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NONPAREIL JUBILEE SINGERS A company of ten Artists Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure DANIEL W. BROWN Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure The Interstate Lecture Bureauco CINCINNATI OHIO NONPAREIL JUBILEE SINGERS TEN DISTINGUISHED PLATFORM FAVORITES COMPRISING Five Special Solo Artists A Superb Quartette Personnel ANNA C. ACKLEN, First Soprano ELEXINE CRAWFORD, Second Soprano ELLENETTE HAMILTON, Contralto GERTRUDE CHRISTIAN, Alto DANIEL W. BROWN, Primo Tenor ARTHUR C. BROWN, Second Tenor GEORGE W. COLE, First Bass HARRY T. JACKSON, Second Bass MATTIE B. MALONE, Reader CORA LOVE JEFFERS, Pianist A N explanation is requisite in order to show the public how strong this company bearing the title of Nonpareil Jubilee Singers found its existence. During the season of 1899 and 1900 four of the members of the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers made a triumphal tour of the Canadian provinces, beginning at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and ending its tour in Rossland, B. C., with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Then coming into the United States on the Pacific coast, worked its way to Kansas City, Mo., having almost crossed the continent twice in a season. Everywhere, both in Canada and the States, the success achieved in the early days were nightly scored again. So strong was this company, that at the request of many they determined to organize a new and separate company, to be known as the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers. Hence the outgrowth of this band of unexcelled artists. Daniel W. Brown, the Lyric Tenor, is widely known and recognized as a singer with a remarkable high range. He possesses all the necessary qualifications which go to make a great singer. He is a master of his chosen art. His singing added much to the strength of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, and later to the success of the now famous Nonpareil Jubilee Singers. Ellenette Hamilton, Contralto, was raised in the South, where she received her early training. She was a teacher in the public schools, and later took up the talent with which nature endowed her. Mrs. Hamilton possesses a high voice with a very deep register, which is sometimes called a deep velvet contralto, a voice that is very rare. Anna C. Acklen, Soprano, is a native of Nashville, Tenn. She was a pupil of the Conservatory of Music under Prof. Cicona, of Italy. Mrs. Acklen possesses a pure lyric soprano with a wonderful range, bell like in tone. It is a rare pleasure to listen to a pure, penetrating sweet voice like that of this singer. A voice clearer in rich melody is seldom heard. She has no peer in America. Cora L. Jeffers, Pianist, is a native of Illinois and was a student of Knox Conservatory at Galesburg. This meritorius piano virtuoso's repertoire contains some of the most difficult selections from noted composers, and she has demonstrated her ability to play with precision the works of Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Scharwenka and others. Harry T. Jackson was born in the historic town of Ripley, Ohio. In the early nineties he was connected with the Wilberforce Concert Co., and as a bass singer gave great strength to that singing aggregation, being considered a bass phenomenal. This was the young singer that Mr. Fred Loudon, the organizer and basso profundo of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, spoke of when he said, He can sing a full octave lower than I can. His range begins where mine ends. Mattie B. Malone. Reader, is a native of Kentucky, receiving her early training in the South. She can well claim a place among the best of her race. In her art she has but few equals and no peers. Elexine Crawford, Second Soprano, of Ripley, Ohio, born of southern parents, possesses a strong mezzo-soprano voice. She received her musical education at an early age. Among the many opportunities was the study of voice culture, which materially aided what nature had already done in giving her an exceptional voice of vast range, purity and strength. Arthur C. Brown, Tenor, is a native of Washington, D. C. He was born of southern parents and possesses a rich voice, delightful to hear. His singing has come up to the standard, and the manager has benefited the Nonpareil Male Quartette by securing this strong second tenor. NONPAREIL JUBILEE SINGERS Figure DANIEL W. BROWN, Manager NONPAREIL PROGRAM PART I 1 Chorus—Steal Away Negro Melody 2 Chorus—Judgment Day Negro Melody 3 Bass Solo—Two Grenadiers Schumann 4 Chorus—Dust, Dust to Ashes Negro Melody 5 Male Quartette—Breeze of the Night Lamothe 6 Chorus—Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Negro Melody 7 Chorus—Jingle Bells (Sleighing Chorus) White PART II 8 Chorus—Make Me Holy Negro Melody 9 Tenor Solo—O Promise Me DeKovan 10 Chorus—I Want to Be Ready Negro Melody 11 Male Quartette—Old Kentucky Home Southern Melody 12 Chorus—Crucifixion Oratorio 13 Soprano Solo—Enchantress Larditti 14 Chorus—Good-night, Beloved Pinsuti PRESS AND PERSONAL COMMENTS Rev. M. G. E. Bennett, Des Moines, Ia. I have had the privilege of hearing the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers and can truthfully say that they are first-class singers and real artists in their line. Rev. Chas. F. Goss, Cincinnati. O. It gives me pleasure to say that at a concert given in my church, Mr. D. W. Brown sang with great acceptance and was highly appreciated by my people.