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Figure Kellogg-Haines Singing Party Figure Figure REDPATH-SLAYTON Figure DELAVAN (WIS.) ENTERPRISE: The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party made their debut in a manner different from the usual musical organization, having more of the dramatic and operatic about their style. They quickly captured their audience and received hearty encores. Their program was a lengthy one, closing with a musical fantasy entitled Dolly Varden, in which many musical specialties, en costume, were introduced, and in which they were greeted with salvos of applause. THE EAST ST. LOUIS (ILL.) DAILY JOURNAL: The best ever was the verdict of all who had the pleasure of hearing the company Friday night. The Singing Party, as they style themselves, is composed of a mixed quartet of professional singers of exceptional merit. These artists constitute perhaps the most delightful quartet of entertainers ever heard in the Auditorium, and the costuming of the different characters was excellent. THE KEOKUK (IA.) GATE CITY: The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party in full costume gave selections from the beautiful opera Dolly Varden Tuesday evening. The costuming was rich and beautiful and was true to the style of the time in which the opera was written. Oh, for a love that loves forever, in which the four voices took part, was beautifully rendered, as were the eight other selections. The four singers are soloists of the first rank. Their voices blend together marvelously well and they are far superior to anything ever heard here at a Chautauqua or any other occasion. FORT SMITH (ARK.) NEWS RECORD: A large crowd was present at Chautauque last night and the program was of the highest order. The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party, which is composed of singers of great prominence, gave an excellent and entertaining musical program from the opera of Dainty Dolly Varden, and the large audience present gave evidence of its great appreciation of the selections rendered. THE DAILY REGISTER (NORRISTOWN, PA.): The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party rendered a most excellent program last evening in the Grand Opera House. Over one thousand people were present and gave evidence of their appreciation not only by their applause but by their good words at the close of the entertainment. Figure LAKE GENEVA (WIS.) NEWS: FIRST NUMBER A WINNER. Kellogg-Haines Singing Party Scores a Hit—Audience Well Pleased by Songs Well Rendered. A HIGH CLASS ENTERTAINMENT. One had only to hear the expressions of commendation by the people as they came out of the Association Hall last Friday night to judge of the entertainment given by the Kellogg-Haines Singing Party, which contributed the first number of the entertainment course for this winter. From their first appearance in Greeting to Spring, a quartet in which the whole company appeared, to the closing song of Dolly Varden, every number was good. The individual interpretation of the songs showed both a keen perception of the story and excellent musical talent. Every number on the program was warmly applauded, and each singer was called back repeatedly. The management of the course are to be congratulated on the excellence of the opening number, and it is safe to say that should the Kellogg-Haines Singing Party come here again they would be greeted by a full house. HOLLAND (MICH.) DAILY SENTINEL: A novel entertainment was enjoyed last evening by the patrons of the lecture course. The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party took the audience by storm. This quartet gave a program so varied and yet so connected by appropriate selection that the result was one of the most charming entertainments of the course. Each singer had mastered the technique of the art thoroughly, and there was a perfect unison of voice and time and gesture. Each selection was followed by loud applause and each song had to be repeated. Efforts were displayed in Scenes from Dolly Varden. A connected story could not of course be given through the medium of lyric ballad, but the required explanations were given on the program. The costumes in this scene were very beautiful. The old English peruke of powdered hair, the satin waist coat of frills and flounces that all are familiar with through their knowledge of old English novels, were faithfully reproduced in the costumes of the gentlemen, while the lady singers wore the charming dress that has stared at us from many a page of Scott and Dickens. The scenes from Dolly Varden did not pretend to rise to the dignity of comic opera, but there was sufficient thought action in the scenes to make the theme perfectly intelligible. The bold lover and bashful rustic maiden, the sly twinkle in whose eye shows that she is not so bashful after all, were charmingly described. The Kellogg-Haines Singing Party. Figure THE Kellog-Haines Singing Party was organized three years ago to fill a long felt Lyceum want. The cry for something new, something different was heard in the land, and this unusually well-balanced Concert Party was the answer. It has been a success from the start, it contains the better part of a stage performance, with the more refined musical work of the regular Lyceum. In other words, it is high class stage work, splendid operatic performances by artists especially selected and drilled to do these delightful programs. The Company is made up of professional singers and instrumentalists, five in number, and have always been drilled by Mrs. Kellogg-Haines, one of the best singing teachers in America. They have also received thorough training by the best operatic teachers, and did not make public appearances until their work had received the highest praise from their instructors and the Management. Three of the artists are pianists. One plays the Cello, another the Flute, another the Violin, and one is a humorist and comedian. For three years they have toured the country summer and winter, and each season have added new triumphs to their list of successful appearances. Their repertoire—Dainty Dolly Varden, Il Trovatore and Penelope. In addition to those operas they give scenes from Lucia, Faust and Pinafore, and many good numbers of the later popular operas. All their work is tuneful and soulful. They touch the heart and please the ear. Most people who have heard this Organization say it is the best that has ever been presented to the Lyceum public. Their personelle is as follows: Lotta Fahlen, Soprano, Mrs. Alice M. Moncrieff, Contralto, John Eichenberger, Tenor, William James Breach, Pianist, William A. Goldberg, Baritone. REDPATH-SLAYTON, Boston, New York, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Kansas City.
|Title||Kellogg-Haines Singing Party|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Music ensembles|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Moncrieff, Alice M.
Breach, William James
Goldberg, William A.
|Corporate Name Subject||Kellogg-Haines Singing Party|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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