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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First Presbyterian Church Alder and Twelfth Streets, Portland, Oregon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings May 17, 18 and 19, 1915 8:15 o'clock Festival of Music Presented by the combined choruses of the Presbyterian Senior Chorus and the Portland Oratorio Society, numbering over 100 voices. JOSEPH A. FINLEY, Conductor MRS. JANE BURNS ALBERT, Soprano MISS MERLE WOODDY, Soprano MRS. M. GABRIEL-PULLIN, Soprano MRS. DELPHINE MARX, Contralto MISS MAYSIE FOSTER, Contralto MR. JOSEPH MULDER, Tenor MR. NORMAN HOOSE, Tenor MR. DOM ZAN, Baritone MR. MALDWYN EVANS, Baritone MR. ROBERT MILLARD, Flute MR. WALTER BACON, Violin MRS. ADELBERT VAN BRAKLE, Pianist MISS MAUD GESNER, Pianist MR. EDGAR E. COURSEN Organist Personel of the Festival Chorus SOPRANOS: Misses Georgia Bailey, Daisy Bevans, Claressa Candlish, Veada Downing, Ada Feely, Matilda Hedlund, Ruth Humphrey, Myrtle Keegan, Moss Kimmel, Helen Manchester, Addie McCullough, Nellie Munger, Georgia Murray, Agnes Plummer, Ella Phalen, Mae Rora-baugh, Edna C. Swiney, Pauline Schoelheimer, Jean C. Tait, Jessy Tiptaft, Ethel Wakeman, Violet Waller, Merle Wooddy, Ruby Zimmer, and Mesdames M. Bentail, Neal Brown, G. W. Bishop, C. E. Carlton, E. C. Frost, J. DeGoyer, L. B. Kinne, M. A. McPheron, George Penketh, D. M. Pertz, M. Pullin, M. A. Sullenberg, C. L. Warren, James Wykoff, Miss Lolita Grange. ALTOS: Misses Grace Blied, Evlyn Cornutt, Prudence Davis, Lillian Downing, Belle Ellwanger, Florence Hadlock, Katherine Kimmel, Mary Lepper, Edith Nelson, Irene Rippey, Ella Tibbets, Eleanor Weitman, Harriet Yarwood and Mesdames H. P. Bloxham, Delia J. Burt, Ula Darling, T. C. Lewis, Ida Reynolds, H. B. Saxton, Nelle Sawyers, Bertha Zimmerman. TENORS: B. W. Bowerman, J. D. Brace, A. Cruickshank, J. R. Dobson, Roy Hohberger, W. H. Holt, L. B. Kinne, G. E. Mann, D. D. Parks, Thos. Downing, F. S. Pepin, L. A. Pickett, . M. P. Richards, G. W. Walker, E. Walters, C. A. Williams, E. R. Williams, J. S. Wykoff. BASSOS: George F. Mackenzie, H. Carlson, J. W. Carlton, J. R. Darling, C. S. Higgins, T. Hoyt, William Jackson, P. Littler, E. A. Leisy, T. C. Lewis, Fr. Moore, H. Moore, N. C. Noren, N. E. Otis. E. Phillips. A. Roal, C. J. Wright, F. M. Wright, J. A. Wuest, M. Yoder, G. M. Vansant. Monday, May 17th at at 8:15 p. m. Program by the Lotus Ladies Chorus of Twenty Voices Lotus Ladies Chorus (Twenty Voices) FIRST SOPRANOS: Misses Mary Fryer, Veada Downing, Moss Kimmel, Merle Wooddy and Mesdames M. Gabriel-Pullin, Lenore Peterson. SECOND SOPRANOS : Misses Florence Fryer, Mary Lepper, Irene Rodda, Ella Phalen, Jessy Tiptaft. FIRST ALTOS: Misses Grace Blied, Evlyn Cornutt, Lillian Downing, Katherine Kimmel. SECOND ALTOS: Misses Maysie Foster, Edith Nelson, Isabelle Van Brakle and Mesdames Lora Dutcher, Bertha Zimmerman. PART ONE Miscellaneous program SOLOISTS MRS. DELPHINE MARX, Contralto DOM J. ZAN, Baritone ROBERT E. MILLARD, Flute MRS. ADELBERT VAN BRAKLE, Accompanist "May Morning" Denza Mrs. Marx. "Down in the Dewy Dell" Smart "A Canadian Boat-Song" Harker Chorus. Solo Selected Mr. Zan. "Hungarian Dance" Popp Mr. Millard. E. Trayle, Accompanist. "Come, Sweet MorningMatthews "Cobwebs" Smith-Lynes Chorus. Silver Offering. Monday, May 17th—continued PART TWO Cantata for Women's Voices Rene's Daughter Smart Lotus Ladies Chorus JOSEPH A. FINLEY, Conductor MISS MERLE WOODDY, Soprano MRS. M. GABRIEL PULLIN, Soprano MISS MAYSIE FOSTER, Contralto MRS. ADELBERT VAN BRAKLE, Accompanist Argument of King Rene's Daughter Iolanthe, daughter of King Rene, Count of Province, has been betrothed in infancy to the son of the Count of Vaudemont. Stricken with blindness when but a year old, she has been reared with all knowledge of the faculty of sight withheld from her. A leech or magician has promised to restore her sight, by means of an amulet he has given her, on condition that she is first informed of the missing sense; but the king has refused permission. Iolanthe's betrothed, wandering as a troubadour, lights upon her abode in the valley of Vaucluse. Without knowing her, for a