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Joseph Gautrot and Madame Gautrot

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Joseph Gautrot and Madame Gautrot", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):; accessed 23 April 2019

GAUTROT, Joseph (Mons. GAUTROT; Joseph GAUTROT; ? Henri; H. L. J. GAUTROT; Gautrot, pere)

Violinist, composer, professor of music

Born France, June 1775; or 1783/4
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 March 1839 (per Sarah and Elizabeth, from Batavia, 4 January)
Died Sydney, 30 January 1854, "aged 71" (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)


Soprano vocalist

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 March 1839 (per Sarah and Elizabeth, from Batavia, 4 January)
Active Sydney, until May 1855 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)

See also all TROVE items tagged French operatic company 1839: (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

See also all TROVE items tagged Foreign operatic company 1842: (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

France (? c.1775 to c. 1831)

In Hobart in 1845, Joseph Gautrot himself advertised a June concert to celebrate his seventieth birthday, from which we might hope we could reliably calculate a birth year of 1775. However, according to his death notices in the Sydney press, presumably placed there by his wife, he was 71 years of age in January 1854, and therefore born in 1783/84. Reports suggest that neither Gautrot may ever have become fluent in English, and so, allowing also for the possibility of their interlocutors mishearing, perhaps neither date is correct.

In Paris in 1810, a "Gautrot", whose residence was given as no. 10, rue-N-D-de-Nazareth, in the 3rd arrondissement, was listed as one of the first violins in the orchestra of the Opéra-comique, under the leadership of Frédéric Blasius. The name "Gautrot" was also written on a second violin part for the first performance of Cherubini's Chant sur la mort d'Haydn, performed at the Paris Conservatoire on 18 February that same year.

According to his brief obituary in Bell's life in Sydney, Gautrot was with Napoleon's imperial guard when it entered Moscow in 1812. And, as late as 1926, his extremely elderly former Sydney pupil, James Walker, remembered "M. Guthrow" as having been "Napoleon's first violinist". A François Gautrot (1774-1827), of the grendadiers à cheval in the Imperial Guard, was enlisted in the Legion d'honneur in 1805.

He was perhaps the Gautrot who in 1817 was director of the orchestra at the Franconi family's Cirque Olympique, and named as composer of the instrumental music accompanying Franconi junior's pantomime, Caïn; ou, Le premier crime, premiered there on 26 June.

An "M. Gautrot" was chef d'orchstre at the Grand Théâtre de Gand in 1829 and 1830, and a "Mme. Gautrot" among the minor principals. In 1831, "M. Gautrot" was chef d'orchstre at the Théâtre de Genève, and a "Mme. Gauterot" [sic] one of the minor principals.

Batavia (c.1831 to 1838)

Gautrot's Sydney obituary claimed that he was for "about eight years" leader of an orchestra at Batavia.

He was also documented as having given a concert at Cape Town, in the Cape Colony, presumably en route to South Asia.

He and his wife were certainly documented as working at the theatre at Batavia between late 1836 and the end of 1838, as part of François Minard's French theatrical troupe, and, if they had indeed been there earlier, may also have toured with Minard to Calcutta in 1834. Also appearing with the company in Batavia in 1836-37 was the dancer, Charriere, whom the Gautrots would meet again in Sydney.

Australia (1838 to 1855)

The Gautrots arrived in Sydney in March 1839 with Minard's small operatic company, to give what would turn out to be their last performances together. When Minard and his wife left in April, he advertised the music of 25 operas for sale. Alone of the small company, the Gautrots opted to remain.

In 1839 Joseph Gautrot signed a letter to the press in Sydney "J. Gautrot, Pere", and W. A. Duncan also referred to him as "Pere" in the Australasian Chronicle, perhaps suggesting that a son was also with them in Australia at least briefly. A Henri Gautrot was in Batavia in 1841; was he perhaps the "Monsieur Henry" who appeared with the company in Sydney? In the 1841 census, taken in Melbourne in March, the Gautrot household is listed under the name "Henri Gautrot".

As to Madame Gautrot, neither her forename nor initial appears anywhere in print or other documentation as yet uncovered.

Charles Rodius exhibited a sketch portrait of Gautrot in Sydney in 1849, said to be a good likeness; if it survives, it is so far unidentified.

The Gautrots lived for periods in Hobart and Melbourne, but were mostly based in Sydney. They planned to leave Australia several times, but were prevented by misfortunes and penury.

Of the two, Madame Gautrot was probably better known to Sydney audiences for her many vocal appearances. She continued to perform after her husband's death, but disappears completely from colonial record after May 1855.

Musical works

Of around 30 documented compositions and arrangements by Joseph Gautrot, only one was published and survives, the Josephian hymn (Hobart: T. Bluett, 1844).

Among his lost colonial musical works were:

Australia, a pastoral (composed for the Ladies of the Colony for violin solo) (Sydney in November 1839)

Quintett (for two Tenors, two Violoncellos, and one Double Bass) (Sydney, June 1840)

Overture a la Melbourne (for band and orchestra) (Melbourne, April 1841)

Russian air with variations: a sestett (for pianoforte, two Violins, two flutes, violoncello, and double bass) (Sydney, August 1842)

Septett (for pianoforte, two violins, two flutes, violoncello, and double bass; "composed, we believe, for the occasion") (Sydney, August 1842)

Overture ("composed expressly for this Theatre . . . with variations for all the instruments") (Hobart, December 1843)

Grand septuor ("for Three Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Flute, and Contra Basse") (Hobart, December 1845)

A new grand overture ("by a Double Orchestra, composed expressly for this occasion") (Sydney, May 1850)

Documentation (France 1810-30)

Mémorial dramatique, quatrième année 1810 (Paris: Hocquet et Ce., [1810])  (DIGITISED)

[56] . . . ORCHESTRE.
Chefs. MM. Blasius . . . Lefebvre . . . Second Chef Frédéric . . .
Premiers Violons. Griot . . . Guigne . . . Cudret . . .
Gautrot, rue N.-D-de-Nazareth , no. 10.
Habeneck . . . Dieudonné . . . Seconds Violons . . .

Gautrot, ripieno 2nd violin part, Cherubini's Chant sur la mort d'Haydn, Paris conservatoire, 1810; BnF

18 February 1810, a "Gautrot", 2nd violin, at first performance of Luigi Cherubini's Chant sur la mort d'Haydn; Paris Conservatoire (DIGITISED)

Noms des interprètes sur certaines parties: . . . Gautrot [2e violon] . . . (DIGITISED)


Vue du Circque Olympique de M.M. Franconi, from Les animaux savants (Paris, 1816)

Vue du Circque Olympique de M.M. Franconi, from Les animaux savants; ou, Exercices des chevaux de M.M. Franconi (Paris, 1816), plate after 36 (DIGITISED)

Almanach des 25,000 adresses de Paris pour l'année 1817 (Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1817), 288 (DIGITISED)

Gautrot, chef d'orch. au cirque Olymp. r. Miromesnil, 1.

Cain; ou, Le premiere crime; pantomime en trois actes . . . musique . . . par M. Gautrot, 1817

Cain; ou, Le premiere crime; pantomime en trois actes, imitée du poeme de Gessner, par M. Franconi jeune, mise en scène par le même; musique arrangée et composée par M. Gautrot, chef d'orchestre du Cirque Olympique . . . représentée, pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le théâtre du Cirque Olympique, le 26 Juin 1817 (Paris: Fages, [1817]) (DIGITISED)


"BOITE", La Pandore, journal des spectacles . . . (12 October 1825), 4 (DIGITISED)

On y voit que: La troupe de Troyes revient, après avoir fait les délices d'une autre ville, qu'aux sons flatteurs du violon de M. Gautrot viendra se joindre le chant du rossignol si parfaitement imité par Mme. Mandelli . . .


Théatre de Gand, comptes-rendus et programmes 1829-1830 ([Paris: ? , 1829-30], 2 (DIGITISED)

DE 1829 A 1830.
Messieurs, Alphonse d'Apréval, Elleviou.
Le Roux, Philippe.
Annet, forte 2e Haute-Contre, Colin.
Vautrin, 2e Haute-Contre, Colin.
Mondonville, Martin.
Leclerc, jeune, 1re Basse-taille.
Padres, 2e Basse-taille.
Baudot, 2e et 3e Basse-taille.
Prud'homme, Trial.
Emery, Laruette.
Vandevyver, Grande utilité.
Choristes. - Dix hommes.

Liger, 1re Chanteuse à roulades.
Thibault, 1re Chanteuse sans roulades.
Le Rous, 1re Dugazon.
Alphonse d'Apréval, 2e Dugazon.
Fay, 2me Chanteuse, 2me Dugazon.
Prud'homme, 2me et 3me Amoureuse.
Vautrin, 1re Coriphée.
De Fite, 1re Duègne.
Gautrot, 2me Duègne.
Leaneau, 2me Coriphée.
Choristes. - Huit dames.

Leclere, aîné, directeur gérant;
Mondonville, Alphonse d'Apréval, Leclerc, jeune,
Mlle. Thibault, directeurs sociétaires;
Baudot, régisseur en chef; Vandevyver, 2e régisseur;
Mengal, chef d'orchestre; Gautrot, 2é chef d'orchestre et répétiteur . . .


Almanach des spectacles pour 1830 (Paris: Barba, 1830), 338 (DIGITSED)

Grand Théâtre de Gand. MM. Leclerc, directeur gérant . . . M. Gautrot, chef d'orchestra


Almanach des spectacles pour 1831 (Paris: Barba, 1831), 251 (DIGITISED)

Théâtre de Genève.
M. Lonce et Mme.Lintaut, directeurs . . .
Gautrot, chef d'orchestre. Thonon, second maître de musique. Honoré, premier violon solo. Voirou, second violon. Henselin, basse solo . . . Martial, première hautecontre, Allan, Philippe et Gavaudan . . .
Mmes . . . Gauterot [sic], des meres Dugazon . . .

Documentation - Batavia (1836-39)

"THE FRENCH DRAMATIC COMPANY", Calcutta Journal (August 1836), 379

The French Company recently arrived, made their debert on the evening of the 23d August, in a little theatre fitted up in one of the large rooms on the second floor at the Government House. The pieces chosen for the occasion were two very humorous one-act Vaudevilles - "Une Affaire d'Honneur," and "Watel," or the illustrious cook. The principal role in both pieces was taken by M. Fleury, who was very respectably supported by our old friend M. Sivord, and by five others of the corps, namely, Madame Thonon, Mademoiselle Fleury, M. Bonniol, M. Alphonse and M. Charles, the last a young actor destined, we guess, for the parts that were assigned to M. Minard in the former Company, but, to judge from a first performance, not quite equal to him. The two ladies had not much opportunity of displaying their talents: we prefer them both to the "adorable" Flore of the last Company . . .

12 October 1836, earliest notice of Gautrot at Batavia

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (12 October 1836), 5 

Monsieur Gautrot, chef de I'orchestre de Batavia, se propose de donner des leçons de chant, de violon, d'accompagnement de piano et autres instrumens. Les personnes qui veulent I'honorer de leur coniiance pouront s'adresser chez lui, chez M. Chaulan.

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (15 October 1836), 6 

THÉATRE-FRANCAIS, Sous Ia direction de M. MINARD. Lundi l7 Octobre 1836 . . . INTERMEDE MUSICAL dans lequel Mme. GAUTROT chantera le grand air du Concert à la Cour . . .

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (11 November 1836), 2 

Mardi dernier la Dame Blanche, opéra de Scribe et Boieldieu, vient d'être donné pour la 2e fois et cette fois-ci l'exécution a été parfaite . . . Mme. Gautrot a chanté a ravir et la même observation peut être appliquée a cette actrice . . . M. Henri tient fermement sa partie de chant et promet assez pour l'avenir . . . La musique, tant de l'ouverture que de l'accompagneraent, a été exécutée a merveille et a contribué en bonne partie a l'illusion y que doit causer naturellement une représentation du chef-d'oeuvre de Boieldieu.

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (16 November 1836), 4 

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (26 November 1836), 2 

. . . Pourquoi aussi l'orchestre pour les vaudevilles est-il si mal pourvu? Moyennant une petite dépense, M. Minard trouvera bien deux ou trois artistes; cela serait bien plus agréable pour l'auditoire et ferait que, quand M. Gautrot devrait tourner sa feuille il n'y aurrait pas tacet pour tout le reste de l'orchestre composé de lui seul . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (30 November 1836), 5 

THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS. Sous la direction de M. MINARD. Samedi 3 Novembre 1836 . . . LE BARBIER DE SÉVILLE, Opéra en 4 actes, musique de Rossini. Dans la leçon de chant du 3me acte Mad. Gautrot chantera un air de Mozard [sic], avec variations de la compositon de M. Gautrot.


"ERUDITIO MUSICA. Achtste Concert", Javasche courant (14 January 1837), 2 

Welligt was er voor de beminnaren der toonkunst, in deze gewesten, in langen tijd geen genoeglijker, ja gelukkiger avond, dan die van den 9den dezer.

Zij althans, die met ons, in de verschillende gewaarwordingen, welke elk nummer van het Programma der uitgevoerde muzijk-stukken te weeg bragt, deelden, bekennen dit met den waren kunstliefhebber volmondig.

Dat men het dan ook niet euvel neme, wanneer wij ons het regt aanmatigen, om, langs dezen weg, de tolken te zijn der dankbare gevoelens, waarmede ieder onzer bezield is, voor de krachtdadige medewerking der dames en heeren liefhebbers, welke zoo ruimschoots tot dien schoonen avond, in het concert voor den heer Gautrot en deszelfs echtgenoot hebben bijgedragen . . .

Het vijfde nummer, zijnde eene romance uit Guillaume Tell van Rossini, door Mevr. Gautrot gezongen, voldeed bij uitnemenheid; een weinig meer vast- en toegevenheid in de begeleiding, ware ons zeker niet ongevallig geweest; doch overigens was de voordragt en uitvoering overschoon . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (13 May 1837), 4 

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (1 July 1837), 2 

Mercredi dernier, M. Minard, en donnant une représentation de Vatel, suivi de la Dame Blanche . . . Mme. Gautrot, à son entrée en scène, fut salué par un violent coup de sifflet . . . M. Gautrot, du haut de son siège musical, s'est permis de provoquer le siffleur: soit par respect pour les cheveux blancs de ce vieillard, soit que l'on ait jugé plus conveuable de mépriser l'injure grossière de cet homme, personne n'a répondu à son appel belliqueux. Du reste, les murmures du public ont assez fait compreadre à M. Gautrot, combien sa conduite était inconvenante.

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (1 July 1837), 4 

OPERA: La dame blanche (Boieldieu)

VAUDEVILLE: Vatel; ou, Le petit fils d'un grand-homme (Scribe)

See also "BATAVIA", in Rafael Díaz Arenas, Viaje curioso é instructivo de Manila á Cádiz por China, Batavia, el Brazil (Cádiz: D. D. Féros, 1839), 137-38 (DIGITISED)

. . . Se representaba aquella noche La Dama blanca, ópera en dos actos, música de Boaldieu, y el Baudeville, Batel ó el nieto de un grande hombre. Al presentarse en la escena M. me Gautrot, se oyó un silvido, se retiró ella y se paró la representacion; el público empezó á gritar fuera el que ha silvado; por último se presentó segunda vez, y la colmaron de aplausos: supe entónces que habia dos partidos, uno á favor de ella y otro por Mme. Alexandre, cuyo marido fué quien me recordó en la posada que habia ópera; y entónces conocí que lo que él deseaba era que fuesen mu-[138]-chos espectadores para oir gritar á lasenemiga lírica de su esposa.

Conocí en otra representacion que esta era mas cómica, y tenía cierto despejo y gracejo, con que compensaba la ventaja que en la música le llevaba Mme. Goutrot [sic] . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (30 August 1837), 11 

THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS, Sous la direction de M. MINARD. MERCREDI 30 Août 1837, AU BÉNÉFICE DE MADAME GAUTROT . . . Une première représentation de FRA DIAVOLO, Opéra en 3 actes, musique d'Auber . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (20 September 1837), 6 

THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS, Sous la direction de M. MINARD. VENDREDl 22 Septembre 1837, Au Bénéfice de M. GAUTROT . . . Une première représentation de LA PIE VOLEUSE, Opéra en 3 actes, musique de Rossini . . .


"THEATRE FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (17 January 1838), 2 

[Opera La Muette de Portici . . .] . . . notre bon Gautrot lève son archet . . . un accord électrique, brusque, brillant, annonce l'ouverture que l'on couvre d'applaudissemens étourdissans . . . Des fleurs, des fleurs en masse à Mme. Gautrot dans son air délicieux: ô moment enchanteur! Une couronne de chêne a l'énergique Gautrot . . ..

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (26 May 1838), 5 

Twee zeer goede piano's te koop; te bevragen bij den heer Gautrot, Koningsplein naast den heer van Teutem.

"VERTREKKENDE PERSONEN", Javasche courant (20 June 1838), 5 

. . . - Monsieur Robert et Madame Alexandre, repatrient.
- Mr. Gautrot et familie guittent Java.

"FRANSCH TOONEEL TE BATAVIA", Javasche courant (4 July 1838), 8-9 

[9] . . . Men onderscheide dus wat het publiek oordeelt en wat eenige enkele min onpartijdige personen voor deszelfs gevoelen wel willen doen doorgaan; van welk laatste toch de avond van gisteren een klaar bewijs heeft opgeleverd, daar Me. Bonniol door hare verhaaste terugkomst den schijn had als of zij van te voren van alles onderrigt ware, en het verhaaste ophalen van de gordija bijna veroorzaakt had dat zij ten tooneele ware verschenen, voor en aleer haar naam nog door enkelen genoemd was, en men bepaald wist, of het haar dan wel Me. Gautrot gold . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (18 July 1838), 5 

SPECTACLE-FRANCAIS, sous la direction DE MESSIEURS LES AMATEURS DU THEATRE HOLLANDAIS. Vendredi 20 Juillet 1B38. Dixseptième représentation de l'abonnement. LE BOUFFE ET LE TAILLEUR, Opéra en 1 acte, Dans cette pièce MM. BONNIOL, ROBERT et Mme. GAUTROT placeront quelques nouveaux morceaux de chant dont le programine du jour donnera le détail . . .

[Advertisement], Javasche courant (21 July 1838), 6 

VENDU DEPARTEMANT . . . Op dingsdag den 24sten Julij 1838. Ten huize van den heer Gautrot, op het Koningsplein, van wagens, paarden, huismeubelen, ledikanten, spiegels, stoelen, een drankbufet, kleerenkasten, glaswerk, hanglampen; alsmede een palanquin met engelsch ijzerwerk zoo goed als nieuw.

[Shipping], Javasche courant (1 September 1838), 6 

BATAVIA . . . Vertrokken . . . Aug. 30 - Ned. stoom-boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, naar Samarang, met Zr. Ms. troepen, passagiers . . . H. E. le Normant, F. Minard, G. Bonniol en familie, H. L. J. Gautrot en familie . . .

"VERTREKKENDE PERSONEN", Javasche courant (24 November 1838), 5 

M. et Mme Minard, M. et Mme Gautrot et son fils, quittent Java.

[Shipping], Javasche courant (12 December 1838), 5, 6 

BATAVIA Aangekomen. Dec. 7 - Ned stoom-boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, van Samarang den 5den december, met Zr. Ms troepen, passagiers . . .. de heeren J. A. Moser, Darling, H. Gautrot, Minard en echtgenoot, Gautrot en echtgenoot, en de jonge heer Tholen. 

SAMARANG . . . Vertrokken . . . Dec. 4 - Ned. stoom boot Van der Capellen, C. Borneman, naar Batavia, met Zr. Ms. troepen, passagiers, kollonel De Koek van Leeuwen, de heer J. A. Moser, de heer en mevrouw Gautrot, en de heer en mevrouwen Minard en H. Gautrot.


[Shipping], Javasche courant (5 January 1839), 5 

Jan. 4 . . . Eng. schip Sara en Elizabeth, J. Davison, naar Sijdneij, passagiers, de heeren W. Yong, F. Minard en familie, H. L. J. Gautrot, en familie . . .

1840-41 (Henri Gautrot)

"Vertrekkende Personen", Javasche courant (16 December 1840), 5 

Henri Gautrot retourne en France.

"Scheepsberigten", Javasche courant (30 January 1841), 6 

Vertrokken . . . Jan. 28. - Frans. schip Philantrope, J. Jayer, naar Samarang, passagiers . . . H. Gautrot . . .

"Scheepsberigten", Javasche courant (31 March 1841), 5 

BATAVIA. Aangekomen . . . Maart 26 - Frans. schip Le Java J. Jager, van Samarang . . . passagiers . . . Gautrot . . .

