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IMPERIAL LADIES' QUARTET. MAUDE L. PAIGE, FIRST SOPRANO and SOLOIST. JEAN REID FLETT, SECOND SOPRANO and READER. NELLIE A. BRYANT, ALTO and PLANO SOLOIST. ADAH MABEL BRYANT, CONTRALTO and SOLOIST. Figure EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT OF The Mutual Lyceum Bureau CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. The Imperial Ladies' Quartet. WE are pleased to announce this company of artists for their fifth season and feel doubly confident that they will continue to please the masses of the people as well as the most critical musicians. Their programs are arranged with great care as to quality and variety in order that all tastes may be satisfied. Their natural musical ability and their years of training under the best teachers eminently qualify them for highly satisfactory work. Miss Paige studied for several years with Mr. E. C. Kilbourne, of Chicago, and still further perfected her work with the famous Madame Cappiani, of New York. Miss Flett studied music with Frederick Carberry, and elocution with Miss Letitia V. Kempster, both of Chicago. Miss Nelle Bryant received instruction for two years under Mr. George Sweet, of New York, and for one year with Mr. Chas. W. Clark, of Chicago, and is a piano pupil of the renowned Richard Burmeister, of New York Miss Adah Bryant studied for three years with Mr. Sweet, of New York, and for one year with Mr. Hinshaw, of Chicago. Miss Paige has been with the company since its organization and has won a host of friends by her charming manner and brilliant voice. Miss Flett toured with the quartet for the first time last season but all will be pleased to know that her sweet voice and delightful readings are still to be heard with the company. The Misses Bryant are new members of the company but we feel sure they will add their share to the strength of the quartet. Miss Nelle Bryant is not only a beautiful singer but a most accomplished accompanist, whose piano solos will add not only variety but merit to the program. Miss Adah Bryant is one of the most talented singers we have ever announced for concert work. For three years she was soloist in the Holy Trinity church, New York, and was then called to the First Presbyterian church, St. Louis, the best choir in that city. We predict only words of commendation for this company. THE MUTUAL LYCEUM BUREAU, PRESS AND PERSONAL MENTION. And those that paint them truest praise them most.—Addison. MISS MAUDE L. PAIGE. Miss Maude L. Paige is a musician by inheritance, and a singer of unusual gifts. She has a strong voice, rich and melodious, of wide range, well controlled and cultivated.—Rev. J. H. Crum, D. D., Pastor Congregational Church, Kansas City, Mo. Miss Maude L. Paige has a brilliant voice of unusual sweetness and purity of tone. It has in it a sympathetic, penetrating quality that touches the heart and moves the listener to an enthusiastic response. None can hear her without delight.—Rev. R. V. Hunter, D. D., Pastor Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Ind. Miss Paige has a voice of unusual sweetness, full and clear, and her dramatic performance is graceful and effective.— Antigo, Wis., News. MISS JEAN REID FLETT. Miss Jean Reid Flett was present and used her talents for the pleasure of those present by giving a humorous reading, Startling Revelations, in a manner that charmed all. She responded to an encore with Spacially Jim, which was equally amusing.— Saturday Herald, Ottumwa, Iowa. Miss Flett recited Patsy to the intense delight of all. She responded to a flattering encore with, A Question. Both productions were indicative of charming versatility and were delivered with a skill and effect that only an accomplished artist can render.— Chicago Sun. I take pleasure in saying that I have heard Miss Jean Reid Flett recite to a large audience with such evident acceptance to them and with such pleasure to myself that I commend her to any organization that may be seeking elocutionary profit and pleasure. WILLARD H. ROBINSON, D. D., First Presbyterian Church, Englewood. Miss Jean Reid Flett brought down the house with a reading from David Harum, which was a splendid bit of dramatic art, her impersonations being realistic and humorous.— Chicago Daily Sun. MISS ADAH MABEL BRYANT. Miss Adah Mabel Bryant, the contralto of Holy Trinity church, has a sympathetic voice of exquisite purity and sings with delightful ease and finish, which denote refinement and the highest cultivation. Holy Trinity is fortunate in securing such a talented singer, whose vocal gifts and charming manner insure her a successful career in New York.