This document includes a list of Patrons, Presidents and Vice Presidents for the Festival and carries information about the general arrangements for the event (including a copy of the Regulations and details regarding tickets).
There is a complete list of the orchestral ensemble, led by Mr T. Cooke (morning) and Mr Willy (evening) and conducted by Dr. F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Mr Moscheles, with Mr Munden and Mr Stimpson (sub-conductors) and Dr Gauntlett and Mr Stimpson (organ).
The prospectus cites the involvement of the following vocal soloists: Madame Grisi, Madame Caradori Allan, Miss Bassano and Miss A. Williams (soprano); Miss M.B. Hawes and Miss M. Williams (alto); Signor Mario, Mr Braham, Mr Hobbs and Mr Lockey (tenor); and Herr Staudigl, Mr H. Phillips, Signor F. Lablache and Mr Machin (bass).
25 August 1846: Haydn, The Creation, plus a selection from Rossini.
26 August 1846: Dr Mendelssohn’s New Oratorio, Elijah, composed expressly for this Festival.
27 August 1846: Handel, The Messiah.
28 August 1846: miscellaneous performance of sacred music, including parts of Beethoven, Grand Mass in D.
26 and 27 August 1846. These were both two-part concerts consisting principally of vocal music. The second act of the concert on 27 August consisted of Mendelssohn, The Music to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.