Documentation (Australia, 1839-55)

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Sydney, NSW (1 March to 7 May 1839)

1 March 1839, arrival in Sydney, from Batavia

"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 March 1839), 2 

From Batavia, same day [yesterday], whence she sailed the 4th January, the barque Sarah and Elisabeth, Captain Davidson, with sugar, rice, and arrack. Passengers, Monsieur and Madame Monuard, Monsieur and Madame Gantral, and Mr. Young. Agent, Captain Davidson.

15 March 1839, opening night, French operatic company, Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney

FIRST PIECE: Michel et Christine (vaudeville, Scribe and Dupin, 1821)

SECOND PIECE: Le bouffe et le tailleur (opéra comique, words by Armand Gouffé and Villiers; music by Pierre Gaveaux, 1804)

THIRD PIECE: Les premieres amours; ou, Les souvenirs d'enfance (vaudeville, Scribe, 1825)

[Advertisement], The Australian (14 March 1839), 3 

Royal Victoria Theatre.
FRIDAY EVENING, March, 15, 1839.
FIRST NIGHT of the French Operatic Company, who will have the honor of representing
Michael and Christina, A Vaudeville in one Act, by Scribe and Dupin.
After which,
THE BUFFO, Opera Buffa, in one Act.
Airs to be Sung during the Piece
No. 1. "On dit que je suis sans malice," sung by Monsieur Minard
No. 2. "Ton coeur bon et sensible," by Madame Gautrot and Monsieur Minard
No. 3. "Gaiment je m'accomode de tout," a Rondo, by Monsieur Henry
No. 4. "Conservez bien la paix du coeur," a Duet, by Madarne Gautrot and Monsieur Henry
No. 5. Air from the Barber of Seville, "Una Voce," by Madame Gautrot
No. 6. "Monsieur vous avez une fille, &c.," a Burlesque, by Monsieur Minard
No. 7. "Assis au bord d'une onde pure," a Parody, by Madame Minard
No. 8. "Plaignez les tourmens," a Duet, by Madame Gautrot and Monsieur Henry
No. 9. "Finale Chorus."
The Evening's Amusenent will terminate with the favorite Piece of
Between the two last Pieces, Madame Gautrot will Sing the Grand Air from the Pre Aux Clercs, With an Accompaniment, Violin Obligate, executed by Monsieur Gautrot.
Dress Boxes, 7s 6d. - Upper Boxes, 5s. - Pit, 2s. - Gallery, 1s . . .

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Monitor (18 March 1839), 3

On Friday night the French "Comedians" lately arrived from India made their debut on the Sydney Stage. The weather was dreadful. First, the wind was similar to the heat of an oven, until just about the hour when the doors were opened, a breeze, from the south-east enveloped the town in dust. Every body expected that the dress boxes would be deserted, and that even the common people would not brave the dust to fill the pit. To the astonishment of every one, the house was full in every part; and the boxes and pit absolutely crowded. The expectations which we had formed from the performance of so small a number of persons, were surpassed by the general result, and the continuous applause from all parts of the house proved, that the audience appreciated the merits of the performers. The first part of the evening's entertainment was a Vaudeville, by the celebrated "Scribe;" it his been adopted into the English Languuage and performed on the Sydney Stage but the translation has lost all the naivte, and natural feeling of the original; the songs to which Madame Gautrot, Monsieur Minard, and Monsieur Henri, did perfect justice, are, so far as expression of sentiment is concerned, wholly untranslateable into English. Madame Gautrot was a perfect model for an "Aubergiste" (Country Landlady) and in Stanislas and his Monstache (Minard) we recognized a veritable "Grognard" (True Soldier), who would die sooner than forfeit his word or offend his Colonel. Monsieur Henri is well adapted to the line he has taken, and his perfect self-possession on the Stage, whether as a peasant or a gentleman, would be a great acquisition to most of the "Sydney Corps Dramatique." The Opea Buffa, which formed the second part of the entertainment, consists of a very simple plot as follows: - Cavatini, an Italian singer, not very much troubled with cash, and fortunately, he gets into the house of a tailor, whose wife (Madame Minard) although most prudent in all other matters, would give her house, husband, and all, for the sake of music; at the same time not knowing a single note of the gamut. Cavatini's valet, (Benini,) falls in love with the hostess' daughter; the attachment becomes mutual, and they at length persuade Cavatini to take advantage of the old lady's foible, in order to obtain her consent to her marriage. The old lady comes to the lodgings of the "singer," and finds Benini (who introduces himself as Cavatini his master) and forthwith the lady commences fishing for a song. Benini, who is as ignorant of music as herself, endeavours, by every excuse he can invent, to put off the exhibition of his powers; he at length prevails on her to sing first, and she, overcome by his protestations of admiration, and her own vanity, commences - "Assis au bord d'une onde pure," a parody, in which the action of the songstress is also burlesque, and of which Madame Minard appeared to be perfect mistress. This song kept the house in a roar of laughter. The plot terminates by the entrance of Cavatini, (Monsieur Henri) and Celestine (Madame Gautrot) who conceal themselves in a closet, one on each side of the old lady, whose back is turned towards Benini, who sits at the piano; the latter pretends to sing, and the old lady is enchanted; his master retires as soon as the song is over, and the old lady begs for something more. Benini offers to sing a lover's duet "all alone." She is perfectly astounded and the more so, when, he he tells her he will imitate the young lady's voice, at the same time. Cavitini and Celestine then step gently behind Mamma's chair and sing the sweet duet "plaignez les tourmens" and towards the end of their singing gradually approach the chair towards of the end, Benini not singing at all. Benini rises and takes his master's place, and he kneels on one side of her, Celestine being on the other, and the old lady quite overcome by the music which she thinks proceeds from Benini, drops an arm on each, and then discovers her mistake. She is very angry at having been deceived, but Cavatini (Henri) immediately launches into a bravura, which silences all her scruples, and she then consents to their union. The duet sung by Monsieur Minard, (a conversation supposed to be held between himself and the father of his mistress) was admirably executed. Madame Gautrot in the course of the opera sang the old favorite "Una voce poco fa," and it has lost nothing in public estimation by her performance. Several other songs were sung during the. piece, and all with great applause. A duet by Monsieur Minard and Madame Gautrot was encored. It was however unreasonable to demand an encore when we consider the length of the performance, and that only four persons had to sustain the whole. Between this and the concluding piece Monsieur Gautrot accompanied by Madame G. with his violin in the grand air from the opera "Le pre aux clercs." Of Madame's singing, we will only say, that it equalled her former performance. Monsieur Gautrot appeared at first rather nervous, but soon recovered and executed the accompaniment in the first style. The evening's entertainment concluded with another Vaudeville, by Scribe. The plot is simple, and so natural was the action, so full of life and reality, that those who did not know a syllable of the language, were delighted with the performance, and perfectly comprehended it. We were glad to see our leading "Victoria" performers in the house both male and female.

"THEATRE", The Australian (19 March 1839), 2 

A new era in our colonial dramatic annals has taken place within the last week in the introduction of a French operatic company amongst us. To say that we view this event as a matter or congratulation, and as deserving our best encouragement, would be only to express a sentiment in which we have been anticipated by the proceedings of Friday evening last. Considerable excitement had been occasioned by the announcement, that the French company newly arrived, would give their first entertainment on the evening above-mentioned, and we are happy to say, that the result has more than realized the highest expectations. We ought not, however, to omit to state, that our new corps dramatique appear under considerable disadvantage from having recently lost some of their most efficient members. But they have made arrangements to supply the loss at the earliest possible opportunity. We must, therefore, now speak of them as they are.

The evening's entertainment opened with an agreeable vaudeville, called Michel et Christine. The incidents possess that domestic simplicity and interest which make the readiest and most effective appeal to the feelings of a promiscuous audience. So much so, that we think, that even those who may not clearly have understood the dialogue, would have been at little loss to interpret the proceedings. The action (nature being the guide) was sufficient expositor of what was expressed. Messieurs Minard and Henry, and Madame Gantrout were the only persons engaged in this piece, which circumstance, sufficiently proves that numbers are not absolutely essential to the interest and success of scenic exhibitions. Their performances in this vaudeville alone, were sufficient credentials of their histrionic talent and experience. In the progress of the piece, however, we must admit that we thought M. Minard less happy in his impersonation of Stanislas than Madame Gantrout and M. Henry as Michel and Christine. But if there were any defects in the outset, he amply redeemed them in the separation scene at the finale.

An Opera Buffs next followed, in which Madame Minard played with an equal degree of amusement to the audience as credit to herself. This lady appears to us to possess great capabilities as an actress; with a rich vein of humour, there is a placidity of manner, combined with a good knowledge of stage business, that invest her acting with great point and effect. Her voice, though far from comparable to that of Madame Gautrout, is nevertheless agreeable, and quite adequate to what is required in a vaudeville. Owing to the want of strength in the company, it was necessary to make a slight change in the adaptation of this piece. The substance of the plot, however, remained unaltered, and with such a substitute as Madame Minard, we have no reason to be dissatisfied with the change. M. Minard has but little capability as a singer, but in vaudevilles, as we have just said, great compass of voice, or richness of tone, is not required. The fictitious duet which he sings in this piece, was exceedingly good; and his facility of manner gives a character of gaiety and vigour to the whole, that voice alone never can effect.

In the Grand Air from the Pre Aux Clercs, sung by way of interlude between the second and the third piece, Madame Gautrot displayed the results of diligent and continuous study. As Prima Donna, her voice is certainly not of the first quality, but this is quite forgotten in the high state of cultivation in which we find it. Nor must we forget to make honourable mention of her Una Voce, which, if we except a few notes at the end, was exceedingly well sung. It is not too much to jay, that as a vocalist and as an actress, this lady would be heard and seen with pleasure any where. It is by no means necessary that she speak the langunge of her auditors, in order to her efforts being rightly appreciated - nature is her interpreter.

In the last piece, "les Souvenirs d'Enfance," the favourable opinion we had entertained of our Gallic visitauts in the early part of the evening, was fully confirmed. Mr. Henry's Naivete in this, and in the first piece, afforded considerable merriment to the audience. Indeed, the performances throughout, received, as they deserved, the hearty and reiterated plaudits of the whole house. While, however, we congratulate our newly arrived friends on their success - we congratulate the colonists no less on the valuable and unexpected acquisition they have in the presence of these strangers. Whether their sojourn amongst us be of long or of short duration, we confidently predict that their exertions will receive the warmest encouragement. We shall make no invidious comparisons, but we cannot help observing, that if this undertaking be properly encouraged, it will contribute materially to advance the general interests of the drama.

We had almost forgotten to mention, that this company have in M. Gautrot, a finished musician, and an able orchestral leader. His obligato on the violin in the course of the evening was, of itself, sufficient to demonstrate his claims as an artist. On Friday evening next (and we beleive every succeeding Friday) they play again, when we hope to see the house present an audience as numerous and as respectable as on Friday evening last. By the way, we would beg to suggest the propriety (and we thereby mean the interest of those more immediately concerned) of retaining the entrance money at the regular price. Of course, they will determine for themselves, but we think we are given them a friendly advice in recommending them to keep the boxes at five shillings, instead of seven shillings and sixpence.

Vive la Compagnie Francaise! - Who could have persuaded Captain King, that fifty years should scarcely elapse, when on the ground where kangaroos held their gambols, and native blacks their corobera, an elegant theatre would be erected, and Vaudevilles orthodoxically represented therein ! ! !

"FRENCH MUSIC" and "THE FRENCH PERFORMERS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (19 March 1839), 2 

FRENCH MUSIC. "What on earth will the French company do for musicians?" asked a wiseacre connected with the theatre as the arrangements for the French performances were being completed. "Why, they can have our own orchestra, can they not?" queried in return the party addressed. "Our orchestra," retorted the former, "what use would they be - pray what do our musicians know about French music?" It is needless to say that this was a poser.

THE FRENCH PERFORMERS. The performances of the French actors drew a good house together on Friday, owing in great measure to the novelty of the proceeding. The number of performers is five, but with this limited number they got through three pieces in a very successful manner. The whole of the performance was plentifully sprinkled with songs and duets, which afforded favorable opportunities for their vocal talents. The singing of Madame Gautrot elicited universal applause from all parts of the house; it appeared altogether of a higher order than usual, and was perfectly distinct and unconstrained, singing the most difficult pieces with perfect ease. Madame Minard alao hasa sweet voice, and in one instance caused much amusement in the execution of a burlesque bravura. The leader (Minard) has also a good voice, and, what is almost of equal importance, a gentlemanly carriage. The orchestra wbb under the conduct of Monsieur Gautrot, whose execution seems of a finished character. The house, as we before said, was well attended, and every one appeared gratified. A contemporary suggests that it would be advantageous for Mr. Wyatt to enter into an arrangement with these performers, for the purpose of getting up a light piece occasionally between the performances - a suggestion in which we decidedly agree.

22 March 1839, second performance of the French company

FIRST PIECE: La vieille (opera comique, 1 act, Scribe, music by Fétis, 1826)

SECOND PIECE: Les duex chasseurs et la laitiere (opera comique, 1 act, Anseaume, music by Duny, 1763)

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Herald (22 March 1839), 2 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (22 March 1839), 3 

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (26 March 1839), 2 

5 April 1839, third performance of the French company

FIRST PIECE: Le diner de Madelon (vaudeville, 1 act, Désaugiers)

SECOND PIECE: Le bouffe et le tailleur (2ND TIME)

THIRD PIECE: Le philtre champenois; ou, L'élixir d'amour (vaudeville, Mélesville and Brazier, 1831)

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Herald (5 April 1839), 2 

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (9 April 1839), 2 

Some writer has said that Time is the only true test by which the excellence of the poet or the musician can be determined. The same standard may be applied to art, to science, and to morals. We are led to this remark, by the high degree of gratification that we derived from the performances of our French Operatic Company on Friday evening, being their third night of representation. We were favourably impressed with their qualifications on their first entertainment, and each succeeding one has not only confirmed our first impressions, but has enhanced them.

The company is small, and they necessarily labour under many disadvantages, but they nevertheless produce an effect that it is impossible to praise too highly. Throughout they have exhibited a very high order of excellence as actors. We have not time, nor is it perhaps necessary, to speak seriatim of their exertions on Friday evening, but we cannot refrain from noticing the performance of Madame Minard in Le Bouffe, and of Madame Gautrot in Le Philtre Champenois. They required no interpreter - nature spoke aloud. The expression of disgust and alarm conveyed by the latter lady, when she sees her suitor, Gobergert, in a state of inebriation, realised everything that has been said of that particular charm with which Mrs Jordan invested all her scenic exhibitions. In a word, we think Madame Gautrot's Catherine was a piece of consummate acting - it must be seen to be adequately appreciated. This lady's execution of the grand air Du concert à La Cour, was indeed honourable to herself, as it was gratifying to the audience; and what is more extraordinary, this lady was suffering throughout the evening from very severe indisposition, so much so that medical aid was required for her. Of M. Gautrot's solo on the violin it will be sufficient to say, that we were astonished - and having had so formidable a predecessor as Mr. Wallace, this is saying a great deal. His tact and talent as leader in the orchestre, had given us a very high opinion of his attainments as a musician; but on Friday evening he surpassed our most sanguine expectations. Had there been bo other entertainment, we should have thought our visit well paid. We understand that the dramatic performances of this talented company are about to be brought to a close; we hope not - for we think their exertions conducive in no small degree to raise the tone of music and the drama in this Colony. We, therefore, hope to hear of their permanent settlement amongst us.

12 April 1839, fourth performance of the French company

FIRST PIECE: Le médecin turc (comic opera, 1 act, Nicolo)

SECOND PIECE: Les deux chasseurs et la laitiere (2ND TIME)

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Herald (12 April 1839), 2 

"THEATRE", The Australian (16 April 1839), 2 

We regret to say, that our French Artistes gave their final representation on Friday evening last. The farewell pieces were, Le Medecin Turc, and Les Chasseurs et la Laitiere. The first was a new piece, and a very entertaining trifle it is. Madame Gautrot has left us a delightful souvenir in her brilliant execution of the Grand Air de la Fauvette. It is much to be regretted that this company did not find sufficient inducement to establish themselves amongst us. However, we are much indebted to them for the gratification they have given us, and shall always revert to their operatic entertainments here with a very high degree of pleasure. We now beg to offer them our best wishes for their success, and to bid them adieu . . .

[News], The Australian (18 April 1839), 2 

Monsieur and Madame Minard proceed to Europe by the Parland, on Sunday next. Monseiur and Madame Gautrot intend to remain here for a short time. We have been informed that they intend shortly giving a concert.

26 April 1839, the Gautrots' first concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (26 April 1839), 1 

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (29 April 1839), 2 

"The Concert", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (29 April 1839), 3 

"CONCERT", The Sydney Standard and Colonial Advocate (29 April 1839), 3 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot delighted a highly respectable audience at the Royal Hotel, on Friday evening last. The selection of songs und music displayed much taste and judgment. We shall not draw comparisons, for they are odious. We admired Madame Gautrot, and we were as on former occasions delighted with our prime favourite Miss Wallace. What we so much admire in Miss Wallace, is her perfect freedom from affectation and studied effect, which often disgusts its with those of equal and, perhaps, superior pretensions. The performances altogether were highly creditable; but we shall never give our unqualified approbation to any species of public amusement which cannot he conducted without exceptionable aid. Talent is no substitute for moral worth; and we beg distinctly lo be understood that we condemn, in the most unqualified sense, the countenance given by persons who ought to know better, to parties who do not deserve it.

ASSOCIATIONS: "exceptionable aid" - i.e. "the amateur", John Bushell, a convict

"CONCERT", The Australian (30 April 1839), 2 

"THE CONCERT", The Colonist (1 May 1839), 3 

7 May 1839 [sic], departure from Sydney, for Hobart

"PROJECTED DEPARTURES", The Colonist (4 May 1839), 2 

Marian Watson, Ayerst, for Hobart Town, this day. Agent, D. Egan. Passengers - Cabin, Mrs. Shribbs, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, Messrs. Kemp, Logan, Davis, and Rogers . . .

Hobart Town and Launceston, VDL (TAS) (16 May to 29 July 1839)

"Shipping Intelligence. HOBART TOWN ARRIVALS", The Hobart Town Courier (17 May 1839), 2 

16 - the schooner Marian Watson, 146 tons, Blackburne, from Sydney, May 7, with sundries, A. Morrison, agent - passengers, Mr. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Gautrot, Mrs. Shribbs, Mr. Kemp, Mrs. Rogers, Mr. Davis . . .

"The French Plays", The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (21 May 1839), 7 

We perceive by the Sydney Gazette that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot gave a Concert on the 26th April, to a crowded audience, of the first rank and fashion. Madame Gautrot, it is said, has a voice of extraordinary compass and force, and Monsieur Gautrot as a violinist, far surpasses Mr. Wallace in feeling and expression. We understand that it is their intention shortly to give a concert here, of which due notice will be given.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (24 May 1839), 2 

The Theatre, which has so long and so obstinately remained closed to amusement, is, we are happy to perceive, at length about to open its doors - like the Temple of Janus - to concord. This is promised to us next week by Mons. and Madame Gautrot, two distinguished artistes, who have just arrived from Sydney, and who have announced their intention of giving a Concert next Tuesday. The lovers of vocal and instrumental music are promised a rich treat upon the occasion; and we are confident, that as such visits to our colony are like those of angels, "few and far between," the attendance will in every way correspond to the expectations of Mons. Gautrot, whose reputation as a violin player, is understood to be of the very highest order.

"CONCERT", Colonial Times (28 May 1839), 7 

From the "Bill of Fare," we anticipate a high treat from the Concert of this evening. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, we learn from our Sydney friends, are both proficient, in their respective lines; the lady, as a vocalist, the gentleman as a violinist or fiddler. We shall not mystify our readers with any disertation upon the quality, compass, state, &c. of Madame's voice, leaving the learned of the Incomparable to perform that foolery; but, we may be permitted, from the little knowledge we possess of such matters, to promise the public good and rational entertainment, from the concert in question. In addition to Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, Mr. Reichenberg will perform a solo on his favourite instrument the clarionet, and Mr. Leffler will preside at the piano; the fine band of the 51st Regiment will also be in attendance. We heartily wish our musical visitors every success.

28 May 1839, the Gautrots' first Hobart concert

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (28 May 1839), 1 

(Under distinguished Patronage.)
Mons. & Mad. Gautrot,
HAVE the honor to announce that their Concert will take place on Tuesday next, the 28th May, 1839,
at the Theatre Royal, Campbell-street.
By the kind permission of Lieutenant-Colonel Elliott, the band of the 5lst Regiment will attend.
Overture - Militaire.
1. - Air, Il Barbiere de Seviglia - "Una Voce," Rossini - Madame Gautrot.
2. - Variations on the Violin, Gautrot - Monsieur Gautrot.
3. - Air from "Tancredi," Rossini - Madame Gautrot.
4. - Solo, Clarionet - M. Reichenberg.
5. - Air, Francais (Le plaisir des Dames,) Auber - Madame Gautrot.
Symphony - Militaire.
1. "O Dolce Concento," with variations, composed by Mons. Gautrot - Madame Gautrot
2. - Quartette - Instrumental.
3. - Air with variations, De Beriot - Monsieur Gautrot.
4. - Air, Francais, from Pre Aux Clercs, Herold - Monsieur and Madame Gautrot.
Finale - Rule Britannia.
Mr. Leffler will preside at the Pianoforte.
B3- The Concert will commence at eight o'Clock.
Tickets 7s 6d each - Children's do 5s each.
To be had of Monsieur Gautrot, Ship Hotel; Mr. Tegg, Circulating Library; Mr. Guesdon, Musical Repository; Mr. Hedger, Confectioner; and Mr. Lester, Ship Inn.