— New York Times. Miss Bryant sang songs by Rubinstein, Meyer Helmund and Tipton, and created a favorable impression, not only by the quality of her voice and style of singing, but by her charming manner.— New York Musical Courier. The new comer in question, Miss Adah Bryant, is well known in New York and the Eastern cities. Miss Bryant is a contralto of unusual promise, sings well and has already become a valuable member to the musical profession.— Musical Courier, New York. Miss Adah Bryant is one of the best singers in the country, and for one of her age is attracting wide attention.— Kansas City Times. The sympathetic quality of Miss Adah Bryant's truly musical voice was especially effective in the Irish Folk Song. Equally pleasing was a little German ballad of Meyer Helmund, Miss Bryant fully bringing out the daintiness of the composition.— St. Louis Republic. Miss Adah Mabel Bryant began at this church last May. Her voice is full and flexible, and shows the result of long, faithful and intelligent study. Miss Bryant is fine looking, of good physique, refined and agreeable, and there is no reason why she should not climb to the topmost round in the vocal ladder of fame.— Musical America, New York. Miss Adah Mabel Bryant, the soloist, filled the large auditorium with her full mellow contralto voice. Her two songs, Still Wie Die Nacht and an Irish Folk Song, pleased so well that an encore was insisted upon by the large audience.— St. Louis Post Dispatch. The first session of the National Congress of Musicians opened yesterday morning with a recital. Since First I Met Thee,—Rubenstein, was given charmingly by Miss Adah Mabel Bryant. Miss Bryant also gave in a very artistic manner, Thou Art Mine All—Tipton, and Fachersproche—Meyer Hermund.— The World-Herald, Omaha, Neb. Miss Adah Mabel Bryant, of New York City, won many admirers by her rich contralto voice and artistic singing at the recent Musical Congress in this city. Especially enjoyed was her rendition of the Gavotte from Mignon, with Theo. Thomas' orchestra, at the Exposition Auditorium, last Saturday evening.— Excelsior, Omaha. A FINE CONCERT—A LARGE AUDIENCE PRESENT. Centenary church was completely filled Thursday evening to hear the Imperial Ladies' Quartette in a concert in the lecture course being given by this church. When the four young ladies came out, handsomely gowned, they were greeted with enthusiastic applause. They sang without accompaniment, displaying careful training. The harmonies were beautiful. Miss Paige's clear, flute-like notes followed by the second soprano and the altos was like the vibration of a finely attuned instrument from the treble notes to the bass. Miss Flett's handsome figure and lovely face secures her a sympathetic hearing. Her first recitation depicting the coquetry of a society belle and the desperate straits of her long suffering lover, was particularly suited to her style. She looked the part essayed. Her boy recitations were good. The quartette closed with a lullaby by Neidlinger, which was delicious.— The Gazette, Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 17, 1902. MISS NELLE BRYANT. The advanced pupils of the renowned pianist, Richard Burmeister gave a very pleasing recital Thursday afternoon. Among those who displayed exceptional talent was Miss Nelle Bryant who played the difficult Beethoven Moonlight Sonata with much finish.— Musical Courier, N. Y. Miss Nelle Bryant showed much talent in the concert Sunday afternoon. Altho very young she has a beautiful sympathetic voice of wide range. She sang for an encore a dainty lullaby by Kato Percy Douglas, playing her own accompaniment. She gave in a most finished artistic manner three piano solos by Chopin. Her delicacy of touch and fine technic show much time and labor spent. We predict for Miss Bryant a very brilliant future.— Kansas City Journal. Miss Nelle Bryant, the contralto soloist in the annual production of the Messiah at Lindsburg is well and popularly known thro the state. The sympathetic quality of her voice in the solo He Shall Feed His Flock, brought tears to the eyes of many in the large audience.— Journal, Salina, Kan. FINDLAY, OHIO. The Imperial Ladies' Quartette delighted a large audience at the high school auditorium last night. The entertainment was one of the list of the high school entertainment course. Nearly every member was compelled to respond with an encore. The bright star of the evening was Miss Flett in her readings. Her work was for the greater part with the child tales of James Whitcomb Riley. She gave an excellent reading from To Have and To Hold. The best of the evening was the quartette in three flower songs, Clover, Daisy and Bluebell.