Concert program for a recital by Hall Johnson Choir as part of the Paramount Concert Series. The choir sang spirituals and early America folk songs. Hall Johnson was one of several composers who elevated the African American spiritual to an art form. His choir became well known for its participation in the Broadway and film adaptation of Marc Connelly's The Green Pastures.
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PARAMOUNT CONCERT SERIES SEASON 1937-1938 PROGRAM WILLIAM B. McCURDY PRESENTS HALL JOHNSON CHOIR IN RECITAL PARAMOUNT THEATRE TUESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 19, 1937 The New RIVOLI Gets the laugh hit of the Season GEORGE ABBOTT'S Latest Broadway Stage Success "Room Service" A Comedy in Three Hilarious Acts Thursday, Friday, Saturday November 11, 12, 13 MAIL ORDERS NOW TO THE RIVOLI THEATRE Prices: Nights, 55c to $2.75 Matinee Saturday, 55c to $1.65 CAKES COOKIES BREAD and ROLLS COFFEE CAKE 1725 N. E. Broadway and 4018 N. E. Broadway TUESDAY EVENING—OCTOBER 19, 1937 WILLIAM B. McCURDY Presents THE HALL JOHNSON CHOIR IN RECITAL HALL JOHNSON, Conductor Jester Hairston, Assistant Conductor Helen Gorham, Northwest Representative. A FINNY TALE Down among the briny bubbles, little fishes swim, While mermaids comb their seawood and manicure their fins. The whales are busy spouting that their lives are not a cinch. Crustaceons go on crabbing 'cause they've got into a pinch. The clams are very close-mouthed, it is a family trait, Octopussys are meowing 'cause their lives are only eight. But down around Town Tavern, Things are not that way. The seafood reigns supreme, And holds one in its sway. The shrimp is in his glory, The eel is at his best. Perriwinkles are delicious, As well as all the rest. Here everyone is happy, You, the fish and we. Perhaps the secret lies In our kinship to the sea. NINTH at STARK PITTOCK BLOCK PK TOWN TAVERN Paramount Concerts ALBERT FINKELSTEIN Division Manager Hamrick-Evergreen Theatres H. B. SOBOTTKA Manager Paramount Theatre GERALD G. ACKLEN Programs EILEEN YEREX Personal Service Department Box Office Staff KATHERINE SIRIANNI MARGARET ALLEN CHATTER The Hall Johnson Choir is the culmination of a lifelong dream of a brilliant young negro whose childhood memories were filled to overflowing with snatches of negro folk songs and spirituals sung by his grandmother. When the Pulitzer prize-winning play, "The Green Pastures," was being cast, Hall Johnson was asked to arrange the musical score and to include a select group of voices from his choir in the company. Sixty members were chosen, and during the five years that "The Green Pastures" was presented on Broadway and on tour through the United States and Canada, the Hall Johnson Choir formed an important part of the cast. We have had many inquiries about stage plays and the possibility of ever bringing any more great shows to Portland. For some time we have had to say that the future looked dark. Nothing seemed to offer any encouragement. The conditions seemed to make it impossible to even think of having more than an occasional roadshow once every year or so. The 1937-38 season looks more promising. (Continued on Page 6) The Wm. F. Christensen BALLET SCHOOL NOW OPEN Wm. F. Christensen, director Associate Teachers Robert Irwin- Natalie Lauterstein Ballet Technique, Character. Adagio Classes for Babies. 4 to 6 Years. FOR INFORMATION CALL Studios, Selling-Hirsch Bids—AT 8944 Lauren B. Sykes A. A. Q. O. Organist and Choral Conductor Piano and Organ Instruction Organist-Choirmaster Hinson Memorial Baptist Church Portland, Oregon Faturos & Green The newest in men's clothes The New FALL SUITS & TOPCOATS Now on Display See Our Windows ENROLL NOW in the largest Pacific Northwest School of Music and Arts ELLISON-WHITE CONSERVATORY ARIEL RUBSTEIN, Director A school for students, laymen, beginners and artists Certificates and Diplomas A Faculty of Great Artists and Teachers PIANO: Ariel Rubstein, Dorothy Gorbovitzky, Lela Slater. Frances Mulkey, Marjorie Logan, Molly Dubinsky. VIOLIN: Nathan Abas, Mary Schultz. VOICE: Nikola Zan, Alice Bogardus. THEORY: Rouen Faith. MUSIC HISTORY: Hilmar Grondahl. DANCE: Marcell Renoux. DRAMA: Portland Civic Theatre School, Larrae Haydon, executive director. MUSICAL KINDERGARTEN: Frances Mulkey, principal. ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS: Flute, Robert Millard; Oboe, Mary Coin Fisher ; Clarinet, A. Owen Sanders ; Saxophone, Al Phillips ; Bassoon, S. K. Fisher, Jr.; Trumpet, C. Ashley Cook ; Trombone, Vernon Leathers; Percussion, J. Amato. MODERATE TUITION FEES For particulars call or write Elsie K. Bogardus, Registrar N.E. 10th and Weidler Streets, Portland, Oregon TRinity 1218 BRoadway 5511—NEW RED TOP CABS—BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM I. Ride On, Jesus. The Blind Man Stood on the Road and Cried. Cert'ny Lord. My God Is So High. PROGRAM (Continued) Ask for numbers on this program Music Room, Public Library This Dainty Little J. & C. FISCHER Established 1840 Compact design, only 3 feet 1 inch high, taking hardly more space than a dainty table or cabinet. Tone and Action like a Baby Grand LESLIE HOWARD at the FISCHER $325 Easy terms and allowance on all old pianos in exchange. TALLMAN PIANO STORES 329 S. W. Alder PORTLAND. ORE. 469 State Street SALEM, ORE. TASCHEREAU Teacher of Singing 806 Studio Bids. 10th and Taylor Studio Ph. BE. 4760 House Ph. TR. 9491 Pupil of S'gnor Francesco D'Auria Musical Director to Adelina Patti and Teacher of the Famous Metropolitan Opera Singer Del Puente CHATTER (Continued from Page 4) Only one week is left to purchase tickets for Yehudi Menuhin's violin concert, which will be presented at the Paramount Theatre, Wednesday evening, October 27. Tickets have been going rapidly. The sale will be at the J. K. Gill Company box office until 5 o'clock on the evening of the concert, and then will be moved to the Paramount Theatre at 6:30. So great was the crowd of disappointed concert-goers who were too late to get tickets for MENUHIN'S San Francisco concerts on September 30 and October 3, that Peter Conley, manager of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and concert impresario, immediately engaged Menuhin for a repeat concert next June. Already the tickets for that concert are more than two-thirds gone. During the two years that young MENUHIN has been in retirement, he has gone through much music, looking for concert material among contemporary works and among neglected classics. He prefers to work from urtexts (first print of a piece during its composer's lifetime) and has now an immense collection of these, including the complete collection of Bach urtext editions, probably the only such collection in America. Another of his treasures is the only original score in the world of Paganini's D major concerto, whose second and third movement he restored to the concert platform. A recent issue of the Oregonian carried an interview of GLADYS SWARTHOUT by Herbert Larson, who has been visiting the various motion picture studios in Hollywood to get the "low-down" on the business of making the movies. Miss Swarthout, who is to appear (Continued on Page 8) Herme' Hats Personal Designing Remodeling Moderate Prices 207 Central Bldg. Tenth and Alder Telephone BEacon 2445 HERMIA B. 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The return of Willem Van Hoog-straten, conductor of the PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA reminds us that the Symphony Society will open its twenty-seventh season of concerts on Monday evening, November 15. We were glad to hear that HENRY DUFFY, whose excellent dramatic stock companies furnished the stage plays for the Pacific Coast cities several years ago, has opened the EL CAPITAN COLLEGE OF THE THEATRE in Los Angeles. (Continued on Page 10) Your next suit hand-tailored by JOHN NOCE Portland's most complete stock of fine woolens 613 S. W. Washington, near Ninth MRS. SAMUEL F. OWEN Accredited Teacher of VOICE Teacher of Mora Pouiee, San Francisco Opera Clara Riemann, Soloist. 611 Mdegley-Tichener Bldg. BEdcon 0780 Oswego 243 Knitwear that radiates Individuality 730 S. W. Morrison ALL PORTLAND IS WAITING FOR Yehudi Menuhin Genius of the Violin In Recital at the Paramount Theatre Wednesday Evening, October 27 BUY SEATS NOW Before It's Too Late Box Office at The J. K. Gill Co. SHEET MUSIC SERVICE, INC. Complete educational music service, including band and orchestra music 618 S. W. Park Portland, Oregon Maud McCawley, Manager CERTIFIED MASTER VIOLIN MAKER Expert repairing . . Finest Bow repairing . . Violins, Bows, Strings and Accessories RUDOLF F. SCHMOLL Sixth and Washington 501 Raleigh Bldg. ATwater 1813 BRoadway 5511—NEW RED TOP CABS—BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) III. (Secular Songs) Carry Me Back To Old Virginny. I'm A Eas'man. I Jes' Can't Stay Here By Myself St. James Infirmary Blues. intermission PROGRAM (Continued) BRoadway 5511—NEW RED TOP CABS—BRoadway 5511 MRS. HOLMES BUSINESS SCHOOL Individual Instruction Eighth Floor Studio Building Rapid Advancement BEacon 7745 BRANDON STUDIOS 301 Studio Building Individual Instruction Enroll Now COURSES Drama Music Dance Radio Exercises for Grace Poise Charm Public and Conversational Speaking Coaching for Plays and Monologues Instructor, Broadway, N. Y., Training Day or Evening Appointments CHATTER (Continued from Page 8) Marcel Dupre's daughter, Marguerite, will play the piano in a recital of piano and organ music at the Auditorium, on Sunday afternoon, November 7. DUPRE composed the selection to be played throughout the entire American tour of the organ virtuoso, who played for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Lauren B. Sykes, Portland organist and promoter of organ recitals in the Rose City, says that DUPRE is the "worlds' greatest organist." No one can dispute Dupre's supremacy in the organ field. He is organist of St. Sulpice in Paris, Grand Prix de Rome, Officier