"THE CONCERT", The Hobart Town Courier (31 May 1839), 2 

The Concert of Monsieur and Madame Gautrot took place at the Theatre on Tuesday evening last, and as if to punish us for making a mistake about his temple and to vindicate his offended deity, that two-headed gentleman Janus had nearly afforded us a practical illustration of the absence of concord, which we had predicted as likely to attend upon the doors of the Theatre being thrown open, and convinced us that a more safe remedy to have produced any such effect would (in one sense at least) have been to have kept them closed. We were led to this conclusion by a very extraordinary scene which was enacted in the boxes previously to the commencement of the performance. The plot was as follows. The box appropriated for the reception of the Governor and his party was one in the centre of the tier, the front row of which a party of young ladies, disappointed in procuring seats in another part of the Theatre, unhesitatingly took possession. The circumstance excited some slight surprise, and when at length it was announced that His Excellency had arrived, all eyes were most anxiously directed to the fair objects of attraction who were determined to dispute the possession of the Governor's box. In vain were the luminaries borne before the Lieutenant-Governor - in Vain did Monsieur Gautrot herald His Excellency with all that innate politeness which distinguishes the French character, while unspeakable surprise agitated his features - in vain the imploring looks of the Aide-de-Camp and the ardent solicitations of friends - all were exhausted upon the tacit indifference of the party who remained in the full pride of the victory which they had so gracefully achieved. We arc informed that there was a gentleman of the party also in the box, who exhibited a similar spirit of independence and indifference to all entreaty. As if to make the conduct the more conspicuous, on the box itself was seen the inscription "EMOLLIT MORES" in large letters, which we may translate for the benefit of those whom it most concerns, into the REFINEMENT of manners! After pausing for some time at the top of the box, with Lady Pedder on his arm, His Excellency turned round to a different part of the Theatre, when, after some little confusion, and a clatter of seats, we had at length the satisfaction of seeing him occupy a position whence he acknowledged the warm greetings of the audience. We are willing to believe that some unfortunate mistake must have occurred, for otherwise a more outrageous insult was never offered to the representative of royalty. Had His Excellency left the Theatre, we are quite sure he would have been accompanied by the majority of persons present; but not wishing to prejudice the interests of Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, he consented to take his seat in another box, and in so doing showed himself superior to any feeling of temporary annoyance, which so gross a violation of all decorum was calculated to excite. The vulgar triumph was thus disappointed, and the audience evinced their sense of the treatment by most enthusiastically and repeatedly cheering His Excellency at the close of the evening's entertainment. There was but one sentiment pervading all present, whether politically opposed, or otherwise, to His Excellency's government; and if we lament that such an occurrence took place, our regret is materially diminished by the universal expression of public feeling which it called forth. The exception is said to prove the rule, and it never did more effectually than in the present instance.

Thus much concerning this part of the performance. We are happy to revert with more satisfaction to the voice of Madame and the violin of Monsieur Gautrot. Madame sings with great taste, but the compass of her voice is too powerful for a small theatre. Some of the tones are exceedingly rich, but as she proceeds it seems to want more melody and modulation, and its great power in so limited a space astonishes sometimes more than it delights. We were, however, much gratified by several of her performances, which we hope to see repeated before her departure from this colony, as they serve to remind us that we are not altogether excluded from the excellencies of the old world. Madame Gautrot was applauded enthusiastically throughout the evening, and one or two airs which she sung were vigorously encored. With regard to Monsieur Gautrot - in his case, music may be said most fairly to be married to song. His execution on the violin is rapid, and at the same time possessing that ease which denotes a thorough command over the instrument.

We must not omit to mention, that in the absence of Mr. Leffler, who was to have presided over the pianoforte, Mrs. Logan consented at once to relieve Monsieur and Madame Gautrot from the embarrassment in which they must otherwise have been placed. The audience failed not to appreciate the kindness, and she was led on the stage amidst universal applause. Through the courtesy of Lieutenant-Colonel Elliott, the fine band of the 51st was permitted to be present, and relieved the interludes with several delightful pieces of music.

"THE CONCERT", The Tasmanian (31 May 1839), 7 

{Editorial], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (4 June 1839), 4 

WE had not intended to have touched the very disagreable occurrence at Mons. Gautrot's Concert the other evening, but that both the Courier and the other Journals of Friday, having brought it prominently under the public notice, we feel ourselves compelled not to pass it by in silence . . .

. . . The concert itself afforded general satisfaction. Mr. Leffler who had been announced in the silly though usual manner to "preside" at the Piano Forte, having failed to appear Mr. Elliston came forward and in a very neat address stated that Mrs. Logan had very handsomely consented to take the vacant seat; the change, so much for the better, was received, as it deserved, with vehement applause. We need not add that Mrs. Logan's performance was distinguished for its usual excellence. Mr. Reichenberg's concerto on the clarionftalso elicited warm approbation, and the admirable performance of the band of the 51st, which attended by kind permission of Colonel Elliott, gave great general satisfaction.

13 June 1839, the Gautrots' second and last Hobart concert

[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (11 June 1839), 2 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot
Have the honor to announce that their
At the Theatre Royal, Campbell-street,
18th Instant, at 8 o'clock.
Bv the kind permission of Lieut-Colonel Elliott, the Band of the 51st Regiment will attend.
Overture - Militaire
1, - Air, La Fauvette, Gretry - Madame Gautrot
2, - Solo, Flute, Mr. Duly
3. - Air, "II braccio Mio Conquisa," from the Opera of Tancredi - Madame Gautrot
4. - Violin Concerto, Rode's Air, with variations, Monsieur Gautrot
Overture - Militaire
1. - Cavatina, "Di piacer," - Madame Gautrot
2. - Solo, Clarionet - Mr. Reichenberg
3. - Solo, Violin - Air, with variations, from the Opera of "La Vestale" Spontini - Monsieur Gautrot
4. - Air, from "The siege of Corinth," Rossini, Madame Gautrot
5. - Favorite Air, (De Beriot) on two strings and harmonics a la Paganini - By an Amateur
*** On this occasion Madame Gautrot will, at the request of many friends, attempt our National Air of Rule Britannia.
The doors will be opened at seven o'clock.
Box Tickets, 5s. - Pit Tickets, 3s. - Children's
Tickets for the Boxes, 3s. 6d., to be had of Monsieur Gautrot, Ship Hotel; Mr. Tegg, Derwent Circulating Library; Mr Guesden, Musical Repository, Elizabeth-street; Mr. Hedger, Confectioner; and of Mr. Lester Ship Inn.

"THE CONCERT", The Tasmanian (14 June 1839), 7 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot's second concert took place in the Theatre, last evening. The house was not so well attended as on the former occasion, yet there was a very respectable audience of between 200 and 300. The performance, during the evening, was first-rate, especially Monsieur Gautrot's execution on the violin, which was indeed a rich treat, and can be seldom equalled. Madame sung the national air of "Rule Britannia," in which she was accompanied by the band of the 51st regiment, as a finale, in beautiful style; in which she was encored, and received with rapturous applause. His Excellency was not present.

Letter from Jane Franklin, Sydney, 15 June 1839, to John Franklin; ed. O. Havard, "Lady Franklin's visit to NSW, 1839, extracts from letters to Sir John Franklin", Royal Australian Historical Society Journal 29 (1944), 333; also Russell 2002

. . . I suppose the French musicians are now at Hobarton. Sir George told me they were horrible. They contrived to get up one concert at Sydney, but their after attempt was a total failure, as well as their French plays . . .

28 June 1839, the Gautrots' concert, Launceston

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (27 June 1839), 1 

HAVE the honor to announce that their Concert, under the patronage of the Gentry of Launceston and its neighbourhood, will take place
ON FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1839 At the Cornwall Hotel, Cameron-street, Launceston.
1. Air From the Barber of Seville (Rossini) - Madame Gautrot
2. Air, with variations from Joseph (Kreutzer) for violin - Monsieur Gautrot
3. Air, Tancredi (Rossini) - Madame Gautrot
4. Le Plaisir des Dames (Auber) - Madame Gautrot
5. Piu non mi sento with variations for violin - Monsieur Gautrot
6. Air de Rossini - Madame Gautrot
7. Polonaise, violin and piano - Monsieur Gautrot
8. Rule Britannia - Madame Gautrot
Other Instrumental Music will be introduced.
The Concert will commence at half-past seven o'clock.
Terms of Admission, 7s, 6d. - Children, 4s.
Tickets can be procured at Mr. Dowling's Library; Mr. Cozens, Chemist; and at the Cornwall Hotel.
June 26, 1839.

9 July 1839, musical entertainments at Campbell Town

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (6 July 1839), 3 

Concert at Campbell-Town.
MR. GAUTROT begs most respectfully to inform the inhabitants of the district of Campbell Town, that at the particular request of the Gentry in that neighbourhood, he intends giving a
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, at the Caledonian Hotel, on the 9th July next.
For the accommodation of Country Subscribers, it is also his intention to perform at 2 o'clock in the day, and to repeat the Entertainment in the Evening, for those persons who do not reside at a distance.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen's Land Gazette (12 July 1839), 3 

A respected correspondent informs us, that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, whose musical talents afforded so much pleasure to our townsfolk a few weeks ago, gave a morning and evening concert, at Campbell Town, on Tuesday last, which was numerously attended, most of the magistrates and respectable settlers in that district bringing their families either in the morning or evening, as best suited their convenience. We understand, that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot have returned to Launceston, where, under special patronage, they are to give one or two subscription concerts previously to their departure for New South Wales.

15 and 17 July 1839, the Gautrots' second and third Launceston concerts

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (11 July 1839), 2 

M. AND MADAME GAUTROT RESPECTFULLY beg leave to inform the Gentry of Launceston and vicinity, that their Concerts will take place on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, the 15th and 17th July instant, at the "Cornwall Hotel," on which occasion they have been kindly promised some assistance from GENTLEMEN AMATEURS. Launceston, 10th July, 1839.

[News], Launceston Advertiser (18 July 1839), 3 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, the musical foreigners who have recently visited this Island, have during the last fortnight afforded the public of Launceston a great treat. On Monday evening we for the first time heard their performances, and were much gratified with the singing of Madame Gautrot and the violin performance Monsieur Gautrot. Mad. Gautrot has a voice of great compass and power, and her execution displays the accomplished cantatrice. Monsieur Gautrot's performance on he violin ire do not remember to have heard surpassed. He displays a complete mastery of the finger board, and his tones ere remarkable for their brilliancy and clearness. In his slow movements, in reality the most difficult of execution, though to appearance perhaps the most simple, this was particularly apparent. On the whole the performance was of the most gratifying description. Yesterday evening there was another concert, when the pieces chosen were of a very popular character. The Overtures to Figaro and the Caliph of Bagdad were performed with considerable effect, by the aid of several gentlemen, M. Gautrot leading on the violin. Rossini's favourite air of Di tanti palpiti was sung by Madame Gautrot in a manner which excited universal applause, and an Air Varie by Rode was very brilliantly executed by M. Gautrot. We learn that the concert yesterday night is the last M. and Mad. Gautrot intend giving in Launceston. We trust however that this is not the case; and that the public of Launceston may yet have a few more musical treats.

"NATIVE NAIVETE", The Cornwall Chronicle (20 July 1839), 2 

During one of Monsieur Gautrot's concerts the other evening, whilst the audience were boisterously "encoring" one of Madame Gantrot's songs, a gentleman in the back part of the room, apparently quite astonished at the stupidity of the audience, exclaimed, with much "naivete," "What nonsense! how can they understand what you mean by "encore" when they don't understand a word of English?" This beats the gentleman, who, having enquired of a Frenchman what time it was, was told in reply, "Je ne sais pas." "God bless me," he exclaimed, "I had no idea it was so late."

Sydney, NSW (4 August 1839 to 1 December 1840)

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (5 August 1839), 2 

From Launceston, yesterday, having left the 29th ultimo, the brig Giraffe, Captain Burn, with potatoes. Passengers - Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, Mr. Thomson, and Mr. Vickerman.

"MUSICAL WORLD", The Colonist (7 August 1839), 2 

Mr. Deane's concert will take place next Tuesdlay evening. We understand that some fresh candidates for public favour will make their debut. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot have returned from amongst the Vandemonians, and we hope we shall have the pleasure of hearing them again soon. The musical powers of Sydneey are increasing and improving very rapidly. Why could not a series of subscription concerts be got up? We understand also that the Cecilian Society are preparing for a subscription concert, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to charitable purposes. We hope they will meet with the encouragement which is due to them.

"To the Editor", The Australian (20 August 1839), 2

Sir, - In claiming the indulgence of a place in your journal on this occasion, I may be permitted to say, that I do so less from personal considerations than from sense of what I think is due from me to the public.

Since the publication of the Programme of the Concert, announced by Dr. Reid, for the Relief of the Disressed Poor, I have received many impressions of surprise, amounting indeed almost to reproach, at the circumstance of Madame Gautrot not having contributed her assistance in this benevolent undertaking. In order, therefore, to remove from the public mind any unfavourable impression that it might entertain towards her in consequence, I beg to say, that Madame Gautrot has not received, either directly, or indirectly, any invitation to sing at such Concert, and that she cannot, therefore, have acted so ungenerously and so unworthily as to send a refusal - a belief which, I am apprehensive, is at least partially entertained. Had Madame Gautrot, or myself, received the slightest intimation from those employed in the direction of this Concert, that our professional services could have been made available, it would have afforded us the highest degree of pleasure to have been, in any way, instrumental in the promotion of so praiseworthy an object.

I trust, sir, that in any place, and under any circumstance, the cause of suffering humanity would have sufficient claim upon our best energies and means to afford relief. But when I recollect the generous encouragement and assistance afforded us, when strangers on these shores, we should be ungrateful, in the last degree, to withhold our humble efforts on any public occasion, of which the object was to succour the distressed. Under these circumstances, sir, you will not be surprised at my anxiety to remove from the public mind any unfavourable and unjust impression that might be left towards us from the occasions above mentioned; and you will, I am sure, as a matter of justice, bear with this intrusion on your time, and the columns of your respectable journal.

I am, Sir, Your most obedient servant,
Sydney, August 19.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (27 August 1839), 3 

BEGS to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that he purposes establishing himself as a Professor of Music, and to give Lessons on the Violin, Pianotorte Accompaniments, and in Singing.
Madame GAUTROT will also be happy to give Lessons in Singing.
Mr. Redmond's, Pitt street, North.

[Advertisement], The Colonist (28 August 1839), 3 

BEGS to acquaint . . . [as above] . . . at 105, Pitt-street North.

"MUSICAL WORLD", The Colonist (4 September 1839), 3 

This postion of our community appears to be increasing in magnitude every day. We have now the Busheles, the Gautrots, the Reids, the Ellards, the Deanes, the Curtises, and others whose names we do not remember all singing and playing and teaching others to sing and to play. There is a very unpleasing circumstance existing as regards the professors of music. They are almost invariably unfriendly to each other, and music, which in other beings tends to soften the soul and awaken best sympathies, appears in them to increase envy and malice. We hope to see this evil remedied, but if not, the profession cannot expect to get on. A house divided against itself, must and will fall.

11 September 1839 (and general rehearsal 6 September), Eliza Wallace Bushelle's concert

"To-Morrow's Concert", The Australian (10 September 1839), 3 

We never remember having been present at any musical entertainment from which we derived greater pleasure than we experienced on Friday evening during the general reheareal for Mrs. Busbelle's Concert, at the Theatre. The orchestral accompaniments - on a very large scale - were marked by a precision exceeding our most sanguine expectations. Monsieur Gautrot certainly realises our beau ideal of a leader, as he possesses brilliant execution, promptness in detecting and correcting error, and above all, professional enthusiasm. Mr. Wallace's flute accompaniment to Madame Gautrot, in the "Rossignol," was very fine - as was his violin in the other accompaniments. We admired the contrast in the style of the several pieces executed by Madame Gautrot and Mrs. Bushelle, who seemed animated by an ardent, though generous feeling of emulation, to display the beauties of their respective schools, and that they are above the professional jealousy so evident in our community . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (11 September 1839), 1 

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (13 September 1839), 2 

. . . Mdme. Gautrot was also very successful in some of her vocal performances. Her "Rule Britannia" also called forth great applause - but, as obvious, we may say, that the applause was called forth on account of her attempt to sing it in English. She may, however, have done better had she sung it in a lower key . . . Monsieur Gautrot's performance on the violin is distinguished for its precision. On a former occasion, we attempted a comparison between him and Mr. W. Wallace. The opinion we then expressed, we still hold. Mr. Wallace was the most showy, Monsieur Gaurtrot is the most correct player. Mr. Wallace was of the Pagninini school - Monsieur Gautrot is of the Mori school - Wallace surprised - Gautrot pleases. This I take to be the true distinction between the two performers. Gautrot's playing is distinguised by feeling - Wallace's was distinguished for manipulation, for performing feats which make us stare. Let us not, however, be supposed that Mr. Wallace was deficient in feeling, far from it. Nothing could be finer than his (for instance) the airs "Ye banks and Braes," or "My lodging is on the cold ground," the latter especially, was beautifully executed - it was thrilling to hear . . .

"Concert", Australasian Chronicle (13 September 1839), 1 

. . . The concert was, we should think, one of the best that has ever been given in Sydney. Monsieur Gautrot's solo on the violin was delightful, and and though not much in the modern style, was executed with a degree of good taste which is exceedingly rare. We have very seldom heard such correct intonation elicited from that difficult instrument, with the same degree of purity. If any of our readers think us too partial to Gautrot père, they will probably be more surprised when we state that we do most distinctly raise our voice against Madame Gautrot's most ludicrous and unmusical style of singing. It is nothing, absolutely, but music-run-mad. She sings neither in time nor in tune, both of which she could do admirably, if she would attend to the composer's notes and marks, and to them only. Does not Madame Gautrot know that Rossini, unlike other composers, inserted in all his compositions all and every one of the embellishments which he wished to be used in them, and that he pointedly condemned all attempts that were made to add additional fiorituri to his melodies. God knows! in all conscience he had reason, for they are already numerous enough and to spare. Madame Gautrot, with wonderful command of the musical powers which Nature has given her, might sustain the character of an excellent artiste, by devoting herself to the cultivation of pure melody, but for a person whose voice is unusually unmanageable, to attempt to sing à la Catalani, is, to say the least, not judicious. We trust that these and the following remarks will not be misunderstood . . . Above all, Madame Gautrot's "Rule Britannia" was irresistible, and we feel ourselves as yet completely shaken from the effects of it.

Upon the whole, though the style of this concert is not our favourite style, we were highly gratified by the performances, and we hope soon to hear all parties again, particularly the Bushelles, et notre cher Monsieur Gautrot père.

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (14 September 1839), 2 

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Colonist (14 September 1839), 2 

"THE CONCERT", The Australian (14 September 1839), 2 

20 September 1839, Lucy Fernandez's concert

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (20 September 1839), 2 

Miss Fernandez's Concert takes place this evening, at the Old Court House, under the patronage of Ladies Gipps, Dowling and O'Connell, and several other Ladies of distinction - report speaks highly of this Lady's talent as a Pianiste. Madame and Mons. Gautrot, with Mrs. and Mr. Bushell are announced to take a great portion of the evening's Entertainments, under the direction of Mons. Gautrot, whose talent as a leader is well known. We have every reason to anticipate that a crowded room will follow this Lady's announcement.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (20 September 1839), 3 

"Miss Fernandez' Concert", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (23 September 1839), 2 

. . . That Madame Gautrot can sing well, we admit; but that she does not do so, so often as she might, we venture to affirm. Her voice is naturally powerful, yet she strains it till she screams. And this is not necessary with Mrs. Bushelle for a coadjutor, for the latter is inclined to sing under her full voice. Madame Cautrot too still bores us with the gamut. The people are weary of these rapid ups and downs, which may be very clever, but have not a bit of music in them. What the public want, is music, not the gamut . . . Monsieur Gautrot presided at the Orchestra with his usual tact and taste. He has a fine ear, and as fine a judgment.

