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Figure Ragnhild Holmquist Soprano Oratorio Song Recitals PRESS NOTICES The Holmquist family, richly endowed with voices and musicianly talent, has produced another singer, Ragnhild Holmquist, who gave her heralded farewell concert before her departure for Lordon[sicLondon], where she is to study with Oscar Seagle. Miss Holmquist was assisted by her uncle, Gustaf Holmquist, who will sail with her. She has become popular as a concert singer in her home city, whose music-lovers have in her recognized the born vocal interpreter. Her instrument is a high, clear and sympathetic soprano in the higher register of sufficient resonance for brilliant expression, and throughout of pliant flexibility.— Dr. Victor Nilsson, Minneapolis Journal. A recital af[sicof] unusual interest was that given last evening, at the Handicraft Guild hall, Minneapolis, audiences are always glad to welcome Ragnhild Holmquist, not only on account of the beautiful quality of her soprano voice, but also because she is a niece of Gustaf Holmquist, who occupies a firm place in the affections of local music lovers. Minneapolis Tribune. The regular fortnightly program of the Thursday Musical was given, yesterday afternoon, being made up of Spanish and Oriental music. Miss Ragnhild Holmquist, after a season of study with Oscar Seagle in London, was in fine form and sang in her high, light soprano and with her rare gift of interpretation a group of quaint compositions. Minneapolis Journal. The concert given Tuesday evening at the Swedish Baptist church. was thoroughly enjoyed by an appreciative audience which filled the church auditorium. Miss Holmquist captivated her audience by her wonderful voice and pleasing personality. Alexandria, Minn. The fifth day, however, was the climax to the whole Chautauqua, and the programs greatly pleased the audience. Ragnhild Holmquist, the soprano soloist of the day, was the favorite, and possesses a lyric soprano voice of great beauty. Mercer, Mo. It will be a long time before Mandan lovers of music will have the opportunity to hear such a splendid program as that rendered last evening at the Opera House, by Ragnhild Holmquist, of Minneapolis. Miss Holmquist has appeared here on former occasions and was again accorded a hearty ovation. She possesses a beautiful voice of rich tone, with a charming personality and sweetness of expression that contribute to the wholesome popularity she enjoys here. Mandan Daily Pioner, Mandan, N. Dak. The occasion served to introduce to Tacoma music lovers, Miss Ragnhild Holmquist, of Minneapolis. A program of rare interest was given. Miss Holmquist sang a variety of arias and songs with admirable finish and style. Tacoma, Wash. As many persons as could crowd into the Y. M. C. A. auditorium last evening heard Miss Ragnhild Holmquist in recital. Miss Holmquist justified every expectation and aroused her audience to a high pitch of enthusiasm. Classical music was combined with the folk songs in a happy combination. The folk songs particularly were exalted and were sung with infinite sweetness and grace. Miss Holmquist has fairly captured the communities within the radius of fifty miles and her performance Tuesday night added to her triumphs. The Daily American, Austin, Texas. Miss Ragnhild Holmquists konsert i Y. M. C. A. auditorium var en verklig success. Det stora auditoriet har icke varit så fullt vid någon tillställning sedan Mr. Gustaf Holmquist sjöng där förlidet år. Miss Holmquist tog publiken med storm. Publiken njöt nog i allra högsta grad, då Miss Holmquist på sitt mästerliga sätt föredrog de svenska sångerna. Hon tyckes äga en särskild förmåga att tolka dessa vackra sånger. Hennes drillar liknade mera nordens näktergal och lärkan än något vi hört tillförne. Texas Posten, Austin, Texas. Today was the biggest day so far of the Lake Madison Chautauqua. It has been seldom, if ever, that Madison people have had the opportunity to hear a soprano such as Miss Holmquist. Miss Holmquist has an exceedingly rich and pure voice. In its gradual rise to the high notes which she sings with unswering[sicunswerving] purity of tone, she exhibits rare talent, and in the expression of her every movement, she shows that she does not only sing songs, but also lives in them. Madison Daily Sentinel, Madison, S. D. Lovers of good music were given a rare treat last evening when Ragnhild Holmquist, soprano, appeared in a program of superior merit. There is no question but that the concert was the best ever presented to a Malta audience. Miss Holmquist has an excellent clear soprano voice of a beautiful quality and wide range. —Malta Enterprise, Malta, Mont. The concert given last evening was an artistic and financial success. Miss Holmquist is a singer of rare ability and was very well received by her auditors. Bismark Daily Tribune, Bismark, N. D. The Holmquist concert at the Lutheran church, Friday evening, was a rare musical treat and a fitting close to the series of program and festivities, we have enjoyed the last two weeks. Miss Holmquist is an artist of recognized ability, and excellent