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CHICAGO LYRIC QUARTET Figure Redpath Figure DE HAVEN CHICAGO THE CHICAGO LYRIC QUARTET is not only composed of four fine voices, excellent is solo work and notable for harmony in ensemble, but present in special costumes selections from grand opera. And, not only is this quartet prepared to sing the leading roles from such operas as the Bohemian Girl, Martha, Romeo and Juliet and Lilly of Kilarney but the coming season will present selections from other operas not so often heard as those mentioned. The selections of this organization from the standard oratorios also represent a feature worthy of special mention. Collins Brock, basso and manager of this quartet, is a singer of large experience, in the realm of both sacred and secular music. In addition to his work in the concert field, Mr. Brock has held the position of choir director and soloist in one of Chicago's largest churches for more than eight years. During the past year he has been at the head of the vocal department of Chicago Evangelistic Institute, as well as maintaining a studio in the Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Recently he became vocal instructor in Ohio Wesleyan School of Music at Deleware, O. Eudora M. Brock, another member of this quartet, has a high lyric soprano voice. She is a daughter of a celebrated muscian and has always lived in an environment of song. She was at one time first soprano of the University Ladies' Quartet of Chicago and later a member of the Chicago Lyric Quartet. She is a pupil of L. G. Gottschalk and sang Figure DE HAVEN CHICAGO the leading roll with the Gottschalk Lyric Club in Romeo and Juliet in 1908. The Chicago Inter Ocean published her photograph in connection with this event. The Music News speaks of her singing in the Elijah and says that she took her part competently and won hearty applause. The Cleveland, O., Leader speaks of her having a beautifully, clear, sweet voice. Miss Lucy J. Hartman, the contralto with this quartet, was for years a pupil of the late L. G. Gottschalk, and is well known in musical circles, especially in Chicago, where she has won many hearty words of appreciation from the musical critics. She is a favorite soloist with the Haydn Choral Society and has sung many opera roles with the Gottschalk Lyric Club. She won a gold medal at the Gottschalk Lyric School, and won first prize for contralto solo at the annual Winona Lake music contest. Mr. Grant Kimball has a repertoire of all the oratorios and many operas; also a wide knowledge of songs of all schools. He has a beautiful voice which, combined with a pleasing stage presence, makes him a most satisfactory singer. Mr. Kimball is tenor soloist at the Second Baptist Church, also the People's Synagogue Association, Chicago. Miss Helen Gallup, accompanist of this company, is a graduate of the Chicago Musical College, is accompanist for the Chicago Madrigal Club, and studio accompanist for one of Chicago's best known vocal teachers. THE CHICAGO LYRIC QUARTET Figure RECENT COMMENTS OF THE PRESS With this first appearance of the Chicago Lyric Quartet in Plymouth this aggregation of musical artists has gained a place that is theirs alone with our people, and if they should come back will receive a hearty welcome. No one could go away Wednesday evening, and feel disapointed after the performance given by the Chicago Lyric Quartet.— Plymouth (Ind.) Daily Republican. The entertainment features of Saturday were musical numbers by Chicago Lyric Quartet, a Redpath organization. Eudora Moody Brock, soprano; Lucy J. Hartman, contralto; Grant Kimball, tenor, and Collins J. Brock, bass; Helen Gallup, pianist. Each member of the quartet is a competent soloist, and in ensemble numbers in time, tone, modulation and expression, gave an excellent recital. The vocal selections were sustained by excellent accompaniments by Miss Helen Gallup, a skilful pianist.— The Charlotte (Mich.) Leader. The Chicago Lyric Quartet gave a sacred concert (Sunday) of the sweetest of music, and was encored repeatedly.— Niles, (Mich.) Daily Star. The Chicago Lyric Quartet gave a musical concert at the Chautauqua Wednesday night. The latter part of its program was a part of the immortal opera Martha. Martha is elegant, grand, majestic and so was the presentation by the Lyric Company. The audience was large, a thousand being under the tent, and for the first time the extra seats which the management has in reserve were sold.— Plymouth (Ind.) Daily Democrat. Today the Chicago Lyric Quartet, one of the best collection of singers obtainable in Chicago, appeared before a local audience and the impression they made was great. Their appearance this evening, offering Rochester people the opportunity to witness grand opera almost at their own doorstep, will undoubtedly be greeted by a large crowd.— Rochester (Ind.) Daily Republican. The Chicago Lyric Quartet captivated the audience with their evening program and were forced to respond to encore after encore. Their rendition of the second act of the opera Martha was a rare musical treat.— The Evening Sentinel (Rochester, Ind.) In the singing of the selections from the opera Martha the quartet showed its art. The famous old song, The Last Rose of Summer, by the soprano was the hit of the evening.— Kendallville (Ind.) News-Sun. The oratorio numbers were well rendered and brought out the real power and training of the voices in a way that none of the other selections had. Miss Hartman has a contralto voice of admirable clearness and sings with good enunciation. Mrs. Brock has a bird-like soprano voice of peculiar sweetness. The tenor, Mr. Kimball, has a voice capable of wide range and power, while Mr. Brock's bass notes are deep and clear. Each voice in the company has its own attributes but the four voices blend beautifully and harmoniously. The Chicago Lyric Quartet is undoubtedly destined to be popular for many seasons on the lyceum platform. Miss Helen Gallup is the pianist and accompanist. It is not often that a good accompanist is also a good piano sol ist, but Miss Gallup excels in both. Her rendition of the sextet from Lucia, using the left hand only was one of the best numbers of the evening. She responded to an encore with a selection that required some rapid fingering to which she was fully equal.— Urbana (Ill.) Courier-Herald.
|Title||Chicago Lyric Quartet|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Opera singers|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Brock, Collins J.
Brock, Eudora M.
Hartman, Lucy J.
|Corporate Name Subject||Chicago Lyric Quartet|
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