"MISS FERNANDEZ'S CONCERT", The Australian (24 September 1839), 2 

2 October 1839, George Peck's farwell concert

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (2 October 1839), 1 

"MR PECK'S CONCERT", The Australian (5 October 1839), 2 

. . . Monsieur Gautrot is a truly elegant violinist, and performed the business of leader to perfection . . .

"MR PECK'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (7 October 1839), 1 supplement 

"MR PECK'S CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (8 October 1839), 2 

5 and 8 October 1839, the Gautrots' country concerts, Windsor and Parramatta

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (2 October 1839), 3

MONSIEUR AND MADAME GAUTROT Have the honor to announce to the Inhabitants of Windsor and its Vicinity, that their CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music, WILL take place at the COURT-HOUSE, WINDSOR, on on SATURDAY EVENING NEXT, October 5, at Half-past Seven o'Clock precisely. They will be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. BUSHELLE; Mr. EDGERTON; Mr. W. STANLEY, Pianist: and (by the kind permission of COLONEL BAKER,) the Band of the 80th Regiment . . .

[Advertisement], The Australian (8 October 1839), 1 

"CONCERT AT PARRAMATTA", The Colonist (12 October 1839), 3 

The concert was not numerously, but very respectably attended, which may be attributed to the very short time allowed for circulating the information as to the when and where. The pieces were well selected and appeared to give general satisfaction, with the exception of the overtures by the military band, which were as bad and discordant as it is possible to imagine. Bushelle's Largo al factotum, which was given with his usual judgment and spirit, seemed to please the most; next to which, was Mrs. Bushelle's sweet ballad, Mary of Castle Carey, and Madame Gautrot's petit chanson comique, Povera Signora. Mr. Stanley played Hertz's variations on Non piu Mesta, on the pianoforte, in a masterly manner, and Mons. Gautrot, an air and variations on the violin, by Rode, in a manner worthy of a disciple of the school of the charming Viotti. - Correspondent.

ASSOCIATIONS: Samuel Edgerton (bandmaster of the 80th); Band of the 80th Regiment (Stanley's regiment)

13 November 1839, the Gautrots' city concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 November 1839), 1

"M. GAUTROT'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (15 November 1839), 1s

"MONSIEUR GAUTROT'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (18 November 1839), 2 

This description of entertainment has been so multiplied of late, that with all the ingenuity we may be supposed to possess, with all the fancy in which we may indulge, we can write nothing new upon so stale a subject. The last concert was a mere ditto of those which preceded it. Besides, it was too long; some persons think they never have enough of a good thing. The concert was insufferably long - it was tedious. Of the Italian and French music we shall say nothing; because we again enter our protest against its introduction into concerts performed before a Sydney audience. The audience was not very numerous on Wednesday evening; but we would venture a wager that not one out of every fifty persons present understood a word of many of the songs to which they were treated by Madame Gautrot and Mr. and Mrs. Bushelle. Why not treat the audience to English songs? These concert-giving people are creating a false taste in the Colony. If they had a grain of sense, they would know that Italian and French songs are not such as ought to be introduced to concerts here. But the truth is, that the motive power is to be found in affectation. We cannot particularise the performances. As we have before said, Madame Gautrot possesses a voice of great flexibility - it is sometimes harsh in the higher tones; it is sometimes rough; but it is very powerful, and possesses great compass. Mrs. Bushelle, whose talent and artlessness of manner have won for her the especial favour of the public, acquitted herself to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Bushelle's powerful voice was not heard to effect on this occasion. The songs chosen by him were particularly heavy. With Monsieur Gautrot's violin playing the public are now pretty familiar. He is the most chaste player we have ever heard in the Colon. His must, indeed, be a nice ear which can detect a false note in Monsieur Gautrot's stopping. There is no mountebankism about his playing. He is of the school of Mori, the most classical violinist of modern times. We fear that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot will not realize much by their concert. The room was by no means so full as we could wish to have seen it. We had almost forgotten Miss Fernandez - for which we beg the lady's pardon. There is no doubt that she possesses a great command over the keys of the piano-forte. But there is too much of manipulation in her performance - too great an exhibition of mechanical skill. She could not have chosen a more beautiful theme than the air "Kelvin Grove" - yet it and other Scotch airs introduced by the lady were rendered perfectly ineffective under the weight of ornament with which they were encumbered.

3 and 10 December 1839, the Deanes' weekly concerts

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (3 December 1839), 4 

"Deane's Weekly Concert", The Australian (5 December 1839), 2 

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (10 December 1839), 3 

18 December 1839, Eliza Bushelle's concert

[Advertisement], The Colonist (18 December 1839), 4 

"Mrs. Bushelle's Concert", The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (20 December 1839), 2 

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (25 December 1839), 2 

. . . Madame Gautrot afforded just cause to sustain the opinion we have formed and expressed of her. With a pleasing appearance, she brings a powerful voice, and, evidently, very considerable acquaintance with musical science. She sang that showy but meagre composition of Arne's - The Soldier tired - with very great power . . . Monsieur Gautrot delighted all hearers by his chaste and elegant playing on the violin; and, to say nothing of his Italian songs . . .

"THE VICTORIA THEATRE", The Colonist (21 December 1839), 3

In addition to the engagements which we mentioned in our last, we are glad to hear that Monsieur Gautrot is engaged for the orchestra, and that terms have been offered to Madame Gautrot, to sing three times a week, between the pieces. We hope Madame Gautrot will come to terms. Mr. and Mrs. Knowles are not yet engaged.

24 December 1839, Deane's weekly concert

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (24 December 1839), 4 


"Royal Victoria Theatre: Grand Concert", The Sydney Herald (6 July 1840), 6

30 October 1840, the Gautrots' Sydney farewell concert

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (29 October 1840), 3 

have the honour to announce that their
LAST CONCERT will take place at the Old Court House, Castlereagh-street,
Tomorrow (Friday), the 30th October, 1840.
Programme. -- Part I.
Overture, Der Freischutz, Weber
1. Duet, Semiramide, Mrs. Bushelle and Madame Gautrot
2. Song, "Let us seek the yellow shore," Bishop, Mrs. Clancy
3. Song, "The Wolf," orchestral accompaniments, Mr. Bushelle
4. Fantasia on the "March In Otello," Hertz, Miss Deane
5. Scena ed Arie, from the celebrated opera of " Robert le Diable," arranged for a full orchestra by Monsieur Gautrot, Madame Gautrot
6. Air, varie for the violin, Rode, Monsieur Gautrot
7. Cavatina, "Se Romeo," arranged for a full orchestra by Mr. Leggatt, Bellini, Mrs. Bushelle
8. Favorite song, Mr. Bushelle.
Part 2.
Medley overture, Leggatt, full orchestra
1. Song, "Donald." Mrs. Clancy
2. Fantasia for harp and violin, from "Moise in Egetto," Labarre and De Beriot, Mrs. Curtis and Monsieur Gautrot
3. Buffo duet, Mrs. and Mr. Bushelle
4. Tyrolean Maiden's Song, Madame Gautrot
5. Song, "Sweetly o'er my senses," Mrs. Bushelle
6. Duet, "Barber of Seville," Madame Gautrot and Mr. Bushelle
7. Song, "Cease your funning," Mrs. Clancy
8. Celebrated buffo song and chorus, "Papuccie," Pacini, arranged with full orchestral accompaniments by Mr. Leggatt, Mr. Bushelle.
Tickets, 7s. 6d.; to be lad of Mr. Ellard, Mr. Tyrer, Mr. Aldis, and Mr. John Sparks, George-street, and of Monsieur Gautrot, 33, Pitt-street, next door to Mr. Nash's.
Performance to commence at Eight o'clock.

"DEPARTURES", The Sydney Herald (2 December 1840), 2 

For Port Phillip, yesterday, the steam ship Clonmell, Captain Tollervey, with sundries. Passengers - Messrs. Harpur, Mackay, Jeffreys, Ryan, Jones, Beswick, Ellard, Ellard, Junior, Gautrot . . . Mrs. Horden, Madame Gautrot and seventeen deck passengers.

Melbourne, NSW (VIC) (5 December 1840 to 26 January 1842)

5 December 1840, arrival in Melbourne, of the Gautrots (and Francis and Frederick Ellard), on the first run of the Clonmell

"Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS", Port Phillip Gazette (9 December 1840), 3 

On Saturday [5 December], from Sydney, the steam-ship Clonmel . . .

"THE CLONMEL STEAMSHIP", The Sydney Herald (23 December 1840), 2

This vessel arrived in port yesterday afternoon, having been absent from Sydney twenty-one days. She has succeeded admirably, all the passengers by her expressing themselves in the highest terms of her efficiency in every respect. She will return to Port Phillip in a few days, and it is hoped that such arrangements have now been made that there will be no more delay for want of fuel. We have great pleasure in laying before our readers the following documents, which shew the estimation in which a numerous body of passengers hold the Clonmel, and also that the urbanity of Captain Tollervey is justly appreciated.

To Lieut. Tollervey, R. N., Commander of the Steam-Ship Clonmel.
Dear Sir, - The first voyage of the Clonmel from Sydney to Port Phillip being an event of much public importance, we, the undersigned, passengers on the occasion, beg to tender to you our sincere congratulations ou our safe arrival at the latter port.
We have at the same time unfeigned pleasure in thus recording our grateful acknowledgment for your considerate and gentlemanly attention to our comfort on board. The excellent attendance, sumptuous table, and cleanly comfortable bedding, probably not surpassed in any similar establishment in Great Britain, evince a desire to render the Clonmel in every respect worthy of public support.
With every good wish for your prosperity and happiness, we remain, Dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, J. Mackay, J. Roach, James McFarlane, Arch. McCullum, James Beawicke, Sam. Rawson, 28th Rgt., H. H. Jones, James McPherson Grant, Henry Harper, Alexander Campbell, Edward W. Jeffreys, Benjamin Shain, G. A. Urquhart, Daniel Curdie, F. Ellard. M. Ryan, Richard Capel, J. B. James, H. Webb, F. Ellard, Jun., M. Gautrot.
Port Phillip, 5th Dec, 1840.

"CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (9 December 1840), 3 

The public will learn with much gratification the fact of the arrival per Clonmell, of Madame and Monsieur Gautrot, who intend holding a series of concerts so soon as the necessary arrangements can be made. The chief difficulty at present that offers, is the possibility of procuring a room adapted for the purpose; the only one calculated for accommodation (solely considered) being the Lodge Room at the Adelphi. Whatever objections may exist as to concerts being held at a tavern, they will no doubt upon this occasion be ceded to the consideration of the necessity which "compels the choice" - and the recompense will be sufficiently afforded for the sacrifice of scruples, in the musical treat which the talents of Madame Gautrot as a vocalist, and Monsieur as a violinist, will offer to their patrons.

"MUSIC", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (10 December 1840), 2 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot have at last arrived in Melbourne, and bid fair to revive the musical spirit which has so long lain dormant within it. They propose giving a public concert as soon as a room sufficiently commodious can be obtained, of which due notice will be given. Monsieur Gautrot assisted at a rehearsal of the Amateur Concert on Tuesday evening last, and delighted every one with his execution and masterly style. We certainly hail the arrival of Monsieur and Madame Gautrot as likely to contribute in every way to the tastes of the elite of the musical world of Melbourne.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (10 December 1840), 3 

CONCERT. Under tbe Patronage of His Honor Mr. LaTrobe.
MADAME AND MONSIEUR GAUTROT having arrived from Sydney, intend giving a public Concert on an early day, of which due notice will be given.
The programme and the place will be named in an early newspaper.
Melbourne, December 7.

"FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS", Geelong Advertiser (12 December 1840), 2 

The arrival of the steamer Clonmel on Saturday last, put the good citizens of Melbourne all agog with preparations for a visit on the following day to the bay; and notwithstanding the intolerable heat of the weather, a vast number paid their respects on board . . .

The monotony of this town is to be disturbed shortly by a professional Concert to be given by Madame Gautrot from Sydney assisted by her caro sposa on the violin; and it is murmured that the "Amateurs" have signified their readiness to lend their required aid in filling up the intestices of the evening's amusement, politeness as flowering to our Parisian visitors, as it is amiable on the part of the amateurs, and gratifying to all.

"MR. LA TROBE AND THE HERALD", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (17 December 1840), 2 

The Port Phillip Herald has attacked His Honor the Superintendent, and with very bad taste, for patronising Mons. Gautrot's concert, after refusing to patronise the projected Church concert some time ago. With the same bad taste, the Herald, a short time since, sneered at the professions of goodwill on the part of the Presbyterian Church towards the Episcopalian Church, because the Minister and Trustees of the Scots' School refused to allow the building at present used as the Scots Church to be converted into a Concert room.

The Herald, it would seem, is not charitable enough to suppose it possible that either Mr. La Trobe or the Presbyterians can entertain conscientious objections to the plan of raising money for religious purposes by public entertainment, and yet have no objections to such entertainments themselves, - our contemporary, therefore, jumps at the conclusion that both he and they are ill-affected towards the Church. - His Honor, like ourselves, likes a little music, when it comes in the shape of recreation, and has promised his patronage to Monsieur and Madame Gautrot; but it seems, that having refused to give his sanction to the mode in which it was proposed to raise funds for the erection of the Church, it is no longer competent for His Honor to enjoy any such recreation. "Pause, O! Mr. Latrobe (says our chivalrous contemporary) - unless you are destitute of every sense of justice to that Church of which you are a professed member, - unless you are destitute of respect for your own character for consistency of principle; pause upon the brink - pass not the Rubicon - go not to Madame Gautrot's concert"!!! The stretch of bathos can no farther go.

We would recommend to our contemporary a little more of the milk of human kindness: a fresh examination of the subject may then serve to show that it is quite possible that Mr. LaTrobe, in common with the Presbyterians and many very worthy Episcopalians, may entertain conscientious objections to the raising of money for religious purposes, either by concerts or theatrical entertainments, and mhy yet enjoy either when got up whether for the public or individual advantage, without being chargeable with inconsistency, want of delicacy, or any wish to deprive the Church of that support which the public would have rendered independently of his indifference or hostility.

17 December 1840, the Gautrots' first Melbourne concert

[2 advertisements], Port Phillip Gazette (16 December 1840), 2 

MONSIEUR & MADAME GAUTROT beg to announce that they have fixed on TO-MORROW Evening, for giving their first Concert at the Adelphi Hotel at eight o'clock.
Tickets 10s 6d, each, to be had at Mr. Kerr's Stationery Warehouse, Collins street, or of Monsieur Gautrot at the Imperial Hotel. The programme will be published in due time.

Monsieur & Madame Gautrot
WILL be happy to give Lessons in Vocal and Instrumental Music.
In order to accommodate his Pupils by receiving them in town, M. Gautrot has taken the house lately occupied by the Bank of Australasia, in Little Collins-street, to which he will remove in the course of next week.

"CONCERT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (17 December 1840), 2 

As will be seen by an advertisement in another page Monsieur and Madame Gautrot fixed upon this evening for giving their first concert in Melbourne, in the large room at the Adelphi . . .

"CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (19 December 1840), 3 supplement 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot held the first of a series of Concerts on Thursday evening last. The whole performances resting upon themselves was an undertaking which pre-disposed the public opinion to conclude that the entertainment would prove heavy and monotonous; but as the programme proceeded, the auditory were agreeably relieved from any sensation of tedium or ennui. His Honor the Superintendent and Mrs. La Trobe honored the room with their presence, and a tolerably numerous company, considering the extreme heat of the evening, congregated upon this occasion. There were four solo performances on the violin, and the same number of songs allotted respectively to Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, and to say that they were admirably executed is the only remark we need make to sustain the reputation already so justly acquired by both parties throughout these colonies. Towards the conclusion Madame Gautrot complimented the company voluntarily with the air of Rule Britannia, in the chorus of which the audience seemed strongly disposed to unite, but they sacrificed their patriotic to their politer feeling, and suppressed in "half-smothered tones" the exciting national strain. We cannot conclude this brief notice without commenting upon the new appearance [recte non-appearance] of the Amateurs in aid of Monsieur Gautrot, and regret to find that it arose from a feeling of pride, as unnecessary as it was contemptible. Whilst in England, Noblemen do not deem it derogatory, upon certain occasions, to condescend from their high estate, and lend their assistance to promote harmony and social kindness, the musical Dons of this province are far too grand to afford their talents for the diffusion of such benefits to a community.

24 Demceber 1840, the Gautrots' second concert

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (21 December 1840), 3 

MONSIEUR & MADAME GAUTROT have the honor to announce, that their second Musical Soiree will be held at the Adelphi Hotel, On THURSDAY Evening, the 24th inst. After the Concert, the band consisting of Messrs. Tickell, Hulley, Milsted, Boreham, and Drane, will perform quadrilles and country dances during two hours.

"PUBLIC CONCERT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (28 December 1840), 2 

Monsieur Gautrot's second soirbe took place on Thursday evening last, when a numerous audience as sembled to listen to the delightful performances of Monsieur and Madame. The selection of music was good, and the execution brilliant. After the concert, the services of the Melbourne Quadrille Band were put into requisition, and the dancing was kept up with much spirit until a late hour.


[2 advertisements], Port Phillip Gazette (3 February 1841), 1 

TO be held on WEDNESDAY Evening the 3rd of February next, at the Caledonian Hotel, Londsdale-street.
First Part - - -
Overture - Il Nozzi di Figaro - Mozart
Song - The Blighted Flower - Balfe
Glee - The Wreath - Mazzinghi
Quartette - Introduzione - Sola
Song - Air from, the Siege of Corinth
Madam Gautrot - Rossini
Solo - Violin - Air variee (Monsieur Gautrot) - Kreutzer
Glee - Life's a Bumper - Webb
Song - All is now lost "Somnambula" - Bellini
Septette - Air Russes (with variations for all the instruments, composed and dedicated to the Melbourne Amateur Society, by Monsieur Gautrot) - Gautrot
Second Part - - -
Quadrilles - (full Orchestre) - Musard
Song - The Outlaw (with full accompaniments - Loder
Glee - The Chough and Crow - Bishop
Duett - Piano and Violin - Moise en Egitto - Hertz & Lafont
Song - Black-eyed Susan (Madam Gautrot) - Dibdin.
Quartette - Mi vedrai - Bellini
Duet - Semiramide - Rossini
Glee - Hail smiling morn - Spofforth
Finale - God save the Queen - verse and chorus - Phillips
Single Tickets of admission 15s [sic, 5s]. each; family ditto, 12s. 6d.; to he had of either of the Stewards, or at Messrs. Kerr and Holmes, Stationery Warehouse, Collin's street, Tickets not transferrable.
Doors open at half-past seven, and the Concert to commence at eight o'clock precisely.

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot WILL be happy to give Lessons in Vocal and Instrumental Music, at their residence, the house lately occupied by the Bank of Australasia; in Little Collins street. Pianofortes Tuned.

"THE AMATEUR CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (10 February 1841), 3 

Wednesday evening last having been selected for giving this long looked for fete, we were induced, as well as from the novelty of the performance as the object it had in view, to attend the concert in person. On our arrival at the Caledonian Hotel, we found the music room tastefully decorated, and, we are happy to announce, with a very numerous audience, amongst whom we observed a goodly attendance of the ladies. The band, which consisted of amateurs, assisted by Monsieur & Madame Gautrot, acquitted themselves most ably, were highly applauded throughout, and we are happy in being able to bear testimony to the universal entertainment experienced by the audience. We have not heard the amount of the proceeds which are likely to he appropriated to benevolent purposes, nor is it yet known what associations will benefit by this fund, the committee not having arrived at any conclusion upon that matter.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (8 February 1841), 1 

MONSIEUR GAUTROT, BEGS leave to inform his Patrons, the public of Australia Felix, that the increasing patronage he has received call for more scope for the comfort of his pupils. He therefore notifies that he has taken Mr. Munton's premises in Collins Lane, near his former residence. The former house he offers to let to any person requiring a neat comfortable private residence.

"MELBOURNE . . . THEATRE", Geelong Advertiser (13 February 1841), 3 

We are given to understand that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot are engaged for the new Theatre about to be erected in Bourke street - the piles are laid, and it is supposed that the building, which is to be composed of wood, will be completed in six weeks at the utmost. - Herald.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (13 February 1841), 2 

"PAVILION", Port Phillip Gazette (27 March 1841), 3 

The newly erected building designated for a Theatre, will be opened on Monday night week with a Concert, under the management of Monsieur Gautrot, assisted by a full Orchestra. Concerts will also be held during the race week.

Late March 1841, census of Port Phillip district completed

New South Wales - Census of the year 1841; Port Phillip district, Melbourne, Bourke ward; State Records Authority of New South Wales, CGS 1282

Name of Establishment - Henri Gautrot / Males 1 aged 21-45 and 1 aged 45-60 / Females 2 aged 21 to 45 / Males 1 married 1 single / Females 1 married 1 single / Males 2 arrived free / Females 2 arrived free / All 4 Roman Catholic / 2 domestic servants and 2 other . . .

