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NULLI SECUNDUS PARKER CONCERT COMPANY figure THE MUTUAL LYCEUM BUREAU CHICAGO, ILL. Associate Manager F. C. BENHAM, Rockford, Ill. Manager FRANK A. MORGAN, 6450 Kimbark Ave. NULLI SECUNDUS Tenth Season C. M. Parker Concert Co. ANNOUNCEMENT The Parker Concert Company has been so long before the public, is so well and favorably known, that its name has become a synonym for the highest excellence. Mr. Parker is well known as an author, publisher and director. He has had years of experience with musicians and the public and has used this acquaintance to good effect in selecting a group of artists to bear his name. Every member is a solo artist, possessing double talent of voice and instrument, so that the five ladies give a program of great variety. All the favorites of the past three seasons have been retained. After a most successful tour in which 15000 miles has been traveled by each artist, twenty-four states visited and two hundred concerts given in many of the largest courses in the country, they are presented for the seeson of 1902-03, and satisfaction is promised by this company, par excellence. PERSONNEL MISS ISABEL VERNE Soprano and Mandolin MISS PAULINE LEE Mezzo-Soprano, Piano and Guitar MISS MARTHA ALEXANDER Alto and Violin MRS. C. M. PARKER Contralto and Banjo MISS JUANITA BOYNTON Reciter and Statue Poser C. M. PARKER Conductor A FEW OF THE MANY PERSONAL LETTERS WILLIAMSPORT, PA. , Jan. 23, 1901. MY DEAR SIR : I can with great pleasure recommend the Parker Concert Company to all desiring a first class entertainment. Our people were unanimous in their verdict of praise. Truly yours, O. B. LAKE, President Oritorio Society. ELMIRA , N. Y., Feb. 10, 1901. MY DEAR SIR : The Parker Concert Company gave us an excellent entertainment, and we hope to have them again. Yours very cordially, HERBERT P. LANSDALE. General Secretary Y. M. C. A. LIMA , N. Y., Oct. 28, 1901. DEAR MR. PARKER : We were delighted with your Concert Company, and hope you can visit us again. Yours truly, B. W. HUTCHINSON, President Genesee Weslyean Seminary. BATAVIA, ILL. , Oct. 23, 1901. DEAR SIR : If the balance of our course proves the equal of the Parker Company we shall be thoroughly satisfied. Yours, W. McCULLOUGH, Chairman Lecture Committee. WINNEBAGO CITY, MINN. , March 17, 1902. DEAR SIR : We had the Parker Concert Company on our course this season, and they delighted us. We hope to have them again. C. W. HEADLY, Chairman Lecture Committee. MONROE, IOWA , March 1, 1902. MY DEAR SIR : The Parker Concert Company was the best of our course this season. G. H. ELISON, Chairman Lecture Committee. MILLER , S. D., March 3, 1902. DEAR SIR : Our people were delighted with the Parker Concert Company, and hope to hear them again. Respectfully yours, MRS. R. M. LANE, Secretary Lecture Committee. GLIDDEN, IOWA , March 10, 1902. DEAR SIR : The Parker Concert Company gave us a fine entertainment. W. R. ORCHARD, Chairman Lecture Committee. NULLI SECUNDUS TRIBUTES FROM THE PRESS Register, Wheeling, W. Va. A splendid entertainment. Daily Eagle, Reading, Pa. A large audience—a fine program. News, Hillsborough, N. H. The concert was a grand success. Star, Washington, N. J. The concert equaled if not excelled any ever given here. Times, Shelbyville, Tenn. It was an entertainment of the highest order. Daily Press, Charles City, Ia. The singing was superb and every number was heartily encored. Daily Register, Marseilles, Ill. No better musical organization has ever appeared in Marseilles. Sun, Lime Springs, Ia. Encores were the order from start to finish. Every number received its share of applause. Times, Lakeville, Conn. The audience was treated to as fine an entertainment as Lakeville has ever had. Daily Press, Fort Scott, Kan. The concert by the Parker Concert Company at Convention Hall last night was a decided success. Daily Observer, Cameron, Mo. Every number on the program given by the Parker Concert Company last night received an encore. The Review, Lanaconing, Md. The concert by the Parker Concert Company last evening was heard by a large and delighted audience. Leader, Binghamton, N. Y. The Parker Concert Company delightfully entertained a large audience at the High Street M. E. Church last evening. Reporter, Springfield, Vt. The fourth attraction of the entertainment course was given by the Parker Concert Company last evening to a delighted audience. Eagle, Brooklyn, N. Y. The Parker Concert Company received such a warm and enthusiastic welcome last night that they must feel they have a strong hold on the music-loving citizens of Brooklyn. Argus, Albany, N. Y. The many encores given the Parker Concert Company last night, by the large and appreciative audience at the R. R. Y. M. C. A., showed how successful they were in entertaining. Morning Times, Hornellsville, N. Y. While every part of the program was well rendered, the work of the quartette was especially fine. The Y. M. C. A. is to be congratulated on securing such talent for its patrons. Greenfield, Mass. The Parker Company last night made a most favorable impression. Every member is an artist, and the program proved too short to satisfy the audience, who would gladly have heard more. Sun, Williamsport, Pa. The Parker Concert Company gave the third number in the Y. M. C. A. Course in Association Hall last evening. A large audience was present and everybody was delighted. Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, N. Y. The members of the Parker Concert Company have reached a high degree of proficiency, and the program at Asbury Church last evening was a fine one. Daily Reporter, Coldwater, Mich. The concert given at the Opera House last evening by the Parker Concert Company, under the auspices of St. Agatha's Guild, was largely attended and thoroughly enjoyed. Daily Times, Muncie, Ind. The High Street M. E. Church was filled last night to hear the Parker Concert Company. The sweet voices of the singers charmed the audience. They responded to many encores. Advance, Bangor, Mich. The concert by the Parker Concert Company last night was a decided success, and in many respects excelled anything of the kind ever given here before. Register, Chambersburg, Pa. The Parker Concert Company gave their concert last night before one of the largest audiences ever assembled here. To say that they pleased would be putting it in meagre terms. Herald, Erie, Pa. The Parker Concert Company gave the third entertainment in the course at the High School Auditorium last night. They were given great applause, and carried the audience by storm. Democrat, Cullman, Ala. The Parker Concert Company gave one of the most delightful concerts ever given in our city. Every member of the company is a star. Should they ever favor us again a large audience would greet them. Press, Joplin, Mo. The program by the Parker Concert Company last evening, was sparkling, versatile and full of grace and taste. Every number received an encore and the appreciation of the artistic skill and execution of the performers increased with each succeeding number. Hamiltonian, Hamilton, Mo. The Parker Company have never been excelled here and we doubt if ever equalled. Every member of the company is an artist. They won a warm place in the hearts of Hamiltonians, who will be only too glad to hear them again. Evening Herald, North Adams, Mass. Despite the many counter-attractions last evening, the concert given by the C. M. Parker Concert Company, under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A., was unusually well attended. A delightful program was finely rendered. Daily Journal, Montpelier, Vt. The entertainment by the C. M. Parker Concert Company in the Y. M. C. A. Star Course last night was a decided success. Should the company ever come this way again they will be sure of an enthusiastic welcome. The Reporter, Perry, Iowa. The Y. M. C. A. Lecture Course had a highly satisfactory opening last night in the concert given by the C. M. Parker Concert Company. The audience was large and appreciative, and the company were always ready to respond with splendid encores. Daily Star, Marion, O. The Parker Concert Company appeared in the Grand Opera House last evening as the sixth number of the Y. M. C. A. Course, and pleased a large audience. Every number on the program received an encore, and some selections received as high as four. Daily Press, Plattsburg, N. Y. The reputation of the Y. M. C. A. for furnishing the highest grade of talent in its entertainment course was ably sustained last evening by the Parker Concert Company, which presented the fourth number in the course. The entertainment was of the highest merit. Kansas Republican, Newton, Kas. The opening of the Lecture Course by the Parker Company last night was most auspicious, a magnificent audience being present. Each number was warmly received and applauded. All the selections were sung with artistic skill. The company found early and emphatic favor. Times-Recorder, Zanesville, O. The second number of the Star Course was given by the C. M. Parker Concert Company to a large audience at Memorial Hall last evening. The company proved themselves artists of much skill. The program was warmly received, nearly every number being encored. Evening Star, Mt. Carmel, Pa. The Opera House was filled last night with a cultured audience to hear the Parker Concert Company as the opening attraction of the Y. M. C. A. Course. If this is a sample, there settles a conviction in the public mind that the season is to be fruitful of a most delightful series of entertainments. Daily Review, Alliance, O. The first number of the Library Lecture Course was given by the Parker Concert Company at Craven's Opera House last evening. The music was of a high order, and the applause very liberal. It is to be questioned if a finer company ever entertained an Alliance audience. The Herald, Syracuse, N. Y. The entertainment last evening at the Weiting Opera House, by the Parker Concert Company, was the seventh number of the Y. M. C. A. Star Course, and proved to be the most enjoyable yet given this season. The program was unusually good, and the performers were repeatedly encored. Advocate, Newark, O. Every member of the Parker Concert Company deserves complimentary mention, for they are artists. The Y. M. C. A. is entitled to credit for the selection of such fine talent for the opening number, and should the company ever return to Newark they will receive a royal welcome. The Chronicle, Quebec, Canada The Parker Concert Company made a pronounced hit at Tara Hall last night. The entire program was a rare musical treat and the artists will be long remembered in this city. Democratic Standard, Coschocton, Ohio The company is one of the best that has appeared here in many moons and the audience was delighted throughout the program. Suffolk Bulletin, Huntington, N. Y. The Parker Concert Company is, all right in every way and we unreservedly commend them. Leader, Marietta, Ohio The extreme popularity of the Parker Concert Company may