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Anthony Pugh fonds

  • MS-2-26
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 2004
Fonds consists of Anthony Pugh's research notes, program notes, annotated sheet music, and performance programs used in his work as a program note writer.

Pugh, Anthony

Autograph of F.H. Torrington

File contains a booklet entitled "Tributes to F.H. Torrington," signed by Frederick Herbert Torrington (founder and conductor of various Toronto festivals, orchestras, choruses, and the Toronto College of Music). The booklet contains reprints of newspaper articles written about Torrington, a list of festivals in Toronto directed by Torrington, and a partial list of works performed in Toronto under his direction.

Programs from the Academy of Music

File contains programs for performances by the Russian pianist Mark Hambourg (October 2, 1911); American soprano Victorina Hayes; Canadian bass baritone Edmund Burke; American tenor Allen McQuhae; and the Pictou County Philharmonic Society, directed by George M. McDonald and assisted by Suzanne Kenyon (February 15, 1924).

Programs from the Auditorium

File contains two programs from concerts given at the Auditorium on Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The programs are for a "Weekly Twilight Recital" given by the New Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph (April 30, 1920); and Frances Pelton Jones (harpsichord) and Rose Seguin (soprano), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club (September 24, 1919) (3 copies).

Programs from the Halifax Conservatory of Music

File contains programs for the following: a recital by Ernest Leslie Schofield, baritone with Harry Dean, piano (October 6, 1925); "The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Luke," conducted by Harry Dean and presented by the Alumni Society (December 18, 1924); a lecture-recital by George M. McDonald, baritone, and Harry Dean, piano (October 4, 1921); and a pianoforte recital by Reginald Stewart, assisted by Luther Dickens Mott, bass-baritone, and Harry Dean, piano.

Programs from the Halifax Ladies Musical Club

File contains two programs with performances by members of the Halifax Ladies Musical Club: "An Evening with Canadian Creative Composers" with a lecture by Dr. J.D. Logan (November 1, 1921) and a "Debate" between the old masters and modern composers (November 21, 1922). File also contains two programs presented by the Club, for performances by the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone and Boris Hambourg) (November 28, 1924) and the Hambourg Trio (Greza de Kresz, Reginald Stewart, and Boris Hambourg) (January 11, 1924).

Programs from the Majestic Theatre

File contains musical and theatrical programs for performances by Florence Glossop-Harris company; The Dumbells; Halifax Choral Union and Conservatory Orchestra, directed by Ifan Williams; Boston English Opera Company; Martin Harvey and N. de Silva; F. James Carroll Players; Boston Symphony Ensemble, directed by Augusto Vannini; Madame Germaine Schnitzer and George M. McDonald, accompanied by Marjorie Payne; and the Halifax Philharmonic Society.

Programs from Hart House Theatre

File contains programs from recitals presented at the Hart House Theatre, including the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone, and Boris Hambourg); Bertram Forsyth (prose and poetry, assisted by Colin McPhee); Geza de Kresz (violin, with Norah Drewett on piano); and a Beethoven centenary commemoration presented by the Hart House String Quartet, Kilbourn String Quartet (Gustave Tinlot, Gerald Kunz, Samuel Belov, and Paul Kefer), and London String Quartet (James Levy, Thomas Petrie, H. Waldo Warner, and Warwick Evans).

Program from Massey Hall

File contains programs from concerts given at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario: Columbian Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Bruce with E.H. Painty on piano; the Mendelssohn Choir, conducted by A.S. Vogt; the Mendelssohn Choir, directed by H.A. Fricker; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frank S. Welsman with Margaret Huston (soprano); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Louise Homer (contralto); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Mischa Elman (violin); John McCormack (tenor) with Edwin Schneider (piano); and the Oratorio Society of Toronto, conducted by Edward Broome, with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nikolai Sokoloff.

File also contains a compilation of all of the programs from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 1911-1912 season, inscribed to John Daniel Logan. File also contains some newspaper clippings of concert reviews by "A.E.S.S."

Program from Nelson Hall

File contains two copies of a program for a recital given by Mrs. Chester MacDonald (soprano), Julius Silverman (violin), and Mrs. H.W. Dodwell (piano), presented by the Local Council of Women. The date of the recital has been revised from November 25, 1924 to December 9, 1924.

Programs from Orpheus Hall

File contains the program and texts from the songs of "The Flower Queen" or "The Coronation of the Rose: A Cantata in Two Acts" by George F. Root, which was presented at Orpheus Hall on September 13 and 14, 1887. The performances featured Miss. B. Lownds, Mr. King Pooley, Mr. C.J. Ross, Mr. J.R. Forbes, Miss. Taylor, Miss. E. Pickford, Miss. H. Gossip, Miss. E. Wier, Miss. B. Salter, Miss. M. Partridge, Miss. Forbes, Miss. G. Taylor, Miss. Ward, Miss. G. Smithers, and Miss. A. Nichols.

Programs from the School for the Blind

File contains programs for the following recitals presented at the Halifax School for the Blind: Michel Sciapiro (violin), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club; Mildred Dilling (harp), with Rose E. Seguin (soprano) and orchestra (conducted by L. Dorothea Webb); and an organ and vocal recital with unknown performers.

Program from St. Mary's Cathedral

File contains two copies of a program for an organ and choral recital at St. Mary's Cathedral by the church organist, Edwin C. Helsby, and choir, directed by Rev. Gerald B. Phelan.

Program from Truro Cathedral

File contains a program for the carol service given at the Truro Cathedral on Holy Innocents Day (December 28, 1910), as arranged by the late Archbishop Benson.

