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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.

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.

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".

Research and program notes for composers B

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes pertaining to the following composers: Arthur Benjamin, Arnold Bax, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, Franz Berwald, Ernst Bloch, Max Bruch, Lennox Berkeley, Georges Bizet, Luigi Boccherini, Alexander Borodin, and Samuel Barber. The file includes the completed program (including Pugh's program notes) for a concert by the resident musicians of the University of New Brunswick (Arlene Nimmons Pach, piano; Joseph Pach, violin; Paul Campbell, violin; Paul Pulford, cello) on January 29, 1989 at Memorial Hall, UNB, presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the Universities of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas. The concert featured Bloch's "Three Nocturnes" for piano, cello, and violin.

Research and program notes pertaining to Bach's organ music

File contains drafts of program notes, research notes, and programs for concerts containing music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The file includes programs for performances at Schade's Restaurant (Fredericton, New Brunswick) and Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton, organ works performed by Jeffrey Campbell). The file also includes Pugh's ticket to a concert by Quartetto Gelato, presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the Universities of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas (March 27, 1994).

Research and program notes pertaining to Bach

File contains drafts of program notes, research notes, and programs for concerts containing music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The file is organized by type of music, including choral, instrumental, piano, solo violin and cello, concertos, and suites. Most of the program notes were written for concerts in Fredericton, with the exception of some notes from when Pugh was at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. The file includes programs for performances at Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton Chamber Players and Chamber Choir, directed by David Adams and Jeffrey Campbell); Wilmot United Church (Fredericton Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Hodgkinson); Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama (used for research, program notes not written by Pugh); and Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton Chamber Orchestra conducted by Harrison Roper). The file also includes longer essays on the Saint Matthew Passion by Pugh.

Program notes for Beethoven's string quartets

File contains program notes and programs for a series of concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet, resident musicians at the University of New Brunswick. The concerts featured Ludwig van Beethoven's string quartets and were presented by the Creative Arts Committee of UNB and Saint Thomas University.

Program notes for Beethoven's string quartets

File contains program notes and programs for a series of concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet, resident musicians at the University of New Brunswick. The concerts featured Ludwig van Beethoven's string quartets and were presented by the Creative Arts Committee of UNB and Saint Thomas University. The file also includes a program for a piano concert by Valerie Tryon (February 19, 1975) at The Fredericton Playhouse, presented by the Creative Arts Committee, which included Beethoven's Sonata in A major, op. 101.

Program notes pertaining to works by Beethoven

File contains program notes and programs for concerts containing music by Ludwig van Beethoven, including piano trios, piano quartets, piano sonatas, violin sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies. The file includes programs for performances by the Brunswick String Quartet and Vladimir Levtov (piano), which were presented by the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts Committee.

Research and program notes pertaining to Britten

File contains research notes, newspaper clippings, and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh concerning the music of Benjamin Britten. The file includes programs collected by Pugh for his research and programs that he contributed to. The file also includes the libretto from "Saint Nicholas: A Cantata."

Program notes pertaining to Bruckner

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh concerning music by Anton Bruckner. The file also includes a program from a performance by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (April 2, 1999) which featured Bruckner's "Te Deum" and Symphonie no. 9 (program notes by Violaine Anger).

Research and program notes for composers D to F

File contains drafts of program notes and research collected by Anthony Pugh (including programs) concerning music by the following composers: Ditters von Dittersdorf, Ernst von Dohnanyi, Franco Donatoni, Paul Dukas, Manuel de Falla, Benjamin Frankel, and Vincent d'Indy.

Research notes and programs pertaining to Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

File contains research notes by Anthony Pugh and three programs for performances of Claude Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" by the Orchestre National de France and Choeur de Radio France, the Canadian Opera Company, and at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Program notes pertaining to Fauré

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh about compositions by Gabriel Fauré, including his Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, op. 19; Fantasie for piano and orchestra, op. 111; Elegie in C minor, op. 24; Requiuem; Barcarolles; and the Dolly Suite, op. 56.

Program notes pertaining to Franck

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh about compositions by Cesar Franck. The file also includes a program for a concert by the Duo Pach (Joseph and Arlene Nimmons Pach), Paul Campbell, Jutta Puchhammer, Paul Pulford, and Heather Toews at the University of New Brunswick, presented by the UNB and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts committee. The program includes program notes by Anthony Pugh.

Research and program notes for composers G to L

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the following composers: Giovanni Gabrieli, Francesco Geminiani, George Gershwin, Alexander Glazounov, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Mikhail Glinka, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Josef Holbrooke, Arthur Honnegger, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Aram Khachaturian, Zoltan Kodaly, Édouard Lalo, Witold Lutoslawski, and Fritz Kreisler. As part of his research, Pugh analyzed music scores, and the annotated scores for Zoltan Kodaly's Cello Sonata, Op. 8 and Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question," are included in the file.

