mr. Albert H. Morehead, tenor; Mr. S. William Brady, baritone; Miss Annie Susan Holmes, accompanist.
Too much cannot be said in favor of Mr. Morehead as soloist as well as in the capacity of musical director. His rendition of “The Holy City” brought forth a perfect burst of applause, to which he responded with a charming encore, sung without accompaniment. Every number of the program is deserving of much praise and special mention. The concert was the grand finale of a most successful course given under the auspices of the Epworth League. Should the League attempt a similar course for next season, a strenuous effort will be made to secure these talented people for an evening.