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Maunder’s cantata, “Penitence, Pardon, and Peace,” was given at Warehouse Point, Conn., December 11th by the choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Mr. Hubert Patton has been placed in charge of the violin department recently added to Association Institute of the Detroit Y. M. C. A.

The Faculty of the Music Department of the Montana Agricultural College gave a recital December 2d. Miss Josephine Cook, soprano; Miss Mildred Landon, pianist; Mr. A. H. Currier, baritone, and Mr. F. A. Oliver, pianist, took part.

The second annual music festival of the Sioux Falls Choral Society, 100 voices, was given December 15th and 16th. Three performances, Haydn’s “Creation,” a Matinee Concert, and “The Messiah,” made up the festival. Mr. William W. Norton conducted and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra furnished the accompaniments.

A Christmas Festival was given by the Normal Choral Club, Potsdam, N. Y., December 19th and 20th. The program consisted of a concert by Blaisdell’s String Quartet, and “The Messiah,” conducted by Miss Julia E. Crane.

A vocal recital was given in the Presser Recital Hall, December 28th, by pupils of Mr. J. Henry Kowalski, formerly of Chicago. Mr. Kowalski will open a studio in Philadelphia, making that city his home.

The first concert of the present season by the Chicago Madrigal Club, Mr. D. A. Clippinger, conductor was given December 13th in the Music Hall of the Fine Arts Building. Among the assisting artists was Mr. Emil Liebling.

Mr. F. J. Strahm, of Nashville, Tenn., gave a recital at Soule College, Murfreesboro, December 15th.

Dr. Henry G. Hanchett gave his interesting lecture recital, “A Life Story in Tones,” Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man,” translated into music, at the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, January 12th.

A recital, one of a series of “Students’ Occasionals,” was given at the residence studio of J. Warren Andrews, New York City, December 29th. Miss Louise F. Thayer, daughter of Eugene Thayer, the noted organist, now deceased, rendered the program. She also read a number of reminiscences from Dr. Thayer’s diary.

The Brockton, Mass., Choral Society, gave the “Messiah,” December 20th, under the direction of Mr. Emil Mollenhauer.

Mr. Herve D. Wilkins gave an organ recital in the First Baptist Church, Rochester, N. Y., December 19th. The program was made up from works by modern organ composers.

A new organ built by George Kilgen & Sons, St. Louis, Mo., for the First Methodist Episcopal Church (South), Texarkana, Ark., was installed by Mr. Charles Galloway, of St. Louis, December 29th.

The second annual “Messiah” concert by the Choral Society of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Mr. J. L. Hjort, director, was given January 11th. The choir numbers 92 voices.

The Municipality of Porza, Switzerland, unanimously made Louis Lombard, of New York, the former director of the Utica Conservatory of Music, an honorary citizen, an honor rarely conferred by a Swiss municipality upon a foreigner.

The Second Bapist (sic) Church Choir, Chicago, Mr. Milon R. Harris, of Kimball Hall, director, gave “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” by Anderton, December last, and will give “The Daughter of Jairus,” by Stainer, as a “Praise Service” in February. The choir is composed of 60 voices, most of whom have been under Mr. Harris for seven years in choral class and choir.

Madame A. Pupin gave a concert in New York City January 11th. The first part, consisting of music by Bach, Mozart, and Paradisi, was played on a pianoforte made 110 years ago, the second, works by modern composers, on a piano with 22 octaves. The proceeds of the concert are to be devoted to Mme. Pupin’s plan to aid talented girls, without means, to secure a musical education.

Mr. Walter Spry will give a piano recital, February 7th, in Music Hall, Chicago, presenting works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and novelties by Edward Schuett, Walter Spry, and Josef Hofmann.

 

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