de la Legion d'Honneur, Professor of Organ at the Parish National Conservatory, and at the Paris Ecole Nor-male de Musique. Without exception, no organist of this generation has created such a sensation as Marcel Dupre." The latest George Abbott success, "ROOM SERVICE," is scheduled for four performances at the RIVOLI THEATRE beginning on Armistice Day. The RIVOLI will suspend its regular combination movie and vaudeville policy for three days in order to give Port-landers an opportunity to see this great laugh hit. (Continued on Page 11) Now Begins the Season for . . . Dinner Gowns and Hats But, never have they been presented in such glamorous editions as this season— KOFELDT Studio of BALLROOM DANCING N. E. 22d and Thompson Class and Private Instruction for Adults, Hi School Students and Children For Information Call MU 3006—TR 8708 PRIVATE LESSONS DAILY Red Seal Records All the leading albums in Victor, Columbia and Brunswick, together with excellent service. Make Gill's your record headquarters. The J. K. Gill Co. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark CHATTER Billy Rose's "SHOW OF SHOWS" is coming to the Portland Municipal Auditorium for Thursday and Friday nights, November 18 and 19. Other New York productions that appear to be headed for Portland are "TONIGHT AT 8:30," "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU," "ZIEG FIELD FOLLIES," HELEN HAYES in "VICTORIA REGINA" and MAURICE EVANS in "RICHARD II." "ROOM SERVICE" is the third Broadway comedy success that George Abbott has sent from New York to Portland in the last three years. Practically all the actors in the companv coming to the RIVOLI have enviable Broadway records. Robert Williams was lauded on Broadway for his performance in "Excursion" immediately prior to accepting his present role. He was also a leading player in "Bury the Dead," in New York. Joseph Greenwald played the entire run of "Abie's Irish Rose," and has been starred in New York. He is also known from Coast to Coast for his radio work on the "Potash and Perlmutter" and the "House of Glass" program. Marshall Bradford played the lead in "Broadway," and has an enviable reputation in concert and oratorio work as well as in light and comic opera. Michael Delma-toff came to this country with the "Chauva Sourie" and has been in "The Miracle." "Wonderbar" and the George White Scandals. Nat Cantor has been a headliner in vaudeville for many years. Herbert Treite has played important parts with Walter Hampden and Margaret Anglin. Russell Morrison has supported John Barrvmore in "Hamlet" and "Richard III." and Lionel Barrymore in "Macbeth"; (Continued on Page 13) OF OUR NEW 3-FLOOR STORE FOR MEN You, Sir, busy and pressed for time as you are, and you, Madame, beginning- to be Christmas-minded . . . judge for yourself our convenient new Men's Store . . . main floor, mezzanine and second floor. Easy to get at, quick for shopping- . . . and stocked to the shelf tops with what you want! MISS FLACK'S FRENCH CHOCOLATES 1109S. W. Morrison, ai the Playhouse BEacon 1515 Henry Berger, Jr. Studio of Photography 715 S. W. 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Ascher Smith, the stage manager, was stage manager of the New York Company of "Three Men On a Horse" and nine other George Abbott productions. "SHOW OF SHOWS," which comes to the AUDITORIUM in November, is an amalgamation of the high spots from the shows created and produced by Billy Rose in the last six years. It is the cream skimmed from the thick, rich milk of these productions. It is a summary of his career as a theatrical producer, a new idea in revues. From the CASINO de PAREE, first of the theatre night clubs, it borrows a parade of seductive beauties. From Billy Rose's Music Hall comes the whole amazing congress of performers from old vaudeville.. From Pioneer Palace comes the Six Tiny Rosebuds, and Lulu Bates, the coon-shouting "Lady Known as Lulu." From the first CASA MANANA REVUE at Forth Worth, Texas, in 1936, comes, "It Happened in Chicago," "The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful," and the medley of scenes and tunes and costumes in vogue when the World's Fair was held in St. Louis. From "AQUACADE" at the Great Lakes Exposition at Cleveland, Ohio, the past summer, comes Walter Dere Wahl, the comedian who wrestles indolently and con-vulsingly with an embicilic stooge. The Frazee Sisters come from the same organization. Contributions from the second "CASA MANANA 'BEST SELLERS' REVUE" at Fort Worth, the past summer are "Oriental Yogi," the breath - taking Stuart Morgan Dancers and the stirring patriotic finale, "It Can't Happen Here." The musical circus from the New York Hippodrome gives the first act finale for "SHOW OF SHOWS." Bates Motor Ramp Garage West Park and Taylor Portland's Finest Parking Place ferdinand sorenson Instruction Violin—Cello Trumpet—Trombone String Quartet—Orchestra Walnut 6978 315 Fine Arts Bldg. 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