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (29 March 1841), 1 

Tuition in French. M. AUGUSTUS SUCHET, a native of France, is desirous of devoting a portion of his time to tuition in the French language . . . For further infortimtion apply to M. Gautrot, Music Master, or to M. Suchet, at the Lamb Inn.

12 April 1841, opening concert, the Royal Pavilion Saloon

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (10 April 1841), 1 

WILL open on MONDAY EVENING, April 12, with a Vocal and Instrumental Concert.
Part I.
Opening Chorus - God save the Queen." - By the whole Company.
Overture - " A la Melbourne" - Monsieur Gautrot and Band.
Song - "Blue Violets" - Mrs. Avins.
Song - Madame Gautrot.
Comic Song - "The Nervous Appeal." - Mr. W. Miller.
Comic Song - "Cherry-cheek'd Patty." - Mr. Hodge.
Comic Song - "Nothi.
Overture - Monsieur Gautrot and the Band.
And a variety of Entertainments.
Part II.
Overture - Monsieur Gautrot and Band.
Song - Classical delineations of the Grecian Statues - Mr. Miller.
Song - "Curly-headed Ploughboy" - Mr. Hodge.
Song - Madame Gautrot.
Song - "Away to the Mountain's Brow." - Mrs. Avins.
Duet - "The Charity School Boy'' - Mrs. Avins and Mr Miller.
Overture - Band.
Finale - "Rule Britannia," by the whole strength of the Company.
Doors open at half-past 6, and performances to commence at 8 o'clock.
Tickets of admission to be bad of Mr. T. Hodge, at the Box Office, from 10 till 3 o'clock every day, Sundays excepted - Box tickets, 10s. 6d., Pit, 7 ; Gallery, 4s.
MONSIEUR GAUTROT, Leader of the Band.
MR. W. MILLER, Stage Manager.
MR. T. HODGE, Proprietor.

"COMBINATION", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (29 April 1841), 2 

Mons. Gautrot and his cat-gut scrapers have had the effrontery to demand the moderate compensation of three pounds each for their services at the dinner to Mr. Brodie, and the stewards have in consequence resolved to dispense with their attendance. Considering that with the single exception of Mons. Gautrot there is not a tolerable musician in the band, this savours of a degree of arrogance which requires to be checked by competition.

"TOWN BAND", Port Phillip Gazette (29 May 1841), 3 

The late Birth day Ball was attended by the Town Band, which upon this occasion was led by Monsieur Gautrot. The performances were throughout well executed, and consisted of the latest and most fashionable Quadrilles, Waltzes and Scotch Reels.

"MASONIC", Port Phillip Gazette (26 June 1841), 3 

On Thursday, being St. John's the Baptist Day, the members of the Lodge of Australia Felix congregated at their Lodge Room . . . During the day an application was made in behalf of Monsieur Gautrot, as one of the "mystic tie," for the aid of the brethren in getting up a Concert; and it was resolved that the Lodge should afford him its public patronage upon that occasion, and upwards of fifty tickets were instantly subscribed for.

"MASONIC", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (28 June 1841), 2 

"MONSIEUR GAUTROT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (12 July 1841), 4

MONSIEUR GAUTROT, COMPOSER and professor of music, has the honor to announce to the gentry of Melbourne and to the public, that he will hold a concert on a future day, under the patronage of the Freemasons of Australia Felix, to be notified by the journals of the day. In the menntime Mons. Gautrot begs to draw the attention of Melbourne generally to the peculiarly distressing position in which he is placed. Having after severe and protracted illness in Sydney, which for several months disabled him from pursuing his professional avocations, visited Melbourne in compliance with the recommendations and express desire of several residents, he has the extreme mortification to find that he is notwithstanding without pupils, and the only remaining means of procuring any adequate remuneration for his services, having been taken from him by a decision, which though strictly conformable with the penal statutes of the colony of New South Wales, had deprived the inhabitants of Melbourne of the only public amusement the town affords, he has only to throw himself upon the generous sympathies of an enlightened British public for that support which it never denies to a foreigner in distress.
Tickets half a guinea each.
The following gentlemen have already kindly promised to take the number of tickets opposite their respective names. (Further particulars will appear in a future advertisement.)
[. . . lists names of over 50 subscribers . . .]

"CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (24 July 1841), 3 

On Monday Evening next, as our advertising columns announce, a concert of vocal and instrumental music will take place at the Royal Exchange Hotel. This entertainment is given specially under Masonic patronage, for the benefit of Monsieur Gautrot, who being a member of the craft, and under pecuniary embarrassments, is entitled to receive this benefit at the hands of the fraternity.. Upon the occasion, such members of the mystic tie as are gifted with musical talents, lend their aid in furtherance of this object - a sufficient guarantee for favourable reception, even should their performances fail to excite general approbation, which is not very probable. Amateurs, upon these claims to public sympathy, are exempt both from censure and criticism, which starched notions of dignity or the cynic sneers of upstart prudery might engender. The abilities which the hand of providence has bestowed cannot more laudably be employed than in contributing to relieve the destitute, more especially as in the present case, wherein the call is made in behalf of a distressed "Brother" in a foreign land.

26 July 1841, concert for Gautrot's benefit

"MASONIC CONCERT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (26 July 1841), 2 

Monsieur Gautrot's concert of vocal nnd instrumental music, under the direction and patronage of the Lodge of Australia Felix, comes off at the Royal Exchange Hotel this evening. The Freemasons with their families will of course be in attendance and a pretty numerous assemblage of the towns-folk is expected. Several of the Masonic brethren, whose names we are not permitted to mention, have very kindly consented to lend their assistance to Monsieur Gautrot, but we may state from our knowledge of the vocal powers of the amateurs that the public have a treat to expect which is not often obtainable in Melbourne.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (26 July 1841), 3 

HAS the honor to announce, that a Concert of Vocal and instrumental Music will take place this Evening, the 26th instant, at the Lodge Room of the Royal Exchange Hotel, at seven o'clock, under the especial patronage of The Lodge of Australia Felix.
Upon this occasion, a number of gentlemen Amateurs have kindly tendered their powerful assistance.
Overture (full Orchestra) - GAUTROT.
Masonic Glee "Hail, the Craft" - PANCY.
Duett (Piano and Violin) - HERZ et LAFONT.
Witches' Glee - M. P. SANDS. [King]
Air - (Madame Guutrot), a la Catalani (accompanied by Mr. Clark on the Piano) - RHODE. [Rode]
Variations on the Violin - AMATEUR.
Waltz - (By Amateurs), on two Violins, Flute, Clarionet, Violincello, Bassoon, Trombone, two Cornets, double Bass, arranged by M. Gautrot.
Military March (full Orchestra) - GAUTROT.
Romance du pre aux Clercs, (Madame Gautrot) - WILDE.
Air - (With variations by M. Gautrot) - DE BERIOT.
Air - (Pianoforte And Flute) - ANATEURS.
Air - Du Proscrit (Md. Gautrot) - AUBER.
Finale - God save the Queen.
Mr. CLARK will preside at the Pianoforte.
Tickets - 10s. 6d. each, to be procured at the Royal Exchange Hotel; Kerr & Holmes' Book and Stationery Warehouse.; and of M. Gautrot.

"BURGLARY" and "CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (28 July 1841), 3 

BURGLARY.- During the time of the Concert on Monday evening, some daring villains look the opportunity of the absence of Monsieur Gautrot, to break open his house and rob every thing of value upon which they could lay hands. Amongst these were a writing desk, containing about fifty pounds in cash which had been collected during the day by sale of his Concert Tickets, and also a small quantity of Jewellery, consisting of rings, a watch and a gold neck chain. The outer door had been forced open, and the bolt of the lock by the force used was broken in two. The bed room door also had been in like manner burst open. A dog was left in this room for the protection of this little remnant of its masters property; but it does not appear that the neighbours were disturbed by any noise, either of the barking of the dog, or the breaking into the house; which leads to an impression that the offence was not committed by a stranger, either to the premises or its temporary guardian. The police are on the alert, and hopes are entertained of the discovery of the vile perpetrators of this (under circumstances) most cruel act.

THE CONCERT. - The vocal and instrumental concert announced for the benefit of Monsieur Gautrot, took place on Monday evening, at the Royal Exchange Hotel. A platform for the performers was erected at the upper end of the room, elevated about two feet from the floor, and the remainder of the room was occupied by rows of benches, which were completely filled, there being about two hundred and ninety persons present. The opening overture was a composition of M. Gautrot's, and was intended apparently to elicit the effect of the Orchestra, which consisted of about a dozen instruments, rather than to obtain applause for its merit. The Glee "Hail to the Craft," was well executed, and being given in honor of the Masonic body, under whose immediate auspices the evening's entertainments were placed, could not fail to receive a due portion of plaudits. Two other glees that followed tested their claims however for approval, upon tolally different grounds, and received the universal applause of the assembly; as did also the favorite round "Hark 'tis the Indian Drum," which upon the whole was the chef d'oeuvre of the evening. Madame Gautrot, who by the way evinced that interesting state, which lords-loving ladies desire, favored the audience with two of her most celebrated songs, "Romance du pre aux Clercs" and "Du Proscrit," and with a bravura in the style of Catalani. The execution of these performances was more of the "brillant" than the "sort de secte en Ecosse." The violin performances if Monsieur partook of his usual well known skill, surprising from the rapidity of fingering, rather than pleasing from its expression. The most attractive instrumental performance was executed by the gentlemen amateurs on the pianoforte and violia, which displayed not only proficiency, but its more estimable concomitants taste and feeling. Upon the whole, the concert went off well, and every person present appeared satisfied.

"ANOTHER BURGLARY", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (29 July 1841), 3 

During the absence of Monsieur Gautrot, at the concert on Monday evening, some heartless ruffians forcibly entered his dwelling-house, and carried off the whole of the money he had received for his concert tickets, a silver watch, several articles of jewellery, and other property amounting in all to the value of between seventy and eighty pounds. Monsieur Gautrot's is a particularly cruel case, for the poor old gentleman had, through the assistance of his "brethren of the mystic tie," just realised sufficient to clear off the little debts he had contracted in his distress, and by this heartless robbery he is again left completely destitute.

"MUSIC", Geelong Advertiser (7 August 1841), 2 

The intended visit of Monsieur and Mademe Gautrot will afford a rich treat to the lovers of music in this district. Monsieur Gautrot is allowed to be the most scientific violontist that has ever visited these shores. We have never seen any critique which, in our opinion, did justice to the vocal powers of Madame Gautrot; the only fault that can reasonably be found with her voice, is, that it is too powerful for a small room, and is heard to the greatest advantage in a cathedral or theatre. We trust that they will have no cause to repent their visit, and that the gratification will not be on the side of the public alone.

23 August 1841 (postponed from 12 August), Gautrots' concert, Geelong

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (7 August 1841), 3 

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (14 August 1841), 3 

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (21 August 1841), 1 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot
HAVE the honor to announce to the inhabitants of Geelong and the surrounding district, that they intend giving a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music,
On MONDAY the 23rd of August,
They have also the honor to state, that they will be assisted by numerous gentlemen amateurs, who have kindly consented to accompany them to Geelong, where they trust they will receive that support which they have been led to anticipate.
N. B. - Monsieur Gautrot has also the honour to announce to the inhabitants at Geelong, that during his stay he will be happy to tune pianofortes.

"THE CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser (28 August 1841), 2 

This enlivening little entertainment acted as a sort of relief to the usuai monotony of such a sequestered township as Corio. As the audience met with the determination of being pleased, the evening passed in a very satisfactory manner. Although there were several points on which an ill-natured critic might display his powers, yet we cannot find it in our disposition to be over-fastidious. Madame Gautrot was of course the "evening star," and the other twilklers only served to increase her brilliancy by contrast. She sung well; but we have heard her sing better where there was not the necessity to subdue her powerful voice to suit the size of the room; as it was, she succeeded beyond expectation. Monsieur is an expert violinist; but his skill appears to consist chiefly in the mechanicat execution of fantastic variations. But we are forgetting our promise to abstain from criticism, and the less we say about the amateurs the better. They did their best, and the audience maintained the greatest good humour throughout.

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (4 September 1841), 1 

Monsieur Gautrot WILL be in Corio early next week to tune Pianos. Those who may honor him with their commands are requested to leave their names with MR. BOHUN.

"Original Correspondence. Per favour of the . . .", Port Phillip Gazette (4 September 1841), 3 

SIR - Reports of the most painful nature have reached me, stating that no robbery was committed at my house on the night of my last concert. I beg the favor of a contradiction, in your widely circulated journal, to such gross and malicious calumnies.
On returning from the concert, accompanied by Mr. Suchet (in the employment of Mr. Davies), and Madame Gautrot, we found the doors of the house broken open, and numerous articles of value carried away, besides the money received for the concert tickets. To this fact Mr. Suchet and the watchman (Clarke), who was passing at the time, can both testify.
It is sufficiently distressing to undergo the sufferings to which I am doomed in a foreign country, without the addition of imputations on a character on which no man has ever dared to cast a slur.
I have the honor lo be, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
Melbourne, 1st September, 1841.

22 September, the Gautrots' concert, Williamstown

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (22 September 1841), 1 

HAS the honor to announce that a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place THIS EVENING, Sept. 22nd, at Messrs. Benjamin's extensive new Stores, Williams Town, at half-post seven o'clock.
1st PART.
1. - Simphonie - CHERUBINI.
2. - -Glee, Perfida Clori - AMATEUR
3. - Duetto - BOILEDIERE.
4. - Solo de Violon (M. Gautrot) - RODE.
5. - Ditenti Palpiti (ditto) - ROSSINI.
6. - English Glee (Amateur) - BISHOP.
2nd PART.
1. - Simphonie
2. - Glee (Amateur)
3. - Song (ditto)
4. - English duet (2 ditto)
5. - English Romana (ditto)
6. - French Song (M. Gautrot) - ROSSINI.
7. - Glee (Amateur) - MARTINI.
8. - God save the Queen, (3 voices.)
Tickets 10s. 6d, each, to be procured at the Albion Hotel, at Mr. Walter Butler's, and at Mr. Levien's, Williams Town.

"CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette (25 September 1841), 3 

It affords us great pleasure to state that the Concert given at Williams Town, on Wednesday evening last, afforded universal satisfaction; it commenced with a concerted piece of music, arranged by Monsieur Gautrot, for three instruments, which was very cleverly executed by Gautrot, Hailes, and Tickel. Without being accused of flaterry, we pan speak in the most unqualified terms of Madame Gautrot; we heard her sing a solo in a tone of sweetness we have seldom heard surpassed. The other artistes were each excellent in the various songs they sung; the music, also, was much applauded. About fifty persons were present, a number of them from Melbourne, all of whom expressed their entire approbation. We trust we shall see M. Gautrot and friends paying us another visit previous to his embarkation for India.

"TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE", Port Phillip Gazette (2 October 1841), 3 

SIR - Monsieur Gautrot has bid adieu to the shores of Australia, for another country; where, he hopes, his musical career may be more successful, and where he may be remunerated for his perseverance.
Still, though disuppointed with his success as a musician, he is anxious to return his sincere thanks to the inhabitants of Melbourne, and particularly to the Free Masons, who have been of such essential service to him, on many occasions. M. G. regrets much at not being acquainted with their names individually, that, when he might return to his native country, he could acquaint his countrymen of the kindness received from the inhabitants of Melbourne; he cannot, however, refrain from alluding, in a more particular manner, to three individuals through whose kinduess and assistance he has procured a passage to India; whose names I am forbidden - through motives of delicacy - to make known; but, I hope, by giving their initials, which are D., Q., and M., a tolerable guess may be made of my talented countryman's benefactors.
In conclusion, M. G. begs to assure the people of Melbourne, that, wherever fate may please to send him, and whatever fortune may attend him, he will always bear with him a grateful recollection of their kindness.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your very obedient servant,
Melbourne, 2nd Oct.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (4 December 1841), 2 

All outstanding debts due to the late firm of Arden and Strode, are to be paid to George Arden, of the Gazette Office, whose receipt for the same will be a sufficient discharge . . .
Gautrot - 7 0 0 . . .

"Domestic Intelligence", Port Phillip Gazette (25 December 1841), 3 

. . . The Harmonic Society will, it is reported, venture, at no distant period, upon a public exhibition, for a charitable undertaking. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, advertise a concert for the 28th . . .

27 December 1841, St. John's day

"ST. JOHN'S DAY", Port Phillip Gazette (1 January 1842), 3 

The anniversary of the Masonic Tutelar Saint passed off with the accustomed ceremonies, namely, the installation of the Master of the Lodge of Australia Felix, together with the officers appointed for the ensuing year. The festival followed at the hour of seven p.m., and was held ut the Lodge Room of the Royal Exchange, about sixty of the fraternity having assembled upon the occasion . . . All the toasts were accompanied by Glees or Songs, which were performed in exquisite style. Monsieur Gautrot attended and performed a Fantasia on the violin upon one string, accompanied by Brother Clarke on the piano, which was received with well merited applause. It is almost needless to add that the whole entertainments passed off with the utmost harmony and conviuality.


4 January 1842, the Gautrots' farewell concert

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (3 January 1842), 3 

By Permission of the Magistrates.
have the honor to announce that their
FAREWELL CONCERT AND BALL will take place on Tuesday, the 4th January, 1842, in the great room of the Royal Exchange Hotel, at half-past seven in the evening.
1st Part.
1 - Symphony - Lampugnani
2 - Air, Madame Gautrot, from La Muette de Portici - Auber
3 - Andanto Varie, on one string of the violin, Monseiur Gautrot, Recollections of my friends in Australia Felix - Gautrot
4 - Glee, Amateurs, Fair Flora decks - Danby
5 - Symphony - Martini
6 - Air, Madame Gautrot, from La Cenerentola - Rossini
7 - Glee, Amnteurs, Life's a bumper - Wainwright
2nd Part.
1 - Symphony- Humphries
2 - Glee, Amateurs, Alderman's Thumb - Harrington
3 - Air, Madame Gautrot, from Jeanne d'Arc - Corafa
4 - Duet, Amateurs, Minute Gun at Sea - M. P. King
5 - Air, with variations, Monsieur Gautrot - Lofond [Lafont]
6 - Air, with variations, Madame Gautrot
7 - Fragment of Symphony.
Tickets 7s. 6d. each, to be had of Mr. Holmes; of Mr. Cashmore; of Mr. Benjamin; of Mr. Hart; of Mr. Lazarus; of Mr. Suchet, at the Royal Exchange Hotel; and of Monsieur Gautrot, Allen's Buildings, Little Collins-street. Family ticket, to admit three persons of the same family, 15s.

"Domestic Intelligence", Port Phillip Gazette (5 January 1842), 3 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot gave their concert last night, at the Royal Exchange; the room appropriated to the purpose was very fairly filled, and the proceeds will give the worthy old musician the assistance which he requires, not less than he deserves.

"THE CONCERT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (6 January 1842), 3 

Mons. and Madame Gautrot's Farewell Concert came off at the Royal Exchange Hotel on Tuesday evening, and, we were sorry to see, was but thinly attended. On the whole the performance went off rather flatly. The symphonies neither displayed taste nor ability in their performance, and the same may be said of the glees and duets, for the voices of the singers obviously came from throats more accustomed to swallow beer and brick-dust, than eggs and butter. The glee "Life's a bumper" was the only exception to this rule. Madame Gautrot's singing was more remarkable for power than music; the "Air, with variations" in the second part evinced considerable scope and power in the management of the voice. Monsieur Gautrot acquitted himself with his usual ability, indeed his performances on the violin cannot fail to excite the admiration of the nicest connoiseurs of musical talent. The air "Andante varie" performed on one string, displayed great command over the instrument and was executed in a style at once chaste and elegant, the correctness of his touch and the clearness of the harmonies was absolutely beautiful. A ball was to have followed the concert, but the ladies disappearing at the close of the performances, the project was abandoned, despite the attempts of a few forlorn bachelors to get up a quadrille.

26 January 1842, the Gautrots' departure for Sydney

"Shipping Intelligence . . . CLEARED OUT", Port Phillip Gazette (29 January 1842), 2 

Jan. 26. - Alexander ship, 523 tons, Ramsay, master, for Sydney, with part of original cargo. Passengers, Mons. and Madame Gautrot, Mrs. Mossman and children; 18 in the steerage.

Sydney, NSW (10 February 1842 to 30 September 1843)

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS", The Sydney Herald (11 February 1842), 2 

FROM Port Phillip, yesterday, having left the 26th ultimo, the ship Alexander, Captain Ramsay, with sundries. Passengers. - Mrs. Mossman and four children, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, Mrs. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Chambers, and two children, and 12 steerage.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 August 1842), 3

"M. GAUTROT'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (18 August 1842), 2

"M. GAUTROT'S CONCERT", Australasian Chronicle (18 August 1842), 2


"DEPARTURES", Australasian Chronicle (4 October 1843), 3 

SEPTEMBER 30. - For Hobart Town, the schooner Waterlily, Hayle, with a general cargo. Passengers - Mrs. Evans, two daughters, two sons, and a servant; Miss Moriarty, Monsieur and Mad. Gautrot, Mr. Bush and child, Messrs. M. Clarke, J. Daniels, Carter, Jones, and Hambleton.

