Festival of Music, First Presbyterian Church, May 17, 1915


Concert program for the First Presbyterian Church Festival of Music, held on May 17, 18 and 19, 1915. It was presented by the combined choruses of the Presbyterian Senior Chorus and the Portland Oratorio Society, numbering over 100 voices. There was also a smaller women's chorus of twenty voices, The Lotus Ladies Chorus, a men's chorus of twenty-seven voices, the Aeolian Male Chorus, and several soloists. The conductor was Joseph A. Finley. Mr. Robert Millard played the flute, Mr. Walter Bacon the violin, Mrs. Adelbert Van Brakle and Miss Maud Gesner were pianists, and Mr. Edgar E. Coursen was the organist. On May 17, the Lotus Ladies Chorus and various soloists performed songs by Denza, Smart, Harker and others, and the chorus performed a cantata for women's voices, Rene's Daughter, by Henry Smart. On May 18, a miscellaneous program by large mixed chorus, various soloists, and the Aeolian Male Chorus performed works by Strauss, Mendelssohn, Mozart and other composers. The festival culminated on May 19 with a performance by the Festival Chorus of the oratorio "The Creation" by Joseph Haydn.

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