— Republican. BEMENT, ILLINOIS. The Imperial Ladies' Quartette which appeared at Town Hall, Friday evening, gave one of the best entertainments ever attended in Bement, and the Woman's Club are to be congratulated on their selection for the first number in their lecture course. They are furnishing excellent entertainments and should be liberally patronized.— The Register. LADIES' QUARTET ENTERTAINED AT Y. M. C. A. The Ladies' Imperial Quartette, of Chicago, delighted the audience of the Y. M. C. A. hall last evening. Their program was well selected and each number was encored. Miss Jean Reid Flett, the reader, rendered first selection from Frank L. Stanton and completely captivated the audience. Some of her other readings were from David Harum and selections from James Whitcomb Riley. Her impersonations were perfect. The selections by quartette were admirably rendered, their voices blending sweetly and showing the unmistakable evidence of long and careful training. The solos by Miss Maude L. Paige, Miss Dora C. Hauk and Miss Etta C. Levin were well received and the duets and trios were by no means the least important numbers on the program.— Atlanta Journal, Feb. 21, 1902. EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA. The entertainment given by the Imperial Ladies' Quartette in our opera house on Thursday evening of last week, impelled all Edgefield to bless the organization of our local Lyceum. Our people were absolutely charmed—as well they might have been—with the lovely singing, the brilliant reading and the gentle, winning, womanly manners. In the way of music and reading, these young ladies gave us high art—real art without any staginess, and yet with inimitable grace and courtesy. Miss Paige has a pure and birdlike soprano voice. Miss Flett has also a fine soprano voice and as a reader, is inimitable. All Edgefield earnestly hopes that among the possible blessings of the future may be another visit from the Imperial Ladies' Quartette.— Chronicle. STREATOR, ILLINOIS. The concert at the opera house last night by the imperial Ladies' Quartette was in every way worthy of the high praise accorded it wherever it has appeared. The program was varied enough to keep the audience interested at all times. The readings by Miss Flett were greatly enjoyed, all of her selections being new. As a whole the performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.— Free Press. TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA. The Ladies' Imperial Quartette, which appeared at the Centenary M. E. church last night, was by far the most enjoyable entertainment given so far in the lecture course arranged by the Epworth League. The quartette has been together four seasons, and it is doing excellent work. A large audience attended the entertainment last night, and the members of the quartette responded to many encores.— Express, Jan. 17, 1902. STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. The Imperial Ladies' Quartette, of Chicago, was one of the best numbers of the lyceum course that has been here and they furnished a very attractive programme. All the members of the company possess fine and well cultivated voices. Every number of the programme was heartily encored and the young ladies were often recalled by continued applause. Miss Flett, the reader of the company, was unusually skillful in her line. Her selections were in good taste and she recited them in a pleasing and natural manner. One of the numbers was the impersonation of a little boy who had killed or thought he had killed a bear. This was really the hit of the evening. WAVERLY, OHIO. The entertainment given by the Imeprial Quartette on last Friday evening was one of exceptional merit. The ladies' voices are good and every number was enjoyed as was shown by repeated encores. Miss Flett, the reader, deserves special mention. Her rendition of passages from Rudder Grange and from David Harum was excellent. And the bear story brought down the house. All who were present would be glad to welcome the ladies again.— The News. DETROIT, MICHIGAN. Mr. Frank A. Morgan. Dear Sir: We were very much pleased with the Imperial Ladies' Quartette one Sunday afternoon last winter which you remember you furnished us. In case you have any musical attractions in our vicinity next winter, over Sunday, I wish you would let me know. ROELIF B. SMITH, General Secretary Y. M. C. A.
|Title||Imperial Ladies' Quartet|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Paige, Maude L.
Bryant, Nellie A.
Flett, Jean Reid
Bryant, Adah Mabel
|Corporate Name Subject||Imperial Ladies' Quartet|
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