Program from the Universalist Church

File contains a program from a recital, "Gems from the Oratorios," given at the Universalist Church on Brunswick Street, Halifax by the church choir and various members of the congregation: J.A. Cumming, Miss. L. Collins, Mr. A. Penny, Mr. Ruffell, Mr. A.L. Smith, Mrs. T.L. Covey, Allan M. Reid, Mrs. S. Stead, Mrs. Croucher, Miss. Ouseley, Mr. Herbert Walker, Mrs. Covey, Mr. Abbott Cumming, and Mr. Alexander.

Program from the Toronto Conservatory of Music

File contains programs from concerts presented at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, including performances by the Flonzaley Quartet (Adolfo Betti, Alfred Pochon, Ugo Ara, Iwan D'Archambeau); Toronto String Quartette (Frank E. Blachford, Roland Roberts, F. Converse Smith, Frederic Nicolai); and Constance Martin (piano).

Program from the University of Toronto

File contains two copies of a program from the "Address to the Graduating Classes and Opening of the Organ" (June 6, 1912). The program includes an organ recital by Mr. F.A. Moure, bursar of the university, as well as the organ's specifications and a picture. The organ was built by Cassavant Freres of St. Hyacinth, Quebec.

Program from Windsor Hall

File contains a souvenir program for the debut recital of one of Boris Hambourg's students, Brahm Sand (cello), accompanied by Bluma Sand on piano.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Janet Leffeck fonds

  • MS-5-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995
Fonds is primarily comprised of artistic programs from musical and theatrical events held predominantly in Nova Scotia, specifically in the Halifax area. Fonds also includes some music school syllabi, event competition forms and regulations, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Leffek, Janet

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Halifax Camerata Singers fonds

  • MS-5-15
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 2017
Fonds consists of records created for and as a result of the performance activities of the Halifax Camerata Singers. Records include posters and programs from concerts\ and administrative and financial records from the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit society.

Halifax Camerata Singers

La gloria d'Italia

File contains a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers and two newspaper clippings of reviews of the concert.

Messiah

File contains a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Cantabile Singers of Truro, conducted by Georg Tintner with Jeff Joudrey as the choral director. The file also contains a newspaper clipping of a review of the concert.

Chichester Psalms

File contains a program, flyer, and two posters for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers. The file also includes newspaper clippings of reviews of the concert.

In concert

File contains a program and a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the First Baptist Girls' Choir of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Saint Cecilia concert series : the best of Bach

File contains a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, performed in collaboration with the Cantabile Singers of Truro, members of Symphony Nova Scotia and guest soloists (Lorraine Thompson, Susan MacKay, Nancy Chisling, Douglas Rose, Ray Grant, Sue Doran, Christopher Francis, David Loughead and Gordon Murray). The file also includes a pamphlet for the Saint Cecelia 1992-1993 concert series and a newspaper clipping of a review of the concert.

Handel's Messiah

File contains two programs for two performances of Handel's Messiah by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tinter, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The concerts took place at the DeCoste Entertainment Centre in Pictou, Nova Scotia and at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also contains two newspaper clippings of concert reviews.

CBC information morning

File contains the order of carols for Halifax Camerata Singers' performance on CBC Information Morning as part of a special program for raising supplies and funds for the Food Bank. Twenty out of twenty-five members of the choir were in attendance.

Canadian choral magic

File contains a program, two copies of a poster, blank door prize forms, and newspaper clippings of advertisements for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The concert featured sacred and secular choral music.

Handel's Messiah

File contains two copies of a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The programs also include flyers for upcoming concerts by Symphony Nova Scotia and the Halifax Camerata Singers.

Saint Cecilia concert series presents Halifax Camerata Singers

File contains two copies of a poster, newspaper clippings, and a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers as part of the Saint Cecilia concert series. The file also includes a pamphlet for the 1994-1995 concert series and a copy of "Camerata News" (Volume 3, no. 1), the Singers newsletter.

Handel's Messiah

File contains a program for a performance by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also contains two newspaper clippings advertising the concert.

Camerata by candlelight

File contains a program and outline of the event for a performance by the Halifax Camerata Singers in the Great Hall of the University Club at Dalhousie University. The file also contains a memorandum from Bertrum MacDonald to Jeff Joudrey with details about the venue.

Celtic mass for the sea

File contains a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, performed as part of the Centre Bras d'Or 10th Annual Festival of the Arts, presented by the University College of Cape Breton. The performance featured Scott MacMillan's "Celtic Mass for the Sea".

The Messiah

File contains a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the concert.

The glory of the Renaissance : music for choir and brass

File contains two programs for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Maritime Conservatory Faculty Brass Quintet. The concerts took place at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of an advertisement for the concert.

Saint Cecilia concert series : Elijah

File contains a program for the 1995-1996 Saint Cecilia concert series, which included a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah by the Halifax Camerata Singers, Cantabile Singers of Truro, Cape Breton Chorale, and Kings Chorale, conducted by Jeff Joudrey, with Symphony Nova Scotia at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation's magazine Chorus, and newspaper clippings advertising the concert.

Atlantic Canada sings

File contains a program and poster for a concert presented by the Confederation Centre for the Arts. The program included performances by the Christ Church Cathedral Trebles from Fredricton, New Brunswick, conducted by Jeffrey Campbell, and the Halifax Camerata Singers, conducted by Jeff Joudrey and accompanied by Diana Torbert.
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