File MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 17 - Correspondence from Edward Broome

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Correspondence from Edward Broome

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MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 17

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  • 1913 (Creation)
    Broome, Edward

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3 pages + 1 envelope

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(William) Edward Broome was a Canadian choral conductor, organist, composer, and educator. Born in Manchester on January 3, 1868, Broome spent most of his childhood in Wales where he studied piano and organ with Roland Rogers and conducting with Jules Riviere. He received his piano diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England 1884 and was named a Fellow of the Guild of Organists in 1889.

He moved to Canada in 1893, where he was the organist-choirmaster at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario (1893-1895); the Douglas Methodist Church in Montreal, Quebec (1895-1906); the Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario (1906-1925); and the Knox United Church in Calgary, Alberta (1926-1927). He received his Bachelor of Music from Trinity College in 1901 and his Doctorate of Music from the University of Toronto in 1908. In 1907, he began teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and from 1910 to 1925 he directed the Toronto Oratorio Society. He died in Toronto, Ontario on April 28, 1932.

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File contains a letter from Edward Broome. His letter includes information about the activities and performances of the Toronto Oratorio Society and was sent to Logan to be published in the Toronto News.

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  • Box: MS-5-1, Box 3