Hobart Town, VDL (TAS) (8 October 1843 to 5 June 1846)

"SHIP NEWS", Colonial Times (10 October 1843), 2 

OCT. 8 - Arrived the schooner Waterlily, Hayle, master, from Sydney 30th Sept, with a general cargo. Passengers - Mrs. Evans, Miss Evans, Miss Lucy Evans, Masters Charles and Henry Evans, Margaret Kennedy (servant), Mr. M. Clarke, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Bush and child, Mr. G. Carter, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Hambleton.

"VICTORIA THEATRE", Colonial Times (10 October 1843), 3 

Mr. Clarke has returned from his excursion to Sydney, by the Waterlily, bringing with him an accession to the musical ability of the colony, viz. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot; Mr. Jones, formerly of this Theatre, has also reterned by the same vessel. We understand Mrs. Clarke intends opening the Victoria about the end of the month.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 December 1843), 2


St. Joseph's Church, Macquarie Street, Hobart (with old St. David's behind); engraving published by Thomas Bluett, Hobart, 1844

19 March 1844, St. Joseph's day, St. Joseph's Church, Hobart Town; first performance of the Josephian hymn

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 March 1844), 1

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, MACQUARIE-STREET. THE FESTIVAL or ST. JOSEPH, will be celebrated THIS DAY, the 19th instant, in this church, by a solemn Mass, Vespers and Benediction. The Morning Service to commence at eleven; Evening Service at seven o'clock. A new Hymn will be sung (for the first time), at the latter, by Madame Gautrot, which, with its musical arrangement by Monsieur Gautrot, is, in the course of a few days, to be lithographed, and afterwards sold for their benefit. March 19, 1844.

[Advertisement], The Courier (5 April 1844), 3

"SACRED MUSIC", The Courier (5 April 1844), 2

SACRED MUSIC. - We have been favoured with a copy of a new piece of sacred music which has just been published, entitled "The Josephian Hymn." The words are by the Rev. T. Therry, the music being arranged by Monsieur Gautrot, for whose benefit we are informed the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.

"THE JOSEPHIAN HYMN", Colonial Times (9 April 1844), 3 

THE JOSEPHIAN HYMN. - We have received a new hymn composed by the Rev. the Vicar-General Therry, and the music arranged by Mons. Gautrot, for whose benefit it is intended, which has just been published and is on sale by Mr. Tegg, the Stationer, and Mr. Bluet, the Lithographer. The sublimity of the sentiments and the harmony of the music, are delightfully combined.

14 May 1844, oratorio, St. Joseph's Church, Hobart Town

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 May 1844), 2 

GRAND ORATORIO AT St. Joseph's Church.

ON TUESDAY, MAY 14, there will be given a GRAND ORATORIO, in St. Joseph's Church, at Eight o'clock in the Evening, for the Benefit of the CHORAL DEPARTMENT. The Performances will consist of a choice selection of Vocal and Instrumental Music, by the chief Musical Talent of Hobart Town; and by the kind permission of Colonel Elliott, the celebrated Band of the 51st Regiment will not only assist in the general Entertainment, but will also perform several well selected pieces of music.

Overture - Handel.
Josephian Hymn - Part 1, words by the Very Rev. J. J. Therry, music by Mons. Gautrot - Miss Deane.
Chorus - "But as for His people" - Handel.
Duet - "The Lord is a Man of War" - Handel - Madame Gautrot and an Amateur.
Solo - "The Orphan Girl" - J. Howson.
Chorus - "May no rash intruder" - Solomon.
Solo - "Tantum Ergo" - Violin Obligato - Mons. Gautrot and Madame Gautrot.
Solo - "Tears such as tender Fathers shod", Theodora [Handel] - Amateur.
Chorus - "Swell the full Chorus" - Solomon [Handel].
Hymn - Words by Madame Gautrot - Madame Gautrot.
Solo - "What tho' I trace" - Amateur.
Quintette - Composed by Monsieur Gautrot - two Tenors, two Violoncellos, one Bass.

Overture - Haydn.
Josephian Hymn - Part 2, words by the Very Rev. J. J. Therry, music by Monsieur Gautrot - Madame Gautrot.
Recitative - "And Israel saw the great work", Judah [Handel] - Amateur.
Chorus - "Arise O Judah" - Judah.
Solo - "Cujus Animam" - from Stabat Mater Rossini - J. Howson.
Chorus - "Now Elevate" - Judah.
Solo - "Sanctum et Terribile" - Pergolesi - Mad. Gautrot.
Chorus - "Kyrie Eleison" - Rossini.
Solo - "With Verdure clad" - Creation [Haydn] - Miss Deane.
Chorus - "The Heavens are Telling" - Creation.
Grand Chorus - "God save the Queen," and "Hallelujah" - Handel.

May 3, 1844.

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 May 1844), 1 

[All as above, except that the first part of the hymn was to be sung by Madame Carandini, and Miss Deane's solo With verdure clad omitted.]


"GAUTROT'S CONCERT", The Courier (26 June 1845), 2

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 December 1845), 2


"MULTUM IN PARVO (From late Australasian papers)", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1846), 2 

M. Gautrot, who is well known in the colony is about to proceed to his native land, he is at present in Hobart Town.

Sydney, NSW (VIC) (11 June 1846 to February 1847)

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1846), 2 

June 11 - Joseph Sames, barque, 774 tons, Captain Thompson, from Hobart Town, the 5th instant. Pasengers - Captain and Mrs. O'Connell and child, Captain Newenham, Lieutenant M'Coy, Assistant Surgeon White, and one hundred and twenty runk and file of the 65th regiment, nineteen women, and twenty, seven children. Captain Elliott of the 43rd Native lnfantry, Mr. and Mrs. Gautrot, Mr. and Mrs. Warren, Miss Wright, Miss Wilson.

29 July (from 15 July) 1846, Gautrots' "farewell" concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July 1846), 1

GRAND CONCERT. UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF SIR MAURICE O'CONNELL, K.C.B. MONSIEUR AND MADAME GAUTROT, about to proceed to Calcutta, beg respectfully to announce their intention of giving a Grand Vocal and Instrumental Entertauinment, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on Wednesday, the 15th instant. On this occasion will be engaged all the available musical talent in the colony, amongst which will be Solos performed by Mesdames Bushelle, Gautrot, Clancy, and Carandini; Messieurs W. Wallace, Gautrot, F. Ellard, Jun., F. and J. Howson, Worgan, Turner, Carandini, and an Amateur. The programme, with full particulars, will be published in a few days.

"Theatricals and Music", The Spectator (25 July 1846), 319 

We perceive that Monsieur and Madame Gautrot intend to give a Grand Concert, at the Royal Hotel, on Wednesday evening next, on which occasion Mrs. Bushelle, Madame Carandini, and several amateurs give their valuable assistance. The orchestral arrangements are also efficiently appointed, Mr. S. W. Wallace, the Messrs. Deane, Mr. Emanuel, and other favorite instrumental performers being included in the programme. The selections have been carefully made, and we hope that a full attendance will give these amiable foreigners, who are entitled to our sympathies, a substantial mark of tbe kindness of their Sydney patrons.

"Local Intelligence", The Spectator (25 July 1846), 321 

We had forgotten, in calling attention in our inner sheet, to Mons. Gautrot's Concert for Wednesday next, to state that his Excellency the Governor intends to honor the concert with his presence.

"CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 July 1846), 3 

A concert for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Gautrot takes place this eveuing, and when we state that the object of these highly respectable artists is to obtain sufficient funds to enable them to return to their native country, and that they are very badly off, we aro sure we have done more towards securing them a numerous attendance than the most glowing anticipations of the performance would effect. Mrs. Gautrot is said to have much improved in her singing since she was last in Sydney, and Mr. Gautrot is well known as a most accomplished violinist.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 July 1846), 1 

MONS. AND MDME. GAUTROT have the honour to inform their friends and the residents ot Sydney, that their
FAREWELL CONCERT will take pace THIS DAY, the 29th instant, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on which occasion they hope to be favoured with the same kind and liberal patronage they have hitherto experienced in New South Wales. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot will be assisted, on the above occasion, by all the available musical talent in Sydney, and by the gentlemen of the Sydney Harmonic Society,
who have kindly volunteered their valuable services.
Principal Vocal Performers - Madame Bushelle, Madame Carandini, Madame Gautrot, and Gentlemen Amateurs.
Principal Violins - Mr. S. W. Wallace, Mr. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Tenors - Messrs. Deane and Friedlander.
Violoncello - Mr. E. Deane. Double Bass - Mr. W. Deane.
Second Violin - Mr. Gearing. With numerous other performers, comprising a
Mr. A. Emanuel will preside at the Pianoforte.
Leader - Mr. S. W. Wallace.
Conductor - Monsieur Gautrot.
Overture. - "L'Irato," Mehul - Orchestra.
1. Grand Chorus. - "Long live the Queen," from "Catherine Grey," Balfe - Amateurs.
2. Aria - "Una Vece poco fa," Rossini - Mdme. Gautrot.
3. Bandit's Song, Russell - Amateur.
4. The Celebrated Scena from "Freischutz," "Softly sighs the voice of evening," Weber - Mdme. Bushelle.
5. Solo. Violin. Dedicated to his friend Mr. S. W. Wallace, by Gautrot - Mr. S. W. Wallace.
6. Aria and Variations - "Nel cor piu," arranged by Gautrot - Mdme. Gautrot.
7. Ballad. - "Love on," Blockley - Mdme. Carandini.
8. Grand Duet. - "Deh! pensa che domani," Orchestral Accompaniments, Rossini - Mdmes. Bushelle and Gautrot.
Overture. - "Fra Diavolo," Auber - Orchestra.
1. Glee and Chorus, "Chough and Crow," Bishop - Amateurs.
2. Ballad. - "Souvenirs de la Patrie," translated, for the occasion into English - Herold - Mdme. Gautrot.
3. Song - "I'm afloat," J. W. White - Mr. J. Turner.
4. Song. - "Jephtha's Daughter," (by desire) - I. Nathan - Mdme. Bushelle.
5. Solo. Violin - "Mayseder's celebrated Air in E, dedicated to Paganini", Mayseder - Mr. S. W. Wallace.
6. Aria. - From "Maria di Rudenz," - Mdme. Carandini.
7. French Duet. From "La Dame Blanche," Boieldieu - Mdmes. Bushelle and Gautrot.
8. Grand Finale - "La trompette au Guerrier," and "Rule Britannia." - Mdme. Gautrot and the whole Company.
To be had of Mr. Colman, George-street; Mr. Ford, George-street; Mr. Aldis, Tobacco Merchant; Mr. Spatke, Royal Hotel; Mr. Morgan, Chemist, Pitt-street; Mr. Clancy, King-street; and of Monsieur Protois, 282, Pitt-street.

"Music", The Spectator (1 August 1846), 333 

The Farewell Concert of Mon. and Mdme. Gautrot took place on Wednesday last in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, and although it had been stated that, on the proceeds of the evening these amiable foreigners were anxiously relying as the means of defraying the expenses of their passage to their native land, a very poor attendance painfully disappointed their expectations. The large meeting of the Benevolent Society, at the School room, on the same evening was one cause of the thinness of the audience; and Wednesday being the day fixed for the inspection of the 99th regiment, his Excellency Sir Maurice O'Connell was doubtlessly too much fatigued to honor the concert with his presence. That these combined causes have acted most injuriously to Mons. and Mdme. Gautrot, we need scarcely point out to our readers. We hope, therefore, that some other attempt may be made by their well-wishers to secure for them the desirable means of returning homewards.

We are also, sorry to state that a very unkind set was made against Mdme. Gautrot, by a knot of young men, who seemed to claim recognition as violent partisans of another songstress, whose acknowledged merits surely do not require so unfair a mode of asserting them. In Herold's ballad "Souvenirs de la Patrie," Mdme. Gautrot particularly felt this party attack. Before the symphony was over every kind of annoyance was offered her, and although sport to the rival clique, it was obviously most distressing to her.

However, the friendly exertions of Mrs. Bushelle and her brother Mr. S. W. Wallace, compensated for the various drawbacks of the evening. In Weber's Scena "Softly sighs the Voice of Evening," and Nathan's fine song "Jeptha's Daughter," Mrs. Bushelle displayed her usual powers, and received the enthusiastic applause of all. Mr. S. W. Wallace (in Mayseder's celebrated Air in E) seemed resolved to surpass all former efforts. Perhaps the presence of Mon. Ravac in the saloon was an additional excitement to him; at all events, he appears determined to admit no rival near his throne, and Mon. Ravac must strain every nerve if he aims at supplanting him. Madame Carandini was in good voice and was warmly applauded in her two songs. As we have hinted above, she does not need the assistance of friendly claqueurs, and we are sorry that the mistaken zeal of the parties in question should have led them to make so ungracious a display.

The Messrs. Deane, Friedlauder, Guerin, and other instrumentalists lent their efficient aid, and the overtures to "L'Irato" and "Fra Diavolo" were performed with admirable effect.

2 September 1846, S. W. Wallace's concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 1856), 1 

UPON which occasion Mr. Wallace will be assisted by his sister Mrs. Bushelle, Madame Gautrot, Messrs. J. and F. Howson, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Deane, Messrs. J. E. and W. Deane, Walton, Guerin, Friedlander, &c., &c., &c., also by the kind permission of Colonel Despard, Mr. Wallace will have the services of the much admired
Band of H.M. 99th Regiment,
On this evening the sides of the Pit will be painted with fanciful designs, and the seats newly covered expressly for the occasion; the entrance made through the circle, and the stage will be brought forward several feet, so as to give due effect to the Vocal and Instrumental performances. A choice selection of the most admired pieces from the
"OPERA OF MARITANA," Will be performed.
Leader - Mr. Wallace
Pianist - Mr. Imberg
Overture - "Der Freyschütz" - Weber - Orchestra and Military Band
1. Duet - "Gustavus, my Noble Muster" - Auber - Messrs. J. and F. Howson.
2. The celebrated Aria - "Vien diletto il ciel la luna," - from "I Puritani" - Bellini - Mrs. Bushelle
4. Song - "the Maniac" - Russell - Mr. F. Howson
4. Fantasia - Flute - Nicholson - Mr. Wallace
5. Aria, and Variations - "La Biondina" - Paer - Madame Gautrot
6. Song - "Yes! let me like a soldier fall," from Maritana, W. V. Wallace - Mr. J. Howson
7. Song - "Jeptha's Daughter," I. Nathan - Mrs. Bushelle
8. Solo - Violoncello. - Mr. E. Deane
Overture, " Zampa" - Orchestra
1. Grand Duet, "Of fairy wand had I the power" from Maritana, W. V. Wallace - Mrs. Bushelle and Mr. F. Howson
2. Aria - "Fra poco" - Mr. J. Howson.
3. Solo - Violin, De Deriot - Mr. Wallace
4. Grand Scena - "Somme Cielo" - Mrs. Bushells and Violin Obligato, Pacini - Mrs. Bushelle and Mr. Wallace
5. Ballad - "In happy moments" from Maritana, W. V. Wallace - Mr. F. Howson
6. The celebrated Polacca - from "I Puritani," Bellini - Madame Gautrot
7. Ballad - "There is a flower that bloometh," from Maritana, W. V. Wallace - Mr. J. Howson
8. Ballad - "Black eyed Susan" - Mrs. Bushelle
Grand Finale - "Rule Britannia."
Dress Circle, 5s.; Upper Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 4s.; and Gallery, 2s.
Tickets may be obtained at the Box Office of the Victoria Theatre; Mr. Colman, Mr. Ford, Mr. Ellard, Mr. Grocott, Mr. Aldis, and Mr. Scott, George-street; Mr. Moffitt, and Mr. Morgan, Pitt-street; Mr. Davies, Australian Hotel, Lower George-street; Mr. P. J. Cohen, Saracen's Head, King-street West; and Mr. Wallace, at his residence, No. 228, Castlereagh-street, near Market-street.
Doors open at 7 o'clock, Concert to commence at 8 o'clock.

"MR. WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1846), 2 

On Wednesday evening, Mr. Wallace gave a concert, previously announced in this paper, at the Royal Victoria Theatre. His Excellency Sir Charles Fitz Roy and Lady Mary Fitz Roy had announced their intention of honouring Mr. Wallace with their patronage; and this circumstance, with the highly attractive and judicious programme prepared by Mr. Wallace, contributed, with the excellence of the performers, to ensure a numerous and most respectable attendance . . . Madame Gautrot in "La Biordini," [sic] and the polacca from "I Puritani" was exceedingly effective. In the conception and execution of Italian music, this lady, as a professed vocalist, has no equal in New South Wales . . .

"WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Australian (5 September 1846), 3 

. . . Madame Gautrot sang in perfect tune, and with good execution and taste . . .

"Music", The Spectator (5 September 1846), 391 

. . . Madame Gautrot sang with better effect than we remember to have heard her, the powers of her voice and its peculiar quality render it unsuitable to a low room like that of the Royal Hotel, where it is, as it were, thrown back upon her, and destroyed by reverberation. In the theatre, where it finds room to develop itself, it is highly effective. She gave the well-known Venetian air, Biondina in Gondoletta, with the highly ornamented and difficult variations upon it by Paer in brilliant style . . .

28 October 1846, Maria Hinckesman's concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 October 1846), 1 

ROYAL CITY THEATRE. UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE, MISS HINCKESMANN'S SOIREE MUSICALE, will take place ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, AT THE CITY THEATRE, MARKET STREET. Performers: Mrs.Bushelle, Madame Gautrot, Mr. J. Howson, Mr. F. Howson, Mr. Worgan, several Amateurs, who have kindly volunteered their services, and Mr. Wallace who will play De Beriot's first Concerto for the Violin. By the kind permission of Colonel Bloomfield, the splendid Band of H.M. 11th Regiment will perform several military pieces, and much admired Railway Gallop. Mr. Walton will preside at the pianoforte . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1846), 1 

GAUTROT begs to acquaint his friends and the public, that he purposes to give, in a few days, at the City Theatre, a Theatrical Representation, consisting of French and English pieces, and miscellaneous entertainments of Singing and Dancing. M. Gautrot will be assisted on this occasion by all the available talent in Sydney, and he therefore persuades himself that he will be enabled to present his friends and supporters with something worthy their acceptance. Particulars will be given in a subsequent advertisement.

21 December 1846, Gautrots' benefit, Royal City Theatre, Sydney

"WEEKLY SUMMARY", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (12 December 1846), 2 

Monsieur Gautrot, whose misfortunes are well known to the public, takes a benefit at the City Theatre, on the 21st instant, when we hope to see a crowded house.

"M. GAUTROT", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1846), 2 

hose very respectable performers, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, take a benefit at the City Theatre, this evening. We have reason to believe that the play-going public can never bestow their patronnge more worthily, or where it is more needed, than on this occasion.

"SYDNEY", The Courier [Hobart Town,TAS] (20 January 1847), 2 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot were to take a benefit at the City Theatre (Sydney) on the 21 December. We could not glean how their benefit was attended.

Southern tour and Goulburn, NSW (February 1847 to October 1848)

'CAMPBELLTOWN. FEBRUARY 3", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1847), 2 

. . . The district is in a healthy state, and for the last twenty years never presented to the observer a more luxuriant appearance. The hay crops have been abundant, and the flourishing corn promises ample reward to the tiller of the soil. The neighbourhood of Campbelltown would now repay the metropolitan the expense of a visit, its undulating scenery and peaceful environs are paradisical, there is scarcely a straggling furze or solitary thicket but wears a rural nosegay. Rain commenced again last evening, and to-day there has been very heavy showers. Monsieur and Madame Gautrot have arrived, and intend giving a concert in a few days; and it is to be hoped that such rare talent as they can display will be duly appreciated, and rewarded by an approving and discriminating public.

"UNCLAIMED LETTERS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1847), 2 

. . . Monsieur Gautrot, Camden . . .

5 May 1847, Gautrots' concert, Berrima, NSW

"BERRIMA . . . CONCERT. MAY 6", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 May 1847), 3 

Last evening, for the first time, the good people of this town enjoyed a treat which we fear will not occur again for many a long day. Madame and Mons. Gautrot had a concert at the Queen Victoria Inn, which was very respectably attended. The pieces chosen for the occasion were excellent, and the execution of them reflects great credit on Madame Gautrot, who by the bye had all the labour, Mons. Gautrot only assisting occasionally with a violin accompaniment. Madame Gautrot's execution of that beautiful Cavatina in Rossini's Opera of Barbier de Seville - Una Voce poco fa - excited general admiration. Aubert's comic song, Povera Signora, was also well executed. Great disappointment was felt at Mons. Gautrot not displaying his talents as an artists on the violin. On enquiry, we find he had not his own instrument with him, and the one he had was not adapted for such performance. They leave this [place] to-morrow, for Goulburn, where they purpose residing. We trust they will meet with every success.

