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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.).

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
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.

Ballon, Ellen

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

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

Anthony Pugh's research materials for program notes

Series contains research notes, drafts, and annotated copies of scores used and created by Anthony Pugh in the process of writing program notes for various classical music concerts in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Cambridge, England.

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 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 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.

Programmes

One program for a performance by Gillis, another for a performance by Reginald Goddino.

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.

Autographs and photographs of musicians and actors

Series contains autographs, autograph letters, and autographed photographs. The letters were purchased by John Daniel Logan and were predominantly written by composers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Jacques Offenbach. Many of the autographs are signed on concert programs, presumably from concerts that Logan attended. The photographs are of musicians and actors, including several of the English actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson, and were sent to or obtained by Logan for his personal collection and in his capacity as a music critic and journalist.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Autographs

Subseries contains autographs of musicians, some of which are on concert programs. These concert programs also frequently contain annotations by J.D. Logan about the music performed. Most of the autographs would have been obtained from the musician directly by John Daniel Logan, with the exception of the autograph of the American pianist and composer Louis Morceau Gottschalk (1829-1869) and that of the French operatic soprano Marie Rôze Mapleson (1846-1926).

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 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 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.

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.

Canadian music and theatre programs

Subseries contains programs from concerts that John Daniel Logan attended in Canada, excluding Nova Scotia, predominantly at venues in Toronto and Montreal. Many of the programs include annotations by Logan.

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.

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".
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