File contains a photograph of the Dalhousie band at a Dalhousie-Acadia football game on October 3rd, 1936. The photograph shows the following band members sitting on bleachers: Henry Reardon; Raqhael Wallace; Grodon Stoddard; John Morrison; Frank Morse; Leo Landerville; Alex Farquar; Lloyd Dalton; Nora Jamieson; Edgar Stewart; Clem Egan; Henry Gold; Jack Burley; Ralph Plummer; Ian Robb; McLeod; Bud McKenna; Fred Stiefel; Fred Danziger; J. Alexander Webster; Cameron Annear; George Baird; MacMillan; Jack Reynolds; John Hutton; Oliver Campbell; Roy Killam; Robert Levine; Stan McQueen; Henrik Tonning; Ed Harrington; Daniel Matheson; Zilpha Linkletter; Ben Dubilier; Carvel MacIntosh; Murray Feigenbaum; David Redmond; Selig Geller; John B. Baker; Glynn Fitch; Jean MacDonald; Marion Little; and Archie MacKenzie.
Item is a vocal score with the melody and lyrics for "La Paimpolaise" by the French singer-songwriter Théodore Botrel (1868-1925). The score and lyrics were handwritten by L. Coyteux Preouèl(?) in Ottawa on April 29, 1908.
File is a manuscript with three numbered pieces by Alfred La Liberté: "Pensée Tendre" (D-flat Major), dedicated to Katherine Sneed; "Prière (Choral)" (D Major), dedicated to Marcel Dupré; and "Dance-Song" (b minor).
Item is a photograph of Ellen Ballon's brother, Dr. David H. Ballon, speaking at the Montreal ceremony where he turned over the Ballon family home to the Canadian Jewish Congress for the duration of World War II to be used as a servicemen's hostel. Also included in the photograph are Group Captain R.A. Delahaye of the Royal Canadian Air Force; Mayor Adhemar Raynault of Montreal; Mrs. Rosalie (Lazarus) Phillips, the head of the Canadian Jewish Contress Women's Division; and Isidore Ballon, K.C.
Item is a photograph of Fiorello H. Laguardia, the Mayor of New York (1934-1945) , signing a scroll of greetings from the "Men in New York at the Stage Door Canteen" to the "Men of Canada." The "Men of Canada" refers to the Canadian service-men's center that opened in Ellen Ballon's family home in Montreal.
File contains correspondence and a certificate from the Secretary of the Board of Governors of McGill University regarding the proceeds from the Martlet Concert and Ball as well as Ellen Ballon's general support of the McGill music program.
File contains newspaper clippings that mention Ellen Ballon. Topics range from concert reviews, her favourite recipes, lifestyle, the death of her mother (Charlotte Ballon, nee Klein), and her contributions during the Second World War. One of the articles reports on her premiere performance in Rio de Janeiro of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.
File also includes a clipping about Ellen Ballon's agent, Andrew Schulhof, and a ticket for a performance at Plateau Hall in Montreal featuring Ellen Ballon performing Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto with the CBC Symphony Orchestra.
File contains a photograph of Douglas Clarke (Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill University from 1930 to 1955), Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James (Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University from 1939 until 1962), and an unknown man, standing in front of three microphones for radio stations: CKVL, CFCF, and CKAC. The photograph may have been taken at one of the concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McGill Conservatorium.
File contains a letter from Yehudi Menuhin to Ellon Ballon written on December 2, 1957. The letter concerns a performance by Ellen Ballon in Montreal. Item is accompanied by the Ritz Carlton Montreal envelope in which Ballon received the letter.
File contains a letter from Walter de Mouilpied to Ellen Ballon, written on September 30, 1952. The letter thanks Ballon for a performance she gave at an honorary dinner. Item is accompanied by the stamped envelope in which Ballon received the letter. The postage stamp has been removed from the envelope.
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.
File contains two copies of a poster for the Edmonton International Choral Festival, one of which is autographed by many of the performers in the Halifax Camerata Singers, the Rhapsody Quintet, the Chair of the Camerata Board, and the Manager. The Festival featured performances by Pro Choro Canada (Edmonton), Voces Noricae (Sweden), the Halifax Camerata Singers, and the Festival Choir.
File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the early music ensemble, Rejouissance. The concert included music by Bach, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Caldar, and Telemann, and was at the Motherhouse Chapel at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.
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.
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.
File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Rhapsody Quintet and Jeremy Webb, which took place at the Paul O'Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library.
File contains two copies of a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Maritime Brass Quintet and John Hancock (CBC Radio National Sports Host), which took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.
File contains a poster for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers performed in collaboration with the First Baptist Girls' Choir, The Maritime Brass, Shawn Whynot, and Michael Baker at the Presbyterian Church of St. David in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.