"GOULBURN. [14th May] . . . CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 May 1847), 3 

This town has been visited by Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, and we perceive they intend to hold a Concert on Monday evening, at the Royal Hotel, when those who have a taste for music will no doubt avail themselves of the opportunity of hearing them.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 July 1847), 1 

MONSIEUR AND MAD. GAUTROT have the honour to inform the inhabitants of Goulburn and its vicinity that they will give a Concert and Ball on Monday, the 23rd proximo, at Mr. Mandleson's Saloon, Goulburn Hotel.
Single tickets, 12s. 6d. each, double tickets, 21s.; for the admission of three, 30s.
Children under twelve years of age, half price.
For further particulars see future advertisement.
Goulburn, July 24.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 August 1847), 1 

GOULBURN. PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT FOR YOUNG GENTLEMEN. A GENTLEMAN who has received an English College Education, has opened the above establishment, Terms, 35 Guineas per annum. The usual routine of the first English Schools, with Greek, Latin, and French. Music by Monsieur and Madame Gautrot. Hebrew three times per week by a competent teacher. No extra. August 6.


"NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR (From our Correspondents) GOULBURN. COURT OF REQOUESTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 June 1848), 3 

Yesterday, June 6, the Small Debts Court held its sittings: there were present Captains Rossi and Hovell, John Edge and Charles Lockyer, Esqs. Fifty cases put down for hearing and one continued from last sittings were either settled out of Court or adjudicated upon. The number of plaints may appear large, but many of them were of long standing, and probably brought to issue from the general stagnation and scarcity of money. The only case of interest which was brought before the Court was that of Gautrot against Layard; the former person is well known in the colony as a French musical artist of eminence and respectability: he sought to recover £9 17s. as a balance for services rendered at defendant's seminary, in conjunction with Madame Gautrot in teaching music and dancing two days a week, two hours each day. As he spoke the English language very indifferently, Captain Rossi, who at the time of this case being called on retired from the bench, stood forward with a benevolence that did him infinite honour, and was sworn in as his interpreter; he also acted as amicus curiae. According to plaintiffs evidence it was agreed that he and Madame Gautrot should receive 30s. per quarter each, to the number of four pupils, and 10s. per quarter for each pupil above that number. It appeared, however, by an agreement written in English, and which Gautrot had signed, but which he did not understand, - in which document the word each after the 30s. is not written, which made that sum alone payment for the whole four pupils, or at the rate of 7s. 6d. per quarter for each pupil - about 1 3/4d. per lesson. At the time the agreement was formed, M. Gautrot, I before he signed it, signified his wish for having a friend who could explain to him the nature of the document; but as Mr. Layard expressed to him that it was not necessary, he signed it. A servant of Mr. Layard's witnessed the signatures of the contracting parties. According to M. Gautot's statement he only received £5 13s. Mr. Layard produced a book in which some accounts were kept, which showed that that amount had been received as being in full of all demands. The words "in full of all demands," as well as an entry of £3 was the subject of consideration by the bench, the former being in a line with Gautrot's name, whereas it is in ordinary cases above it, and the latter appeared to be a subsequent entry. The writing of the words "in full of all demands" was the subject of remark. Mr. Layard explained that on account of the dulness of the pen he wrote them with the back of it, and called a witness to prove the signature of Gautrot; but he could not tell exactly what was the true nature of the document under signature, nor could he say that the plaintiff understood the nature of it. M. Gautrot swore most solemnly he had not received more than £5 13s., and the defendant most tenaciously vowed that he had received about £14. After some little consideration the bench gave a verdict for the defendant. In reference to the above, we, in justice to Mr. Layard, say that he admitted that the sum he proposed to give M. Gautrot was small, but it was done with a view of assisting him, and considering the amount he received from his pupils, it was as much as he could afford.

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. GAUTROT VERSUS LAYARD. To the Editors . . .", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 June 1848), 3 

GENTLEMEN, - In the Herald of the 10th instant, your Goulburn correspondent has thought proper to select one solitary case out of fifty-one disposed of at the last sitting of the Court of Requests for this district, which he facetiously terms interesting, to entertain your readers with; and this he has taken pains to report with as much circumstantiality and attention to minute details, as if the most important results depended on its issue.

His object in elaborating this lengthy and circumstantial statement, or rather misstatement, I cannot understand, unless it be for the unworthy purpose of impugning the motives of the bench of magistrates, for awarding a judgment fully borne out by evidence and fact, in favour of myself, against an impudent and unjust claim trumped up by M. Gautrot, and supported "with a benevolence which did him infinite credit," (says your correspondent) by Captain Rossi, who, with great delicacy and consistency, considering he had listened to ex parte statements out of Court, retired from the bench, and volunteered his services as interpreter amicus curiae for his countryman, whose interest he appeared to identify himself with in a remarkable manner, and whose case he conducted with tact and zeal deserving of a better cause. Your veracious correspondent states, in concluding his report, that in admitting the smallness of the sum paid M. Gautrot I stated that considering the amount I received from my pupils, it was as much as I could afford. Now this, gentlemen, I beg distinctly to deny.

Had I made such a confession, it would have been in direct contradiction of a well-known fact, namely, that my terms are the highest charged in this district; and I have, hitherto, been fortunate in receiving my quarterly payments with the utmost regularity. I should not have condescended to notice either your correspondent or his communication, had not the disposition of prejudicing the public against me, and of creating a spurious sympathy in favour of M. Gautrot, manifested itself throughout the whole report.

I remain, Gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
Goulburn Academy, June 13.

ASSOCIATIONS: Layard; Rossi; . . .

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (29 July 1848), 3 

MILLINERY AND DRESS MAKING ESTABLISHMENT. MRS. HUFF begs to return her sincere thanks to the Ladies of Goulburn and its vicinity, for the very liberal patronage she has received since her arrival here; and to intimate that she has removed from her late residence in Clifford-street, to the house formerly occupied by Monsieur Gautrot, next door to the Golden Boot, Auburn-street, where she solicits a continuance of the fiavors she has hitherto enjoyed. Goulburn, July 26, 1848.

7 August 1848, Gautrots' benefit, Royal Albert Theatre, Goulburn, NSW

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (5 August 1848), 3 

Royal Albert Theatre
At Mr. O' Brien's, Harp Inn, Auburn-st.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF Monsieur and Madame Gautrot,
ON MONDAY Evening, August 7, 1848, will, be performed, for the first time in this town a Farce in two acts, entitled THE APPRENTICE
Song, Dreams of Childhood, Mr. Tell.
Hornpipe, Mr. Winkle.
Song, Farewell to the Mountain, Mr. Tell.
To conclude with two acts from the Tragedy of
"God save the Queen" by the whole strength of the Company.
Doors open at 7. - The Performuance commence at half past 7.
Tickets 2s. each -Children half price. * Tickets to be had of Mr. O'Brien, Harp Inn.

8 August 1848, Gautrots' concert, Yass, NSW

[Advertisement], The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (12 August 1848), 3 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot HAVE the honor to inform the inhabitants of
YASS, and its environs, that they intend giving a
FRIDAY the 8th instant.
Monsieur Gautrot begs to apprise the ladies and gentlemen of that vicinity, that he will be ready to tune piano-fortes on his arrival there.
Those parties who may wish to communicate with him, will please to do so by an early opportunity, as his time will be limited.
Please address to the care of Mr. M. Moses, Yass Inn, Yass.
Goulburn, 12th Aug., 1848.

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 October 1848), 2 

M. and Madame Gautrot, to whom the public of Sydney have often been indebted for musical treats of the highest order, have, after an absence of some years, returned to Sydney, and we believe purpose giving some concerts.

"Domestic Intelligence", The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (21 October 1848), 2 

Monsieur Gautrot and fair Madame are starring it in Sydney, after an absence of some years.

Sydney, NSW (October 1848 to May 1855)

1 November 1848, Gautrots' concert

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1848), 2 

Those pleasing artists Mons. and Madame Gautrot, give a Concert at the Royal Hotel this evening. As a violinist, M. Gautrot is a very superior musician, and Madame Gautrot's talents as a vocalist are well known. They are be assisted by nearly all the available talent in Sydney, and the Band of the 11th will also render their valuable assistance, so that there is no doubt there will be a gratifying evening's performance. We believe we are justified in saying that the circumstances of Monsieur Gautrot render a numerous attendance of more than ordinary importance to him, and we shall therefore be glad to report that his concert has been well supported.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1848), 1 

MONSIEUR and MADAME GAUTROT beg most respectlully to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Sydney and its vicinity, that thev purpose giving a
assisted by all the available musical talent in Sydney; and on which occasion, by the kind permission of Colonel Bloomfield,
MR. GIBBS, Leader,
Part I.
Overture - Composed by Mr. STEER, Bandmaster of H.M. 11th Regiment.
Cavatina - "Peace and Joy" (as sung by Madame Grisi) - Madame Gautrot.
Ballad - "In this Old Chair my Father sat" (Maid of Honour) - Mr. J. Howson.
Scena - From Verdi's Opera, "The Two Foscari" - Madame Carandini.
Scena - "The Land" (Orchestral accompaniments) - (Neukomm) - Mr. F. Howson.
Scena - (Violin Obligato, Monsieur Gautrot) "La Schiava in Bagdat" - Madame Gautrot.
Duet - "Thou hast called" (Loder) - Mrs. Guerin and Mr. J. Howson.
Part II.
Overture - "La Sirene" - (Auber) - By the Band of H.M. 11th Regt.
Ballad - "The Bride's Farewell to her Mother" (composed by Mr. J. Howson) - Madame Carandini.
Fantasia - Violin (composed by Monsieur Gautrot) - Monsieur Gautrot.
Scena - "She comes in all her loveliness" (Matilda of Hungary) (Wallace) - Mr. F. Howson.
Ballad - "We may be Happy yet" - (Balfe) - Madame Gautrot.
Scena - Gazza Ladra - (Rossini)- Mr. J. Howson.
Aria - "Barber of Seville." (By particular desire)- Madame Gautrot.
Comic Duet - "Anticipation of Switzerland" (Parry) - Madame Carandini and Mr. F. Howson.
Aria and Variations - (composed by Monsieur Gautrot) - Madame Gautrot.
Tickets (Five Shillings each) to be had of Mr. Sparkes, Royal Hotel; Mr. Grocott, George street; Mr. Kern, Hunter-street; Mr. Aldis, George-street.

"SYDNEY", Colonial Times [Hobart, TAS] (10 November 1848), 2 

Two thousand shares are already subscribed for towards the formation of a Railway Company.
- Great additions and improvements have been made in the Australian Museum.
- Monsieur and Madame Gautrot gave a concert at the Royal Hotel; it was very well attended . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 February 1849), 3

CITY THEATRE, MARKET-STREET, MISS HINCKESMANN begs most respectfully to inform her friends and the public generally, that her FAREWELL CONCERT (Prior to her leaving this colony by the Waterloo for England,) Will take place at the above Theatre, ON FRIDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 9, On which occasion the following Vocal and Instrumental Performers have most kindly promised their gratuitous assistance: MADAME GAUTROT, (Who will be accompanied by Mons. Gautrot) Mr. Smith, Mr. J. Smith. Several Amateurs. MR. JOHN DETTMER, From London, (MASSA SAMBO) Who will sing (for the first time in this colony) some of the most popular Ethiopian Melodies (in character), and accompany himself on the "Banjo" an instrument unknown in this country. An Amateur has also kindly promised to play a Solo on the Accordion. A Profesional gentleman - a selection of Scotch and Irish airs on the Union Pipes (by particular desire). AND Miss Hinckesmann will perform (for the first time these five years) a Solo on the Pianoforte. The Orchestra will comprise the following professional gentlemen: - Monsieur Gautrot, Messrs. Gibbs, Deane, sen., J. Deane, and Deane, jun., Guerin, Friedlander, Strong, Ducro, Hudson, &c.; and will be complete in every department, reinforced and assisted by the principal members of the splendid Band of Her Majesty's 11th Regiment - by the kind permission ot Colonel Bloomfield and the Officers. Tickets to the boxes, 3s. each ; to the pit, 2s.; to be had of Miss Hinckemann, 90, Phillip-street; Mr. Doyle, York-street; and at the principal music and booksellers; and at Mr. Smith's, printer; and Mr. Robinson, next door to the Theatre, of whom private boxes can be procured - £1 1s., -or of Miss H.

"SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE FINE ARTS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1849), 3 

No. 171.- Portrait of Monsieur Gautrot. Rodius. - Property of Mr. Rodius. - A free, light, loose sketch, full of artistical talent, and a very striking likeness.

"ARTISTICAL CRITICISM", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (9 June 1849), 3 

. . . No. 171. Portrait of Mons. Gautrot - Rodius. - "A loose sketch." For shame, Rodius!

"VICTORIA THEATRE", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (22 December 1849), 3 

. . . The orchestral department is appreciated by the bow of the able Monsieur Gautrot, whose chaste and correct style of playing is well known in the musical world. Thursday night's opera, The Bohemian Girl, ascended the scale in an audience every way characteristic of harmonic support . . . The orchestral department felt the sudden bereavement of one of its most talented musicians, the late Mr. Deane, who, as a loss to the profession cannot be more lamented even by his family and large circle of friends.


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25 January 1850, promenade concert, Edward Smith Deane

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1850), 1 

PROMENADE CONCERT. MR. DEANE begs to inform his friends and the public, that the next Promenade Concert will take place in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on Friday Evening next, the 25th instant. On this occasion, Mr. Deane will be assisted by the St. Patrick a Band, also by Madame Gautrot, and several talented Amateurs, who have kindly volunteered their services . . .

6 May 1850, benefit, Frank Howson

[Advertisement], The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (4 May 1850), 14 

Royal Victoria Theatre.
A new GRAND OVERTURE, by a Double Orchestra, composed expressly for this occasion, by Monsieur Gautrot . . .

25 July, 2 and 28 August, promenade concerts, Sigmont and Emanuel

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1850), 1 

A LA PROMENADE. MESSRS. EMANUEL AND SIGMONT'S first Musical Entertainment and grand performance on the Patent Harmonium will take toke place at the Royal Hotel,
THIS DAY, THURSDAY. the 25th instant. PROGRAMME. PART 1 . . .
2. Italian Air, Opera, Tancredi - Rossini - Madame Gautrot . . .
6. Cavatina - Italian - Rossini - Madame Gautrot . . .
PART II . . . 5. Grand Scena Francais - Herold, violin obligato - Mad. and Mons. Gautrot . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1850), 1 

MESSRS. EMANUEL AND SIGMONT'S second Musical Entertainment and grand performance of the Patent Harmonium will take place at the Royal Hotel,
2. Italian Air. Opera, Tancredi - Rossini - Madame Gautrot . . .
G. Cavatina, Italian - Rossini - Madame Gautrot . . .
PART II . . .
5. Grand Scena, Francais - Herold, violin obligatd - Mad. and Mons. Gautrot . . .

"THE PATENT HARMONIUM", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (3 August 1850), 2 

Messrs. Sigmont and Emanuel's concert last evening was selectly and fashionably attended, when the full powers of this extraordinary instrument were for the second time displayed to the delight of those assembled. The exquisite touch of Mr. Sigmont, the no less thrilling contralto of Madame Gautrot, and the duetts of the two professors, elicited the warmest applause. The musical community will not regret availing themselves of the next opportunity afforded them of participating in such another treat as that of which we so gratefully partook at the Royal, last night. The concert will be repeated on an early day, of which due notification will be given.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1850), 1 

THIS EVENING, third and positively the last performance on Two Patent Harmoniums. PROGRAMME . . .
2. Cavatina - Sommo Cielo; Madame Gautrot - Rossini . . .
1. Duetto - Giorno Dorrore; Signor Nicolo and Madame Gautrot - Rossini . . .
. . .
6. La Muniere - a celebrated French Romance - Madame Gautrot . . .

"PROMENADE CONCERT", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (31 August 1850), 4 

Messrs. Sigmont and Emanuel gave another concert on Wednesday evening which was well and fashionably attended. Several very pretty airs were played upon the Patent Harmonium, which gave great satisfaction, and we should strongly recommend all admirers of muslc, who have not heard this powerful and beautiful instrument, to attend their next concert. Madame Gautrot also sang several Italian songs with great taste and ability. We would suggest to Messrs Sigmont and Emanuel, as they intend to continue a series of these concerts, to introduce some of the old English ballads, which we are satisfied would be more acceptable to the great majority of people here, and more profitable to these deserving gentlemen.

ASSOCIATIONS: William Abercrombie Sigmont; Abraham Emanuel; Signor Nicolo

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1850), 3 

. . . Violin Duet - Mr. Gibbs and Mons. Gautrot . . .


14 April 1851, Royal Victoria Theatre

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 April 1851), 2 

THIS EVENING, APRTL 14TH, The evenings entertainments will commence with THE SlEGE OF RHODES; OR, THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN. Comic Song, Mr. Rogers. Pas Suel, Madame Torning. Song, "The Newfoundland Dog," Mr. F. Howson. Scotch Pas de Deux, Misses Griffiths. Solo, Violin, Monsieur Gautrot. Song, "The White Squall," Mr. J. Howson. New Pas Seul (à la Sylphide), Miss Hart. Song, "Cynthia Sue," Mr. Hydes. Genuine Irish Song, "Black Turf," Mr. Belfield. The whole to conclude with JENNY LIND AT LAST; OR, THE SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE.


30 January 1852, concert, the Gautrots

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 January 1852), 1 

School of Arts, THIS EVENING, Friday, January 30.
Under distinguished patronage.
BY the kind permission of Mr. Wyatt, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot beg to inform their friends and the public generally that they propose giving a grand Concert on the above evening, when they will be assisted by the gratuitous services of Madame Sara Flower, Mrs. Guerin, Madame Carandini, Mr. Stanley, Mr. F. Howson, Mr. J. Howson, Mr. Bayly, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Ducros, and the Orchestra of the Victoria Theatre.
By the kind permission of Colonel Bloomfield,, the excellent Band of H.M. 11th Regiment will be in attendance.
1. Overture - "Waverly," Berloiz, Military Band
2. Glee - "Ye spotted Snakes," Madame Sara Flower, Mrs. Guerin, and Messrs. F. and J. Howson
3. Aria - "Ah no, la Rosa e mia," Coppola, Madame Guatrot
4. Aria - "Ah ! Leonora," Pacini, Mr. F. Howson
5. Song - "The deep, deep Sea," Horn, Madame Sara Flower
6. Ballad - "The old Clock," Russell, Mr. J. Howson
7. Ballad - "Art thou in tears," Mrs. Guerin
8. Solo-Flute, Mr. Bayly
9. Ballad - Madame Carandini
10. Solo, violin, by a young amateur, 13 years of age, pupil of Monsieur Guatrot
11. Duet - "Rash youth beware," Bishop, Messrs. F. and J. Howson
1. Overture-"La Sirène," Auber, Military Band
2. Duet - "The ties of Friendship," Madame Carandini and Madame Sara Flower
3. Ballad - "The Veteran's Return," Mr. F. Howson
4. Duet, Violin and Piano, Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Stanley
5. Duet -"Ebben per mia," La Gazza Ladra, Madame S. Flower and Madame Gautrot
6. Aria, Venetian, Madame Gautrot
7. Solo, Flutina, Mr. Ducros
8. Comic Song - "Those odious Diggings," (composed by Mr. Moore, and to be had at Marsh's and Moore's Music Repository, George-street), Mr. J. Howson
9. Scena - "Der Freischütz," Mrs. Guerin 10. Comic Duet - "Anticipations of Switzerland," Parry, Madame Carandini and Mr. F. Howson
11. Railway Gallop, Gung'l, Military Band
Leader, Mr. J. Gibbs; Pianist, Mr. Stanley.
Tickets 2s. 6d. each; to be had at all the principal Booksellers and Stationers, and at the Musical Repository; also at the School of Arts, Pitt-street.
Doors open at half-past 7, concert to commence at 8 o'clock.

"MONSIEUR AND MADAME GAUTROT'S CONCERT", Empire (3 February 1852), 2 

Monsieur and Madame Gautrot's Concert at the School of Arts, on Friday evening was attended by a very numerous and distingue audience. The leading vocalists of the city, Madame Sara Flower, Mrs. Guerin, Madame Carandini, Madame Gautrot, and the Messrs. Howson, were among the corps musical. The instrumental performers, in addition to the Band of the 11th Regiment, numbered Mr. Baly, the distinguished flautist, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Stanley, and Mr. Ducros.

