Both Festivals consisted of morning and evening performances. The former were made up of selections of sacred music and were given in the Parliament Buildings/Parliament House. The latter, described as Grand Miscellaneous Concerts, were two-part vocal performances with orchestral overtures and some instrumental/concertante items. These were given in Corri's Rooms (1815) and the Theatre (1819).
Prospectuses for both events provide detailed lists of the Patrons, Directors and Subscribers to the Festivals. All programmes provide a list of the vocal soloists (see below) and a list of the principal instrumental performers, led by Mr Yaniewicz [Janiewicz] and conducted by Mr Charles Ashley (1815)/Sir George Smart (1819).
Vocal: Madame Marconi, Mrs Salmon, Mr Smith, Mr Rolle and Mr Braham.
31 October 1815: Grand Miscellaneous Act from the works of Handel; Haydn, The Creation.
2 November 1815: Handel, The Messiah.
3 November 1815: Grand Miscellaneous Act; selection from Handel, The Messiah; Haydn, The Creation (part I).
4 November 1815: Grand Selection of Sacred Music.
31 October and 1 and 3 November 1815: the last including a New Overture (composed expressly for this occasion) by G. F. Graham.
Vocal: Miss Stephens, Miss Goodall, Miss Paton (morning performances only) and Signora Corri; Mr Braham, Signor Ambrogetti (evening only), Signor Begrez (evening only), Mr Jager, Mr Swift and Mr Bellamy.
20 October 1819: Grand Selection; Haydn, The Creation (part II and III).
21 October 1819: Handel, The Messiah.
23 October 1819: Grand Selection; Beethoven, The Mount of Olives.
19, 20 and 22 October 1819:
All programmes for this year repeat the list of Patrons and Directors for the Festival.