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Theatre Reference Collection Halifax Regional Municipality (N.S.) Musicians
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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.

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.).

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

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 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.

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

A Nocturne : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in F Major entitled "A Nocturne," including the score and a separate typed sheet with the poem in English and French, also written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Come unto me : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a solo voice and piano composition in D Major by Molly MacDonald of the MacDonald Music Co. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She published her music under the pseudonym of "Elza Doun."

Lover's meeting : [lyrics]

Item is the lyrics for a song by Edith J. Archibald entitled "Lover's Meeting," which was written at her house on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The music is not included. The lyrics are typed with edits added in pen.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Going West : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in G Major entitled "Going West." The text for the song was written by Rev. Mrs. Ross(?) of Hamilton, Ontario.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Exiled : a Serbian lament : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of Edith J. Archibald's song for solo voice and piano in C Major entitled "Exiled: A Serbian Lament." A separate author for the lyrics is not indicated, so they are likely also written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

The town is decked flags today : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of the third verse of an untitled song that begins "The town is decked flags today." The song is for solo voice and piano accompaniment in d minor. The first two verse of the song are missing. The author of the text is not indicated, but may have also been written by Archibald.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

In Flanders Fields : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of "In Flanders Fields" by Edith J. Archibald, which sets the words of the poem of the same name by Colonel John McCrae. The piece is for solo voice and piano in F Major and was written at Archibald's home on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The piece is 5 pages long with extra blank pages.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

God bless our Canada : A national anthem : [choral score]

File contains the sheet music for Edith J. Archibald's "God Bless Our Canada" and a manuscript version of the English lyrics for the anthem by Archibald. The song is written in F Major for four-voice chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) and piano with lyrics in English and French.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Crimson stain : [poster]

File contains three copies of a poster for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Nova Voce, Nova Scotia's provincial men's choir, and Shimon Walt on cello. The concerts featured the world premiere of "Crimson Stain" by Larry Nickel and took place at the Knox United Church in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia and the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Let our spirits soar : the voices of our past : [poster]

File contains three copies of a poster for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Sirens (Kelsea McLean, artistic director). They performed at the Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I remember : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, which took place at the Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Earth songs : [poster]

File contains a copy of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, which took place at St. Patrick's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Requiem for peace : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, which took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

We remember : [poster]

File contains three copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Xara Young Women's Choir, Nova Voce, and Halifax Girls Honour Choir. The concert took place at St. Patrick's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Psalmo with guests : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Andrew Pickett, Shawn Whynot, Ellen Gibling, D'Arcy Gray, and singers of the Camerata Youth Mentoring Program. The concert took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A requiem for peace with Jeff Reilly : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Jeff Reilly on bass clarinet at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the St. James United Church in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Baltic landscapes : [poster]

File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers at Acadia University's Manning Memorial Chapel in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and Saint Patrick's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Songs and dances : music in motion : [poster]

File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with their Youth Mentoring Program. The concert was a benefit for the St. Patrick's Church Restoration Society and was held at St. Patrick's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Madonna : songs of Mary : [poster]

File contains a poster for a concert by the Camerata Xara Young Women's Choir in collaboration with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Ellen Gibling on harp. The concert was held at St. Patrick's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Solace : songs of remembrance : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for the concert and CD launch of Solace: Songs of Remembrance, "a tribute to loved ones no longer among us," by the Halifax Camerata Singers. The concert was held at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sing freedom : exploring and celebrating music of African Heritage : [poster]

File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Linda Carvery, Bruce Phillips, and Doug Dean. The concert was in support of St. George's YouthNet Outreach and St. Patrick's-Alexandra School Music Department. It was held at St. Matthew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sing a jubilant song with Soundtrax : [poster]

File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with Soundtrax. The concert was a fundraiser for Phoenix Youth Programs and was held at the Bethany United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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