The entertainments opened with Berlioz's overture, "Waverly," by the military band. It was followed by the glee "Ye spotted snakes," spiritedly rendered by Madame Sara Flower, Mrs. Guerin, and Messrs. F. and J. Howson. Madame Gautrot's aria, "Ah no la rosa e mia," and a Venetian aria, were full of exquisite execution, of feeling rare for its tenderness, and in the latter particularly, of a rich and judiciously disposed fioratura. Madame Gautrot, on this occasion proved herself still to possess all the high musical powers, and the excellent taste and judgment in the management of them, that charmed us at her debut in the Australian metropolis years ago. Her voice is a soprano of delightful fraicheur and flexibility. She sung, "Ebben per mia" from La Gazza Ladra, with Madame Sara Flower; both performers acquitting themselves with a grace and excellence which was deservedly applauded. A solo on the violin by a pupil of Monsieur Gautrot, a boy of thirteen years of age pleased us very much. In the second part, tho overture of "La Sirene," was very effectively given by the military band. The strains themselves are inexpressibly sweet, conjuring before the imagination rock-bound homes of ocean elves by moonlight, and "lakes with island haunts of sprites besprent," all sweet phantasies that people the bowers of oriental romance, and furnished charmed suggestions for dear Felix Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream." A duet on the violin and piano-forte, by Messrs. Gibbs and Stanley, surpassed anything we have heard for years in purity, precision, and fine manipulation. Mr. Baly's solo on the flute, introducing some charming variations, was characterised by very high artistic finish and was enthusiastically encored. "Anticipations of Switxerland," a comic duet of John Parry's, was sung by Madame Carandini and Mr. Frank Howson with a spirit and breadth of humour that drew down universal plaudits.

The concert, we are pleased to say, gave the most geueral satisfaction, and we have little doubt that had a larger locale been selected, the audience would have been one of the most numerous we have for a long period seen at any soiree musical.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", Empire (14 June 1852), 2 

THIS EVENING (Monday), June 14, 1852, will be produced the Play of PIZARRO; or, THE SPANIARDS IN PERU. Peruvians: Ataliba, Mr. Belfield; Orozombo, Mr. Grilliths; Blind Man, Mr. Rogers; Orano, Mr. Hollis; Rolla, Mr. Nesbitt; Boy, Miss A. Hart; High Priestess, Madame Sara Flower; Cora, Miss Hart; Virgins of the Sun, Mrs. Gibbs, Madame Carandini, Mrs. Hart, Madame Gautrot, the Misses F. Griffiths, Collins, and Hart. Spaniards: - Pizarro, Mr. Spencer; Alonzo, Mr. Willis; Elvira, Mrs. Guerin. Pas de Deux, Miss F. Griffiths and Signor Carandini. To conclude with the laughable Farce of THE LOAN OF A WIFE.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 September 1852), 1 

BALL AND CONCERT! - Mons. GAUTROT begs to announce to his friends and the public, that he intends giving a Ball and Concert, including refreshments, at Mr. J. W. ROCHE'S, Rainbow Hotel, corner of Pitt and King streets, This Evening, Sep- tember 21. Single Tickets, 5s.; double ditto. 8s., to be had of Mr. ROCHE; or of Mons. GAUTROT, at his residence, 274, Castlereagh-street.


"ROYAL VICTOICA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1853), 3 

Last evening, an audience crowded to the ceiling welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Stark, whose success throughout the States of the Union, has been frequently adverted to in the columns of this journal, Shakspere's tragedy of Hamlet was the play selected for the debut of our visitors, and most ably was it rendered, even in its minutest details. Mr. Stark is an actor of no ordinary pretensions, but we regret to say that certain obstacles were opposed to him last evening, to which he ought not, on any account, to have been subject. In the first place, the orchestra, (with the exception of Messrs. Gibbs, Gautrot, and Guerin) was attacked with a chorus of yells and groans, in consequence of a most unjustifiable strike on the part of the band on the previous evening; and in the next place, some very disgraceful scenes which occurred in the boxes, wherein it is an unpleasant duty to state parties who ought to have known better took prominent parts . . .

14 December 1854, concert, Madame Gautrot, with Flora Harris and Frederick Strebinger

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1853), 1

MADAME GAUTROT'S GRAND Evening Concert, at the Royal Hotel, has been postponed till Wednesday, the 14th December, 1853, in consequence of Mrs. Gautrot's indisposition . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 December 1853), 7 

MADAME GAUTROT'S GRAND EVENING CONCERT, at the Royal Hotel, on Wednesday Evening, December 14. Under Distinguished Patronage. - Madame Gautrot begs to inform her friends and the public generally that she purposes giving a Grand Concert on the above evening, when she will be assisted by the services of Miss Flora Harris, Madame De Store, Mons. Strebinger, Mr. Lonchamp, Mr. John Howson, and Mr. Natty, the celebrated violoncelliste, recently arrived from the continent, who will make his first appearance.
PART I.- Aria, the Lovely Harp, Miss Flora Harris; Aria, Caliph of Bagdad (with solo violin obligato), Madame Gautrot and Mons. Strebinger; Solo - flute - (introduction and new variations to the Swiss Boy, by T. Boehm), Mr. Lonchamp; Aria, Madoline (by desire), Mr. John Howson; Solo - violin - Concert de Beriot, Mons. Strebinger; New Ballad, Madame Gautrot; Solo - violoncello, Mr. Nattey; Duet, La Gazza Ladra, Miss Flora Harris and Madame Gautrot.
PART II. - Solo - harp - Partant pour la Syria (composed by the Queen of Holland, mother of Louis Napoleon, variations by Bochsa), Madame De Store; Aria, Barber of Seville (by particular desire), Madame Gautrot; Aria, Oh! charming May, Miss Flora Harris; Fantasia - flute - on the French opera "L'Ambassadrice," by Tulou, Mons. Lonchamp; French air, Madame Gautrot; Duet, What are the wild Waves saying? Miss Flora Harris and Mr. J. Howson; Solo - violin Introduction and variations, by Vieuxtemps, Mons. Strebinger; Aria, Death of Nelson, Mr. John Howson.
Pianiste, Mr. ---
Reserved seats, 5s,; stalls, 3s. Tickets to be obtained at Mr. Marsh's Music Saloon; Mr. Moffitt, Stationer, Pitt-street; Mr. Lonchamp, Pitt-street; Mr. Mader, George-street; Mr. Kern, Hunter-street; Mr. Johnson, Pitt-street; and at the Royal Hotel. Performance to commence at eight o'clock.

"PUBLIC CONCERTS", Illustrated Sydney News (17 December 1853), 3 

We had the pleasure of attending the concert given by Madame Gautrot on Wednesday evening. The attendance, we regret to say, was not very large. It is evident that this lady understands music thoroughly, and has the remains of a good voice. Miss Flora Harris sung very tastefully, and Monsieur Strebinger executed his solos on the violin with wonderful ease and brilliancy.

"MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENTS IN SYDNEY", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (17 December 1853), 3 

. . . On Wednesday evening Madame Gautrot made her appearance at a Concert given by her at the Royal Hotel, and we are nappy to state met with a reception such as so old and deservedly a favorite merited. Her performance of "Una voce poco fa," assured us that both in natural powers and professional skill this lady must have once numbered high as a singer. Miss Flora Harris and Herr Strebinger were the two pillars of this concert: the admired Ballad of "Charming Mary" well merited the encore which it obtained . . .


30 January 1854, death of Joseph Gautrot

"DEATHS", Empire (2 February 1854), 4

At his residence, Castlereagh-street, on the 30th January, Joseph Gautrot, Artiste Musicien, aged 71 years.

"DEATH OF A VETERAN MUSICIAN", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (8 February 1854), 4

In our weekly obituary will be found the name of Monsieur Joseph Gautrot, at the advanced age of 71 years. The deceased was one of the Emperor Napoleon's Imperial Guard, and was present at the fatal Moscow conquest and conflagration. Subsequently he became director of the principal theatre in Batavia, which post he filled for a period of about eight years. Mons. Gautrot had, during the last fourteen years, been engaged in the orchestra of the Royal Victoria Theatre, and his name is not unknown to the world, his proficiency on the violin having been frequently displayed and acknowledged by the public. The lamented gentleman leaves a wife to deplore his loss. Bell's Life, Feb. 4.

30 August 1854, oratorio, St. Benedict's Church

[Advertisement], Empire (29 August 1854), 1 

PROGRAMME OF THE GRAND ORATORIO, to take place in ST. BENEDICT'S CHURCH, on WEDNESDAY Evening, August 30, 1854 . . .
PART SECOND . . . "Laudate pueri Dominum" - Soprano Solo, by Madame Gautrot - Mozart . . .

"THE ORATORIO. - ST. BENEDICT'S CHURCH", Freeman's Journal (2 September 1854), 10 

Our country readers will be gratified to learn that the grand Oratorio given in St. Benedict's Church, on Wednesday, the 30th ult., came off with decided success . . . The "Artistes" who won the greatest applause, and of whose success fame still speaketh were Mesdames Flower and Gautrot, Madamoiselle Flora Harris, the Messrs. Howson, and Mr. P. Curtis, (an amateur.) Much praise has been awarded, and most deservedly, to the conductor (the Rev. H. A. Curtis) . . .

26 September 1854, concert, Madame Gautrot, St. Patrick's Hall, Church Hill

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 September 1854), 8

THE WIDOW of the late Monsieur GAUTROT, announces to her friends and the public, that she will give a GRAND CONCERT, in St. Patrick's Hall, on TUESDAY EVENING, September 26th. Doors open at half-past 7. Concert to commence at 8 precisely. Reserved seats, 3s.; back seats, 2s. Tickets to be had at Mr. DOLMAN, Bookseller, Park-street, and at Mr. JOHNSON'S, Music Warehouse, Pitt-street, and at St. Patrick's Hall.

3 May 1855, Edward Boulanger's concert, last documented appearance of Madame Gautrot

"MR. EDWARD BOULANGER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 5

This evening this gentleman gives a grand concert, at the new concert-hall, at the Royal Hotel. He will be assisted by the Nelson Family, Mrs. St. John Adcock, Miss Flora Harris, Madame Gautrot, Mrs. Banks, and Mr. Hamilton. Mr. William Stanley will preside at the pianoforte . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1855), 1 

PART I . . . 6. Aria - Venetian meloly with variations- Mme. Gautrot . . . Paer.

PART II . . . 2. Scena- "Rien no peut changer mon ame" Mdme. Gautrot . . . Rossini.

? "Binnenland. 's GRAVENHAGE den 24 augustus", Rotterdamsche courant (27 August 1855), 2 

Gedurende het tooneel-jaar 1855-56 zal het personeel van den Kon. Franschen schouwburg in deze residentie aldus zamengesteld zijn. Grand opéra, opéracomique et traductions . . . Vaudeville et comédie accessoires . . . Mmes. Adolphine Gautrot, jeune première, forte ingénuité; Vigny, coquettes et róles annexés . . .

After 1855

"A GRAND OLD MUSICIAN", The Brisbane Courier (16 March 1926), 11 

Closely connected with the Eisteddfod movement at the present time is Mr. James Walker, in his 90th year. Mr. Walker still returns most of his faculties to a remarkable degree, and takes a great interest in everything connected with music in Maryborough. He himself was a grand old musician of other days, being considered a flautist of the first degree. He was born in South Ireland and came to Sydney when 4 years of age, with his parents. At the age of 7 he had learned the flute under the great French master, M. Longchamp, and later he studied under another equally famous Frenchman, the violinist M. Guthrow. The latter had been Napoleon's first violinist. Mr. Walker played in opera in Sydney, and took a prominent place in his accompaniments under Mr. Vincent Wallace, the composer of "Maritana." He also played his flute in "The Barber of Seville," "Il Trovatore," and "William Tell." Mr. Walker came to Gayndah about 1860, and to Maryborough in 1877. Since then he has been in great demand both in orchestral work and as a soloist. Necessarily, advancing years have taken him off the list of active musicians. He is still engaged in his saddlery business in Adelaide-street.

ASSOCIATIONS: James Walker; the Wallace was, probably, correctly Spencer Wellington Wallace

Josephian hymn (Hobart Town, 1844)

The only musical work by Joseph Gautrot known to survive is this Josephian hymn. A setting of words in honour of St. Joseph by parish priest of St. Joseph's Church, Hobart Town, John Joseph Therry, it was composed, premiered, and published in 1844.

At least one copy of the original print does, or did once, exist, for photocopies of it (and more photocopies of those) survive. Unfortunately, while several photocopies are listed in the national bibliographic record, the wherabouts of the original print copy is (or was) unknown.

With the kind permission of the archivist of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan OSB in Glebe (who has the care of two photocopies), I attach a virtual copy here.

Josephian hymn, Gautrot (Hobart: Bluett, 1844), cover

Josephian hymn (on prayer and divine love), words by the Rev'd J. J. Therry, music arranged by Mons'r Gautrot and respectfully inscribed to the most Reverend Count Polding, archbishop of Sydney and metropolitan of Australia, festival of St. Joseph (Hobart Town: T. Bluett, Litho., 1844) (ONSITE DOWNLOAD PDF)

See all TROVE items taggged Josephian hymn (Therry-Gautrot): (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

A virtual performance

Josephian Hymn (arranged by Mons. Gautrot), part 1 only (synthesised by Australharmony 2016)

Josephian hymn, Gautrot (Hobart: Bluett, 1844), 1
Josephian hymn, Gautrot (Hobart: Bluett, 1844), 2
Josephian hymn, Gautrot (Hobart: Bluett, 1844), 3
Josephian hymn, Gautrot (Hobart: Bluett, 1844), 4

Published edition of the words:

John Joseph Therry, c. 1860 (engraving, by H. L. Ladd, made in the USA, from locally supplied original)

"JOSEPHIAN HYMN, ON PRAYER AND DIVINE LOVE. For the 19th March. FIRST PART . . . SECOND PART . . .", in John Joseph Therry, Hymns, for children, &c, &c. (Melbourne: W. Clarke, 1846), 6-7 (DIGITISED)

Modern edition (words and music):

Edited by Richard Divall; 27 September 2014; Australian Music Series, MDA027 (Clayton: Monash University)  (FREELY DOWNLOADABLE PDF)

Bibliography and resources

Diaz Arenas 1839

"BATAVIA", in Rafael Díaz Arenas, Viaje curioso é instructivo de Manila á Cádiz por China, Batavia, el Brazil (Cádiz: D. D. Féros, 1839), 137-38 (DIGITISED)

. . . Se representaba aquella noche La Dama blanca, ópera en dos actos, música de Boaldieu, y el Baudeville, Batel ó el nieto de un grande hombre. Al presentarse en la escena M. me Gautrot, se oyó un silvido, se retiró ella y se paró la representacion; el público empezó á gritar fuera el que ha silvado; por último se presentó segunda vez, y la colmaron de aplausos: supe entónces que habia dos partidos, uno á favor de ella y otro por Mme. Alexandre, cuyo marido fué quien me recordó en la posada que habia ópera; y entónces conocí que lo que él deseaba era que fuesen mu-[138]-chos espectadores para oir gritar á lasenemiga lírica de su esposa.

Conocí en otra representacion que esta era mas cómica, y tenía cierto despejo y gracejo, con que compensaba la ventaja que en la música le llevaba Mme. Goutrot [sic] . . .

NOTE: This was almost certainly during the company's seasons of La dame blanche in October-November 1836, or July 1837

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (16 November 1836), 4 

"THÉATRE-FRANÇAIS", Javasche courant (1 July 1837), 4 

OPERA: La dame blanche (Boieldieu)

VAUDEVILLE: Vatel; ou, Le petit fils d'un grand-homme (Scribe)

"Garryowen" 1883

The chronicles of early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852: historical, anecdotal and personal by "Garryowen" (Melbourne: Fergusson and Mitchell, 1883), 121-22, 487, 488 (DIGITISED)

[121] . . . The Rev. Mr. Grylls departed for England in the beginning of 1840, and efforts were made to procure funds to haste with the church, and some of those pious subterfuges - means supposed to be justified by the end - were resorted to, in the extraction of cash from pockets not always assailable by a more direct mode. Amongst these, was a concert, for which the patronage of the Superintendent was solicited, which Mr. Latrobe withheld from conscientious motives - for which he was not easily forgiven, especially when [122] some time after he patronised a similar entertainment, the first regular professional concert given in Melbourne, by a Monsieur and Madame Gautrot, new arrivals from Sydney . . .


Contemporaneous with the white settlement, there were musical amateurs in Melbourne, and at times they assisted at what were little more than tap-room entertainments, generally consisting of a wild chorus of songs, fiddling, and flute playing, aided by a hoarse, spasmodic piano. The advent of the Gautrots (popularly pronounced Go-trot) was hailed with satisfaction, for Monsieur and Madame were not devoid of artistic ability, though from some cause or other they never attained that degree of success which they deserved. In 1841, efforts were made to found some kind of a hospital. The amateur portion ofthe community had been strengthened by some two or three attorneys of musical proclivities, and it was suggested to organize a concert in aid of the Hospital Fund. Gautrot gave his gratuitous assistance, and the following announcement, the first of the kind issued in the colony, was circulated: -

(For benevolent purposes) to be held on
Stewards - William Meek, Esq., George Cavenagh, Esq., Jno. Roach, Esq. Leader - Monsieur Gautrot.
Overture. - "Il Nozzi di Figaro" - Mozart.
Song. - "The Blighted Flower " - Balfe.
Glee. - "The Wreath" - Mazzinghi.
Quartette. - "Introduzione" - Sola.
Song. - Air from the "Siege of Corinth" (Madame Gautrot) - Rossini.
Solo - Violin. - "Air variee " (Monsieur Gautrot) - Kreutzer.
Glee. - "Life's a Bumper" - Webb.
Song. - "All is lost now" ("Sonnambula") - Bellini.
Septette. - "Air Russe" (with variations for all the instruments, composed and dedicated to the Melbourne Amateur Society by Monsieur Gautrot) - Gautrot.
Quadrilles. - (Full Orchestra) - Muzard.
Song. - "The Outlaw " (with full accompaniments) - Loder.
Glee. - "The Chough and Crow" - Bishop.
Duet - Piano and Violin. - "Mose en Egito" - Hertz and Lafont.
Song. - "Black Eyed Susan" (Madame Gautrot) - Dibdin.
Quartette. - "Mi Vedrai" Bellini.
Duet. - "Semiramide" - Rossini.
Glee. - "Hail Smiling Morn" - Spofforth.
Finale. - "God Save the Queen" - Verse and Chorus - Phillips.
Single tickets of admission, 15s. each; Family single ticket, 12s. 6d.;
to be had of either of the Stewards, or at Messrs. and Holmes' Stationery Warehouse, Collins Street. Tickets not transferable.
Doors open at Half-past Seven, and the Concert to commence at Eight o'clock precisely.


Towards the termination of 1840, Monsieur and Madame Gautrot arrived from Sydney, and took up their residence in a brick cottage in Little Collins Street, whereon the Bank of Australasia commenced business in 1838 (now Henty's stores). They gave a concert on the 17th December in the large room of the Adelphi Hotel, Little Flinders Street, and it was pronounced a success. Mr. Superintendent Latrobe and his wife yvere present, and a gushing scribe ecstatically wrote of it, "That the music, both instrumental [489] and vocal, was really enchanting, and the beauty and fashion of the period were so largely represented that it seemed a perfect Paradise."
On the 18th of the same month Mr. Nathan, a musical composer of some celebrity from Sydney [sic], gave a grand vocal concert at the same place . . .

Wolpowitz 1993

Lily Wolpowitz, "The development of the musical life of Cape Town up to the middle of the 19th century", Quarterly bulletin of the South African Library 48/1 (1993), 24

. . . performances by the violinist Gautrot . . . all of whom gave concerts in the Exchange during the 1830s . . .

Denis 2018

Dominique Denis, "Deuxième Cirque Olympique des frères Franconi", Cirques et Chapiteaux, De M à Q, Tout sur le Cirque; posted 22 July 2018 (ONLINE)

Le deuxième Cirque Olympique rue du Faubourg du Temple – l'ancien établissement des Franconi - ouvrit ses portes le 8 février 1817. Au programme: Un vaudeville intitulé Le boulevard du Temple de Cuvier et Brazier. Il y eut ensuite la reprise de La femme magnanime, en mars Le rénégat, La mascaradomanie, Macbeth, Le pic terrible. En mai, ce fut Barbe bleue, en juin Caïn, en juillet Est-ce une fille, est-ce un garçon, en août L'enfant du Malheur, et La fête du Béarnais.

Puis, en septembre, Atala et Chactas, en octobre, reprise de Robert le diable, et en novembre, Deux heures de caserne et Roland furieux.

La troupe était constituée de la famille Franconi: Laurent, Henri, Adolphe, Elisa, Caroline, Laurence et Emilie. Le ballet était dirigé par M. Jacquinet et l'orchestre était sous la baguette de M. Gautrot avec comme assistant François Sergent. La cavalerie comptait 25 chevaux . . .

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