technique and expression were evinced in the rendition of all her numbers. Wausa, Neb. A large audience greeted Ragnhild Holmquist at the concert last Wednesday evening. Miss Holmquist has a splendid soprano voice of a wide range and volume. The program was well selected and every number highly appreciated, but when Miss Holmquist sang a group of Swedish songs in an impressive manner the enthusiasm was shown in prolonged applause. The Headlight, Stromsburg, Neb. Miss Holmquist has a well cultivated, sweet, soprano voice, and the technique and expression shown in the rendition of all her various numbers clearly demonstrated her extraordinary musical ability. Her voice has a remarkable scope and we predict a brilliant future for the talented soprano. Forest Lake Advertiser, Forest Lake, Minn. The Fairy Life, by Minnette Warren, and dedicated to Miss Holmquist, was one of the most difficult compositions on the program. It has character all its own, and Miss Holmquist's singing of it was one of the features of the evening. This song demands a voice of remarkable range and velocity, and the charming soprano did it full justice. White Bear Press, White Bear, Minn. Miss Holmquist has been heard in Hopkins before, to which the enthusiastic reception she received upon her appearance testified. Her beautiful voice, pleasing personality, delightful singing and excellent interpretation she gives her songs, holds her auditors in a spell which remains unbroken until after she has left the stage. Hopkins News, Hopkins, Minn. The Chautauqua on Thursday consisted of a fine program with Ragnhild Holmquist, soprano, of Minneapolis, as soloist. Miss Holmquist's work was worthy of especial mention, she being a niece of Gustav Holmquist, the noted Chicago basso, and herself a very accomplished singer. Willmar Journal, Willmar, Minn. Songs in Japanese, German, French, Scandinavian and English surprised and delighted a large audience last evening, when Ragnhild Holmquist made her initial bow to an Oconto audience. Miss Holmquist made this concert the best, viewed from a musician's standpoint, that has been heard in the city for a number of years. The wonderful beauty and flexibility of her voice, its range and compass from soft musical whispers to notes of great fullness and power were expressed in all her numbers. Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wis. The subject of the Thursday musical's program, yesterday afternoon, was Folksong and Legend. The most melodious and appealing songs were those representative of Sweden and Norway. A strong note of pathos runs through them, which was beautifully brought out by Ragnhild Holmquist's sympathetic voice. Minneapolis Tribune. Yesterday closed the series of programs of the Chicago Lake District Chautauqua of Minneapolis. Ragnhild Holmquist, experienced Chautauqua artist sang With Verdure Clad , from Hayden's, The Creation , and two groups of songs. Miss Holmquist's high and light soprano was fresh and carried well, while her interpretative gifts both in the florid oratorio aria and the pathetic or humorous songs served her purposes well. Dr. Victor Nilsson, Minneapolis Journal. The program given at the Chautauqua Friday afternoon and evening was by far the best that has been given thus far. Ragnhild Holmquist, lyric soprano, won the audience over and submitted to several encores. The charm of Miss Holmquist's work is the personality and soul which she puts into all her songs. Virginia Daily Enterprise, Virginia, Minn. COMMENTS It is indeed a pleasure for me to testify to the exceptional qualities of Miss Ragnhild Holmquist both as soprano soloist and teacher. As a pupil of Oscar Seagle in London, England, and Gustav Holmquist of Chicago, she has a well-schooled voice of lovely quality, and sings with sympathetic feeling and much finish. During the two years that she has been connected with our school, she has given satisfaction in every particular and I thoroughly endorse her work. Truly yours, Minnette Lake Warren, Director, Warren School of Music, St. Paul. Miss Holmquist has appeared in concerts here in Minneapolis with eminent artists. She is well qualified, both by training and experience for the work which she is doing, and it gives me pleasure to bespeak for her a cordial endorsement. Respectfully yours, Dr. Frank Nelson, President, Minnesota College, Minneapolis. Miss Holmquist is an artist recognized by all leading singers who have heard her voice. She has a charming personality and a voice that always captivates her audience. I firmly believe she will accomplish wonderful achievements in the art of music. Very sincerely yours, A. O. Eberhart, Ex-Governor of Minnesota. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Ragnhild Holmquist as an oratorio and recital singer. I am sure with her natural talent and splendid voice she will achieve great success. Yours very sincerely, Gustav Holmquist. For terms address: 917-22 AVENUE, NORTH EAST, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Sopranos (Singers)|
|Personal Name Subject||Holmquist, Ragnhild|
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