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190? Figure The Schubert Male Quartette of Chicago A SLAYTON ATTRACTION THE BUREAU takes great pleasure in presenting for a short Chautauqua season the famous Schubert Quartette of Chicago. For many years the Schubert Quartette has been under the direction of George H. Iott, probably the greatest basso ever known in quartette work, and certainly no better male quartette has ever been before the public. They are kept busy all during the winter season in Chicago, doing local work, being the most popular quartette that has ever been in the city. We have persuaded them to do a short summer season and will have for their assisting artist Miss Gertrude Canfield, one of our best reader successes. The quartette consists of GEORGE H. IOTT, Basso JIRAH D. COLE, Baritone JOHN G. ANDERSON, Second Tenor FRANK BARNARD, First Tenor They are well equipped with a splendid repertoire, are exceedingly versatile, and we can guarantee Chautauqua audiences the very best male quartette work available at the present time. In a letter as recent as October 12, 1908, Dr. Frank Gunsaulus, President of Armour Institute, has this to say of the Schubert Quartette: Whenever I can get the Schubert Quartette to aid me in Chicago I always do so. Their work is of the highest grade and the personality of the combination is vigorous and true. Their achievements in song recall the great old days before the vulgarity and foolishness of the vaudeville played such a part at our Chautauquas and upon the lecture platforms. When such a great event as the dinner to Secretary Taft and Mr. Bryan occurred in Chicago, the highest authorities on these matters of entertainment obtained the Schuberts, and this is the usual case when the occasion is important enough to demand fine artistry and rich tonal quality. No mistake can be made by any Bureau or Committee in securing the services of these finely trained voices. MISS GERTRUDE CANFIELD will accompany the Schubert Quartette during their short tour next summer. She has been assisting artist with the Hruby Brothers Company for two seasons and has been a decided success from the beginning. We have never had one adverse criticism of her work, and many committees write us, she is ready for stardom. The chairman of the Williamsport, Pa., committee writes: There was not a dull moment. I never saw an audience that gave such evidence of being pleased by everything that was done. I think Miss Canfield is a 'find.' She was superb. There are none of the artificial frills about her work that have nauseated Lyceum audiences. This is only one of many splendid letters sent us regarding this charming young reader. She was the assisting artist with the Schuberts even before she became a Slayton attraction, and was their unanimous choice for the road tour. Miss Canfield has several complete programs to offer in addition to her work with the quartette. KITTANING, PA.—Miss Canfield, the reader, won much favor with her hearers, many of whom came to regard her as one of the best readers that ever appeared in Kittaning.— Times. BARABOO, WIS.—Miss Canfield's work was very popular with her listeners, and she was encored again and again. Her delivery is the natural and pleasing style of the artist.— Evening News. MISS GERTRUDE CANFIELD JOLIET, ILL.— Last night's entertainment was another splendid number on the course. The company was ably assisted by Miss Canfield as a reader. She rendered several fine selections, and had to respond to encores. The program from the beginning to the end was well received and well given.— Republican. CELINA, OHIO— As for Miss Canfield, she showed the difference between a reader and an elocutionist. The simple, unaffected readings had a distinctive charm that marked her a true artist.— Daily News. JACKSON, MICH.— Miss Gertrude Canfield was the assisting artist. The entertainment was enjoyable throughout, encores being frequent. Miss Canfield read portions of Barrie's Little Minister and several other selections.— Patriot. WARREN, PA.— A large audience completely filled the theatre. The readings of Miss Canfield showed her to be an artist of no mean quality.— Mirror. HOOPESTON, ILL.— Every number was warmly encored. The reader, Miss Canfield, captured the audience. Her delineation of character was superb.— Chronicle. CONNEAUT, OHIO— Miss Canfield proved herself a fine reader, and she was recalled again and again.— News-Herald. AURORA, ILL.—The Schubert Quartette sang last evening, and yesterday afternoon sang and sang again, most good naturedly. Their music appears to take with the audience, and they are encored down to the ground. Their farewell concert will be given this evening. MONMOUTH, ILL.—The musical entertainment rendered last evening by the Schubert Male Quartette was a rare treat for lovers of good music. The harmony of the four voices was perfect and produced an effect that was most pleasing to listen to. Just enough humorous selections were thrown in to make the program an attractive one. The basso has a wonderfully rich voice and of immense volume. People in the audience remembered of having heard this same voice on the platform as long as fifteen years ago. MONMOUTH, ILL.—Monmouth's fourth annual Chautauqua Assembly opened last evening in a burst of glory, over 2500 people being present to hear the entertainment by the justly famed Schubert Male Quartette. They made a hit — there was no question about it. Time after time, they were encored by the crowd gathered to hear them. The only regret was when the program ended, and with it, the engagement of the Schuberts here. They left last night for Washington, Iowa, where they have a three days' engagement at the Chautauqua there. DIXON, ILL.—The concert rendered by the Schubert Quartette of Chicago was one of the best features of the Chautauqua program thus far, and the excellence of the numbers rendered by the talented members of this organization, highly appreciated. The voices of the respective members blend beautifully, and each number of the concert Saturday evening was well received. They are all Chicago business men. MANAGEMENT SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU STEINWAY HALL, CHICAGO MANZ ENGRAVING COMPANY CHICAGO
|Title||The Schubert Male Quartette of Chicago|
|Publisher||The Hollister Press, Manz Engraving Company|
|Place of Publication||United States -- Illinois -- Chicago|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Iott, George H.
Cole, Jirah D.
Anderson, John G.
|Corporate Name Subject||Schubert Male Quartette of Chicago|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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