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Fonds F0051 - Excelsior Glee Party fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0051
Excelsior Glee Party fonds.
- 1929-1951 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
13 cm of textual records.
Name of creator
Organized in 1929 by conductor Glyndwr Jones, the Excelsior Glee Party was a male chorus which entertained Calgary and district audiences from its inception until 1941, when it was disbanded during World War II. Reorganized under the leadership of Frederick L. Newnham in 1947, the chorus, in addition to regular musical concerts, presented a series of radio broadcasts in 1948. F. L. Newnham was followed as conductor by Cyril S. Mossop in 1949.
Donated by Evelyn de Mille in 1982.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, concert programs, newsclippings of articles about the chorus, financial records, chorus constitution and photographs.
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No restrictions on access.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
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File level inventory available at repository.
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