territorial feud has kept their lives apart, the troubadour knight is enthralled by her beauty. He does not know that she is blind, and his words reveal to her the faculty of which she has been kept in ignorance; he thus unwittingly aids the magician's art, and Iolanthe is restored to sight. Overture Mrs. Van Brakle and Miss Grace Blied "Valley of Summer Flowers" Chorus "See How Gay the Valley Shines" Trio and Chorus Miss Wooddy, Mrs. Pullin, Miss Foster, Soloists. "There Is a Fair Maid Dwelling There" Duet and Chorus Mrs. Pullin and Miss Foster, Soloists. "From Her Bow'r" Recitative and Arietta Mrs. Pullin. "Who Hath Seen the Troubadour" Quartette Miss Wooddy, Mrs. Pullin, Miss Lillian Downing and Miss Foster. "The Spell Has Wrought" Scena and Chorus Mrs. Pullin and Miss Foster, Soloists. "White or Red" Solo Miss Wooddy. "What Magic in a Minstrel's Song Must Dwell" Recitatives Mrs. Pullin and Miss Foster. "Now Amulet and Spell" Trio Miss Wooddy, Mrs. Pullin, Miss Foster. "Sweet the Angelus Is Ringing" Duet and Chorus Mrs. Pullin and Miss Foster, Soloists. "Oh, What a Dawn" Recitative and Chorus Mrs. Pullin, Soloist. "Rene the King" Finale Miss Wooddy and Chorus. Tuesday, May 18th at 8:15 p. m. Miscellaneous Program by Large Mixed Chorus JOSEPH A. FINLEY, Conductor MRS. JANE BURNS ALBERT, Soprano JOSEPH P. MULDER, Tenor WALTER A. BACON, Violinist MISS MAUDE GESNER, Pianist Waltz Song—"In Praise of Song" Strauss Festival Chorus. "Du Bist Wie Eine Blume" Chadwick "Verborgenheit" Wolf Mr. Mulder. "How Lovely Are the Messengers," St. Paul Mendelssohn Festival Chorus. Silver Offering. "Chant Negre" (Walter Diamer) "Serenade" (Drigo-Auer) Mr. Bacon. "The Winds Are All Hushed" Emerson "Little Tommy Went A-Fishing" Macy Aeolian Male Chorus. "Yachting Glee" Culbertson "O, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose" Garrett Festival Chorus. "Bird of Love Divine" Haydn-Wood Mrs. Albert. "The Lost Chord" Sullivan-Brewer Festival Chorus. "I Hear a Thrush at Eve" Cadman "To You" Speaks "Sacrament" MacDarmid Mr. Mulder. "Gloria," Twelfth Mass Mozart Festival Chorus. Wednesday, May 19th at 8:15 p. m. "THE CREATION" Festival Chorus JOSEPH A. FINLEY, Conductor MRS. JANE BURNS ALBERT, Soprano NORMAN A. HOOSE, Tenor MALDWYN EVANS, Baritone EDGAR E. COURSEN, Organist "Representation of Chaos" Mr. Coursen "In the Beginning," Recitative Mr. Evans and Chorus "Now Vanish Before the Holy Beams," Aria Mr. Hoose "Despairing, Cursing Rage" Chorus "And God Made the Firmament," Recitative Mr. Evans "The Marvellous Work" Mrs. Albert and Chorus And God said: "Let the Waters," Recitative Mr. Evans "Rolling on Foaming Billows," Aria Mr. Evans "And God Said," Recitative Mrs. Albert "With Verdure Clad," Aria Mrs. Albert "And the Heavenly Host," Recitative Mr. Hoose "Awake, the Harp Chorus And God said: "Let There Be Light," Recitative Mr. Hoose "In Splendor Bright," Recitative Mr. Hoose Silver Offering. "The Heavens Are Telling Chorus And God said: "Let the Waters," Recitative Mrs. Albert "On Mighty Pens," Aria Mrs. Albert "And God Created Great Whales "And the Angels," Recitatives Mr. Evans "Most Beautiful Appear," Trio Mrs. Albert, Mr. Hoose, Mr. Evans "The Lord Is Great" Mrs. Albert, Mr. Hoose, Mr. Evans and Chorus And God said: "Let the Earth Bring Forth," Recitative Mr. Evans "Straight Opening Her Fertile Womb," Recitative Mr. Evans "Now Heaven in Fullest Glory Shone," Aria Mr. Evans "And God Created Man," Recitative Mr. Hoose "In Native Worth," Aria Mr. Hoose "And God Saw Everything that He Had Made," Recitative Mr. Evans "Achieved Is the Glorious Work" Chorus "On Thee Each Living Soul Awaits," Trio.Mrs. Albert, Mr. Hoose, Mr. Evans "Achieved Is the Glorious Work" Chorus "Introduction to Part Third" Mr. Coursen "In Rosy Mantle Appears," Recitative Mr. Hoose "By Thee with Bliss" Mrs. Albert, Mr. Evans and Chorus "Of Stars the Fairest" Mrs. Albert, Mr. Evans and Chorus "Our Duty We Have Now Performed," Recitative Mr. and Mrs. Evans "Graceful Consort," Duet Mrs. Albert and Mr. Hoose "O Happy Pair," Recitative Mr. Hoose "Sing the Lord Ye Voices All" Quartet and Chorus
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May 17, 1915