[Adgate, Andrew. (1762 - 1793)] MUSIC IN PHILADELPHIA
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser
Philadelphia: Wednesday, March 8, 1786. First edition.
An interesting original 1786 newspaper, advertising on the first page one of Andrew Adgate's celebrated vocal concerts. Nicely framed.
"As far as the concert life of Philadelphia is concerned, his Institution deserves lasting credit for he introduced choral concerts in Philadelphia and the fact that about the time of his death and for several years afterwards choral music was cultivated very timidly only, makes his enterprise all the more conspicous." (Sonneck, "Early Concert Life in America," p. 106)