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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.

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 First Baptist Church

File contains the program from the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia for an organ recital by Joseph Bonnet (December 17, 1920) and three copies of an advertising pamphlet for the concert.

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.

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 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.

Autograph of Mischa Elman

File contains an autographed program for a concert sponsored by the Halifax Community Concert Association at Capitol Theatre. Mischa Elman was accompanied by Carroll Hollister on the piano.

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.

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).

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975
Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

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

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

Nova Scotia Opera Association fonds

  • MS-5-4
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969
The fonds contains copies of programs for operas performed or hosted by the Nova Scotia Opera Association, as well as draft copies of those programs. It also contains business correspondence, annual reports and its notice of incorporation.

Nova Scotia Opera Association.

William Bruce Almon fonds

  • MS-3-15
  • Collection
  • [1935?]-1940
This fonds consists of correspondence from Arthur Winters of the Anglican Young People’s Association to Almon, and a Theatre Arts Guild rehearsal schedule. Some local theatre programs were also donated with the fonds which have been relocated to the MS 3 Reference materials.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

Financial statements and minutes for the Board of Directors

File contains records relating to the 1987-1988 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including financial statements and minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors. The file also includes correspondence and a program for a concert by the choir entitled "20th Century Choral Music of England and France," which took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 21, 1988. The file also includes a copy of their ticket control policy and records of choir fees for each member of the choir.

Minutes and other records of the Board of Directors

File consists of records for the 1993-1994 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including proposed programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, member lists, the Camerata newsletter, financial statements, reports, and minutes of Board meetings.

Correspondence and records from the Halifax Camerata Singers concert season

File consists of records for the 1994-1995 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, and member lists. The file includes records relating to the Camerata Singers CD project and a distribution agreement with Duckworth Distribution Limited/ Atlantica Music and Distribution Limited.

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.

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.

Brahms German requiem

File contains a program and advertisement for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, in collaboration with the First Baptist Church Choir, directed by David MacDonald; Georgian Singers of Halifax, directed by Dr. Walter Kemp; Halifax Camerata Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey; and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also contains a translation for the text of Brahms' German Requiem, Op. 45 and two newspaper reviews of the concert. The concert also included a performance of Peter Lieberson's Viola Concerto No. 1, featuring Steven Dann as the soloist.

Handel's Messiah

File contains two programs for two performance of Handel's Messiah by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The concerts took place at the First United Church in Truro, Nova Scotia and at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper review of the concert.

Saint Cecilia concert series : fifth anniversary gala concert

File contains a program for a concert featuring the Halifax Camerata Singers, Linda Verbier, David Murray, Pamela MacDonald, the Niagara Brass Ensemble, George Maxmann, Scott MacMillan, and Olga Milosevich. The concert included the world premiere of "The Three that Seek My Heart" by Scott MacMillan. The file also includes an account of tickets sold by the Halifax Camerata Singers for the concert and two newspaper clippings. The concert celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Saint Cecilia concert series in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stars on the hill

File contains newspaper clippings, maps, schedules, and a program for Stars on the Hill, an event celebrating 5 years of public broadcasting in the Maritimes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The events included a performance of an excerpt from Scott Macmillan's "Celtic Mass for the Sea" performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers with Jeff Joudrey conducting. The file also includes Bertrum MacDonald's name tag from the performance and a copy of the sheet music for "Open Your Heart".

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.

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.

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.
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