The Bath Chronicle

07/11/1765

p. 228

FOR the Benefit of the Venitian Performers: (Being their Last in this City) At Mr. Simpson’s Great Room, on Monday next the 11th of November, will be a BREAKFAST CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental MUSIC. The Vocal Parts by Sig. Braione, accompanied by the Violin and Mandolino, reinforced with the Tamburro da Basso, (an Instrument very rare in Europe and much approved of by the Curious) Several new Venetian Airs will be sung, and various Pieces performed on the Mandolino by Sig. Nicolo, accompanied by Sig. Gasparro on the Violin. – As these Performers have had the particular Honour of performing in the Presence of their Britannic Majesties, their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Glocester, and many Persons of Distinction with general Approbation, and likewise before a numerous Assembly at Randagh, with great Applause: They hope the Nobility and Gentry assembled in the City of BATH, will also condescend to honour this Performance with their Presence, and be disposed to exert that usual Spirit of Benevolence and Generosity so peculiar to the British Nation, in Consideration (not of their Merit) but of the Length of Time, since their Arrival in BATH, and the little Success they have had. – Breakfast to be on Table at 10 o’ Clock, and the Music continue till 12. – After the Breakfast will be a Ball. – The Music will be accompanied with the Tamburro da Basso da Basso. – Tickets to be had at the Rooms, Pump-Room, Coffee-Houses, the Book-Sellers, and at the Performers at Mr. Pimo’s, in Bell-Tree-Lane, at 3s.6d. each.