Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Torchlit procession accompanied by military music ensembles in celebration of the birthday of the Emperor Ferdinand

Venue: Prague Castle

Parent Event:
Musical entertainment given by unspecified orchestra of Komsak [Komzák]

Event type: State or civil events

Date: 19/04/1850 8pm

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • unspecified military music ensemble: participating ensemble


Bohemia 21/4/1850 reported that the birthday of His Majesty the Kaiser Ferdinand, was celebrated ‘on the day before yesterday’ [i.e. 19th April], by all of the Civil and Military Departments. The Magistrates and the Militia [Bürgerwehr - lit. militia, effectively the Prague police] gave a High Mass at 9am in the Týn Church. The Miliary and Civil Authorities had themselves a solemn church service at 11am in the Cathedral Church of St Vitus, and the garrison, comprising the Infantry Regiments of Wimpffen, Ceccopieri, Palombini, Dom Miguel and Prinz Emil, a division of riflemen [Jäger], a division of Dragoons and a company of engineers, all under the command of Prince Taxis paraded in the Castle Square. A battery was fired from the Laurenzberg. Events continued throughout the day despite the sudden arrival of rain. In the evening took place a torchlit procession, accompanied by three music bands. This began at 8pm in the Castle and lasted until 10pm. The participating musical ensembles were not specified.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia (21/04/1850)