be gleaned from the fact that every number on their program was encored from one to six times. Journal, Denton, Md. Their fine program will long be remembered. Chronicle, Whitehall, N. Y. The Parker Concert Company are truly Nulli Secundus. We consider it the finest attraction on the Y. M. C. A. course and this is conceding much. Whitehall must certainly hear the Parkers again. Mirror, Warren, Pa. A large representative and enthusiastic audience greeted the Parker Concert Company at Library Hall last evening. The members of the company are all artists of the highest type and every number of the program was encored enthusiastically. Morning Star, Meadville, Pa. The Academy of Music was crowded last night to hear the C. M. Parker Concert Company who proved themselves well worthy of their motto, Nulli Secundus. They are the equal of any concert company which has appeared here and the audience gave ample evidence of its hearty approval of their program. Herald, Hammondsport, N. Y. It is hoped by every one in Hammondsport that the Parker Concert Company may be heard here again, although it is doubtful if there is an audience room in the place of sufficient seating eapacity to accommodate all who would be anxious to attend. The Daily Vidette, Pond Creek, Okla. The Parker Concert Company was greeted by the largest and most refined audience that ever gathered in the Opera House. The concert was superb and every member showed herself to be an artist. Gazette, Janesville, Wis. The C. M. Parker Concert Company gave a splendid opening to the Y. M. C. A. lecture course last evening. Several novelties were introduced which were a welcome change from the stereotyped concert program. Daily Breeze, De Funiak Spgs., Fla. Every member of the company is an artist and every number was greeted with an encore and it was deserved and richly. Daily Capitol, Tallahasse, Fla. The Parker Concert Company was the attraction last night at the Opera House and one of the best houses of the season welcomed the company to the Capitol city. Their fine program was thoroughly enjoyed. Delta, Willoughby, Ohio. The C. M. Parker Concert Company at College Hall last night proved that they are entitled to their motto, Second to None. It is not too much to say that no company has yet appeared on any of the lecture courses which has given better or more general satisfaction. Press, Pittsburg, Pa. The Parker Concert Company furnished an interesting program last night under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. of Sewickley. A large and enthusiastic audience enjoyed the fine entertainment. MISS JUANITA BOYNTON Evening Democrat, Hamilton, Ohio The Parker Concert Company was the best of the Y. M. C. A. star course. This was conceded by all present at Globe Opera House last evening. Daily Times, Watertown, N. Y. The concert by the Parker Concert Company last evening gave great satisfaction. The members of the company are artists and encores were frequent. Daily Telegram, Adrian, Mich. The program furnished by the Parker Concert Company was the most enjoyable of the offerings of this year. Each member of the company was obliged to respond to encores. Tribune, Tampa, Fla. A magnificent audience greeted the C. M. Parker Concert Co. last evening. They are all the fortunate possessors of voices of great sweetness and fine cultivation. The entire program was received with greatest favor. The Press, Milford, Del. A delightful program finely rendered. The many encores given showed how successful they were in entertaining. Daily Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. The Parker Concert Company certainly redeemed all its promises last night, as the large audience was charmed by the magic of their music. It is a pleasure to recommend such a company to the public. Daily Journal, Indianapolis, Ind. Plymouth Church was crowded last night when a concert on the Y. M. C. A. course was given by the C. M. Parker Concert Company. Scarcely a number on the well filled program that was not so well executed as to evoke a spontaneous demand for an encore. Gazette-Herald, St. Joseph, Mo. A large and enthusiastic audience greeted the Parker Concert Company at Tootles Theatre last night and it proved to be one of the best attractions ever offered by the Y. M. C. A. of this city. A standard of almost absolute perfection was maintained in solo, quartette and other features of the diversified program. Daily Free Press, London, Ontario. The Y. M. C. A. auditorium was completely packed last evening, to hear the fine concert by the Parker Concert Company. That the concert was fully appreciated by those in attendance was shown by the many encores given to these artists. Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. The Parker Company met with great favor here. The best of the season was the general verdict. Star, Ocala, Fla. Ocala had a treat last night in the splendid concert by the Parker Concert Co. Daily Register, Stanton, Neb. The Parker Concert Company gave one of the finest musical entertainments ever given in this city. The Republican, Jewell City, Kan. It is quite rare to find a company in which every member is a star, but this can be truthfully said of the Parker Concert Company. Tribune, Lewisburg, Tenn. The Parker Concert Company made a distinct hit here and won a warm place in the hearts of our people. They would be gladly welcomed back.
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Parker, C.M. (Mrs.)
Verne, Isabel F.
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