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WINIFRED HECKMAN Chicago's Beautiful and Glamorous Young Contralto. Her Voice Is Superb. On Her Present Tour Will Be Assisted by Brilliant Young Violinist and a Concert Pianist. Winifred Heckman Being Congratulated by Gladys Swarthout on Winning the 1945 Chicago Tribune Music Festival Contest. lawrence Tibbett in the Rear. Acclaimed by an Audience of 90,000 THE REDPATH BUREAU 1316 Kimball Bldg. Chicago 4, Ill. Tel. Harrison 8723 40 Depot Plaza White Plains, N. Y. Tel. 2926 WINIFRED HECKMAN Beautiful Young Winner of the Chicago Tribune Music Festival who Has Become a Top-Ranking Concert and Radio Contralto WINIFRED HECKMAN, young Chicago contralto, who was the sensational winner of the 1945 Chicago Tribune Music Festival, is climbing to the very top as a concert and radio star. She is glamorous and beautiful. Her voice is superb. Miss Heckman will be assisted on her present tour by a violinist and pianist. Winifred's mother wanted her to be a pianist. When she was thirteen, it was discovered that she had a mature contralto voice. She started her vocal studies in earnest, and her voice attracted attention and she won many contests. In 1943 she made a seven-months' concert tour in the schools of New York, Pennsylvania and New England. In 1944 she had appearances on the Chicago Theater of the Air and the Hour of Charm. 1945 was her big year. She started out by winning the Illinois Federation of Music Clubs contest. This led to an appearance with the Grant Park Symphony orchestra before an audience of 20,000. However, her big moment came when she was acclaimed winner of the Chicago Tribune's Music Festival before 90,000. She was chosen winner by a committee composed of Gladys Swarthout, Lawrence Tibbett and Edith Mason. They congratulated her and predicted for her a brilliant concert and operatic career. Since that time she has had many radio and concert appearances. She has been the guest of the Northerners on more than one occasion. Acclaimed by Critics Chicago Tribune, Claudia Cassidy There was no possible fault to find with the honor bestowed upon Miss Heckman's rich contralto, singing Voce di Donna from Ponchielli's La Gioconda. Chicago Sun, Felix Borowski In Donizetti's O mio Fernando she showed considerable talent for dramatic declamation. Chicago Tribune, Albert Goldberg Singing with the Grant Park Symphony orchestra, Winifred Heckman scored a success with arias from La Favorita and Carmen on the strength of her smooth, full-bodied and wide range contralto voice. Music News Miss Heckman's voice tone is rich, smooth and firm in the lower register and tapers evenly to a full-bodied mezzo quality at the top of her more than two octave range. Chicago American, Chas. Buckley Winifred Heckman sang O mio Fernando with a full-bodied contralto voice and a good sense of pitch. U. S. O., Paris, Texas Winifred Heckman lent her rich contralto voice to a number of songs for the soldiers and was called back for encore after encore. Musical Courier, Elsa Borowski Winifred Heckman made her operatic debut as Maddalena, disclosing to advantage a richly-hued mezzo contralto voice. Terre Haute Star, Frederick Black She is the possessor of a contralto voice of rare natural beauty with seemingly not a blemish throughout the considerable range which she achieves. She employs it with taste and restraint and maintains a highly pleasing quality throughout her work.
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|Personal Name Subject||Heckman, Winifred|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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