The file also includes two programs for which Pugh wrote program notes: a concert presented by University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts society, "I Musici de Montreal" with Yuli Turovsky, conductor and cellist; and a Creative Arts concert by the resident musicians of UNB (January 29, 1989). Two other programs from concerts by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society are included as they were part of his research. The file also includes a letter to Anthony Pugh from "Don" (dated August 25, 1957 from Keele, England), which includes information on Hindemith.

Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and programs from concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet at the University of New Brunswick.

Research and program notes pertaining to Ravel

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Maurice Ravel, as well as a complete program from a concert at the Fredericton Playhouse (with notes by Pugh) and a program from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which was used in Pugh's research.

Research and program notes for composers S

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by the following composers: Arnold Schonberg, Jan Pieterszn Sweelinck, Alexander Scriabin, Bedřich Smetana, Johann Strauss, and Franz von Suppé. The file also contains two programs from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society and one from the Maine Center for the Arts, used in Pugh's research; and a complete program for a concert by Duo New Brunswick at the University of New Brunswick, with program notes by Anthony Pugh.

Research and program notes pertaining to Scarlatti

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Domenico Scarlatti. The file includes Pugh's chronological analysis of Scarlatti's extant sonatas, annotated copies of the incipits for the sonatas, and correspondence with P. Joan Hymans of the British Broadcasting Corporation about the numbering of the Scarlatti sonatas.

Research and program notes pertaining to Schubert

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Schubert, and programs that Pugh either contributed to or used in his research. Complete programs included in the file are from the Royal Festival Hall, London, England, and the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts committee.

Research and program notes pertaining to Schumann

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Robert Schumann, as well as complete programs from concerts presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University (for which Pugh regularly wrote program notes). The file also contains a program from a concert produced by Jeanine Roze, which Pugh used for his research.

Research and program notes pertaining to Shostakovich

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Dmitri Shostakovich. The file also includes two programs that Pugh used in his research from the Edinburgh International Festival and Saison Musicale de Radio France. Included in his research notes are handwritten excerpts by Pugh from various pieces by Shostakovich.

Research and program notes pertaining to Stravinsky

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research materials concerning the music of Igor Stravinsky. The file includes three programs, as part of Pugh's research material, from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and Edinburgh International Festival.

Research and program notes pertaining to Verdi

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of Giuseppi Verdi. The file also contains programs used in his research from the University of Bristol, Glyndebourne Festival, and the Hippodrome in Bristol. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the Glyndebourne Opera Company's production of "Falstaff" by Giuseppi Verdi.

Research and program notes pertaining to Canadian composers

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research material pertaining works by the following composers: Violet Archer, Wolfgang Bottenberg, Derek Healey, Francis Chaplin, Irving Glick, Jacques Hetu, Bruce Mather, Rodolphe Mathieu, Roger Matton, Pierre Mercure, Michael Miller, Francois Morel, Oskar Morawetz, Clermont Pepin, Andre Prevost, Godfrey Ridout, R. Murray Schafer, Robert Turner, Richard Gibson, Ann Southam, Healey Willan, F.R.C. Clarke, Alasdair MacLean, and Janis Kalnins. The file also includes programs from concerts at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, and correspondence sent to the board members for the Summer Chamber Music Festival at UNB.

Research and program notes for various composers

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the works of Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccola Porpora, Joseph Haydn, Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Jean Sibelius. The file also contains programs used in his research, including those from the Biggar Music Club, Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (includes program notes by Pugh).

Programs and posters for concerts by Ellen Ballon

File contains a program for The Town Hall concert series in New York where Ellen Ballon performed February 13, 1943; a program from the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Izler Solomon, with whom Ballon performed March 20, 1944; and a poster advertising Ellen Ballon, by her personal representative, Andrew Schulhof.

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.

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.

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.

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

Autograph of Amelita Galli-Curci

File contains an autographed program for a concert by the Italian coloratura soprano Amelita Galli-Curci. In addition to her signature, there are several annotations in pencil for each piece on the program by J.D. Logan.

Autograph of Frieda Hempel

File contains an autographed program by the soprano Frieda Hempel. The program is for a concert that she gave with the Harvard Glee Club, conducted by Dr. Archibald T. Davison. The program includes pencil annotations by J.D. Logan. File also contains Logan's ticket stub from the concert.

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.

Music and theatre programs

Series contains programs from concerts and theatre productions that John Daniel Logan attended. Most of the programs are from Halifax groups, but others include operatic and orchestral performances in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, New York, and Boston. Series also includes pamphlets about various performers.

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 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 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.
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