—Pastor Avondale Presbyterian Church. Daily Witness, Montreal, Canada Anna E. Acklen has a voice of wonderful power and sweetness. Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba Ellenette Hamilton's selections showed her magnificent voice to full advantage and was a fine piece of singing. New York Herald Daniel W. Brown clearly vanquished his opponents in the tenor contest. His sustaining of tone in the high C passage of Dudley Buck's difficult masterpiece, Shadows Deep on the Castle Wall, won a storm of applause and took the first prize. Wooster (Mass.) Daily News The Nonpareil Jubilee Singers gave one of their concerts and every number was encored. Old Kentucky Home was the hit of the evening. Denver Times Daniel W. Brown, tenor soloist, was highly successful in rendering his solo, Oh Promise Me and Old Kentucky Home, the feature being the clear enunciation of the singer. Every word was distinctly heard. Boston Herald Daniel W. Brown demonstrated his ability as a tenor soloist of great merit and well can he claim the honor of being in the front rank of tenors. Providence (R. I.) Journal A large Music Hall audience again heard a grand star concert. Daniel W. Brown came in for the lion's share of the evening applause, for the masterly rendering of the famous duet, the prison scene from Il Trovatore. W. W. Wharton, St. Louis, Mo. It affords me genuine pleasure to say that the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers gave one of their concerts in our town, which in my judgment excelled any other entertainment given here. The ability of the singers I consider remarkable. I have heard none to excel them. Freedman's Aid Society I take pleasure in recommending Daniel W. Brown and his company, the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers. I have heard them on several occasions and have always been greatly delighted. I regard his company as one of the best in the field. M. C. B. MASON , Corresponding Secretary. Cincinnati Times Star Sinton Hall of the Y. M. C. A. was filled last night and gave the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers an enthusiastic welcome. Negro melodies, religious and sentimental, made up the program, which was greatly appreciated. Rev. James Wood Pogue, Cincinnati, O. The Nonpareil Jubilee Singers were greeted with a large audience, to whom they gave great pleasure and satisfaction. —Pastor, Fifth Presbyterian Church. Mail, Toronto, Canada The Nonpareil Jubilee Singers gave entire satisfaction. It is a great company of artists. McNulty & Altis, Lancaster, Mo. At the charming concert given by the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers last evening, the performers presented the splendid qualifications found only in the foremost artists of their profession. They are simply superb. Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba The concert given by the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers was a great success. They cannot be excelled. The selections were all in good taste and the singing very fine. W. R. Lawrence, O'Fallon, Ills. The Nonpareil Jubilee Singers' numbers were heartily applauded and many encored and this company has been pronounced by all the success of the season. Rev. J. L. Blackburn, Covington, Ky. The finest entertainment ever given in the city was given by the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers. The large audience was more than pleased; it seems as if enough praise cannot be given them. P. P. Sullivan, Orient, Ia. The people of Orient had the rare privilege of hearing the original Nonpareil Jubilee Singers. The audience was delighted and I most cheerfully recommend them to all who may wish to hear music of the highest order. Ex-Senator Alberson, Washington, Ia. The Nonpareil Jubilee Singers gave a concert in our house last night and the entertainment was high class and perfectly satisfactory. Nashville (Tenn.) Banner The music furnished by the Nonpareil Jubilee Singers is of the highest quality. Nothing has been heard here to excel them. BROWN & WHITAKER PRINTERS HAMILTON OHIO
|Title||Nonpareil Jubilee Singers|
|Publisher||Brown & Whittaker Printers|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Brown, Daniel W.
Acklen, Anna C.
Brown, Arthur C.
Cole, George W.
Jackson, Harry T.
|Corporate Name Subject||Nonpareil Jubilee Singers|
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