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Figure Figure The CARROLL GLEESFigure Figure Figure PERSONNEL Burleigh E. Jacobs 1st Tenor, Pianist Earl A. Lockman 2nd Tenor, Manager John S. Otten 1st Bass, Reader Russell E. Oakes 2nd Bass THE CARROLL GLEES There is probably no type of musical entertainment more popular and pleasing than a male quartet concert. The Carroll Glees meet all the requirements of a good quartet. They have good voices. The smoothness of their ensemble is the result of three years' experience in chautauqua and lyceum work, in addition to three years' entertaining in the immediate locality of their home. All the members of the quartet are college men with personalities of entertainers. They are never happier than when trying to drive away someone's sorrow, or to cheer an audience worried with the cares of the day. The program of the Carroll Glees is wholesome throughout, and is designed to entertain and uplift. It includes compositions by the greatest part-song writers, such as Nevin, Rhodes, Buck and Sullivan. During every program one sacred number is given. To add interest and variety, a few solos are sung, and Mr. Otten renders several readings. Though the Carroll Glees have all the enthusiasm of a college glee club, their work is always artistic and refined; and their long period of experience before the public has given them the proper discretion in the choice of selections. COMMENTS ON THE CARROLLS Captivate Indiana Audience at Start The work of the Carroll Glee Club was thoroughly pleasing, the young men winning favor at the start and fairly captivating the audience with their choice selections admirably rendered. They were called back for many encores.— Pharos, Logansport, Ind. Splendid Personalities The Carroll Glee Club, a quartet of young men with splendid voices and persona ities that won their way to the hearts of the audience gave a varied selection of songs in a manner that brought forth much applause.— Evening Journal, Flint, Michigan. Move Kentucky Audience to Tears These gifted young men delighted the audience. They sang Dudley Buck's Annie Laurie and Nevin's Rosary in a way to bring tears to the eyes of their hearers, and then they responded with several humorous numbers, which caused bursts of laughter. Their splendid selections brought round after round of applause.— Park City Daily, News, Bowling Green, Ky. Generous Encores To say that they made a hit would be putting it very mildly, for time after time they were obliged to respond with two to four encores. —Wausau Wisconsin. Ennobling Program to College Audience But somehow, way down deep, there was a big reason why the entertainment was highly successful. The spirits of big men were sung out to the audience. Nevin, Buck, Rhodes, Sullivan, embalmed in their music, someway made themselves felt. If the entertainment may be commended, and it may, let this be the greatest commendation, that it was ennobling. —Carroll Echo. Waukesha. Wis. Fine Impersonation and Technique The Carroll Glee Club was no ordinary organization of musicians, for their technique was perfect, and the impersonations in humorous numbers were fine.— Press, Huntington, Ind. Hold Michigan Visitors by Versatility Their selections show that they know best what they can sing and they give the public that thing. It showed a wide range of ability.— Daily Leader, Mt. Clemens, Mich. Full of Life From a half column write up: Both afternoon and evening the Carroll Glee Club made a hit. Several of the songs of the afternoon were repeated by request during their evening's concert. Their voices blended beautifully and they put life into their songs.— Commercial, Vincennes, Ind. Delight with Sacred Program First on the Sunday afternoon program was a sacred concert by the Carroll Glee Club, which was received with expressions of pleasure. The young men gave some fine selections, among which were The Lord is My Shepherd and the Rosary. — Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Minnesotans Recognize Them as Rare Entertainers The quartet is a rare combination of entertainers and singers. The program was delightfully varied, humorous songs and readings relieving the heavy and more serious part of the program. The voices of the quartet blend remarkably well.— Herald. Spring Grove, Minn. Figure THE CARROLL GLEES B. F. FARRAND, Major Commandant of Cadets at St. John's Military Academy, in writing the bureau says: They have very melodious and well-blended voices, but beyond that, they have the knack of pleasing the audience. Our boys, as you undoubtedly know, are, most of them, from the larger cities and from wealthy families. They are accustomed to hearing and seeing the best in the way of entertainment. The Carroll Boys, however, succeeded in capturing them from the start, and they were compelled to respond to two encores for every number on the programme. I don't think this has ever happened before. REV. WM. H. PHELPS, Pastor of Belden Avenue Presbyterian Church, Chicago, wrote: I do not believe we have had an entertainment in the church since I have been here which has so thoroughly pleased all who attended. First of all, the choice of selections was fine, there was nothing objectionable even in their funny selections and most of the program was new. Then the character of the young men as shown in their music was good to see. I was also pleased to note that the young men made favorable impression in the homes where they were entertained. John S. Otten, Reader Mr. Otten is a reader who does more than entertain. His purpose is always to give his audience a message of cheer, instruction and uplift. He is equally proficient in humor and pathos. The characters he portrays are real living men and women. Mr. Otten, with his contagious smile, won the hearts of every one of his audience.— Racine, Wis., Daily Times. An audience which taxed the capacity of the West Avenue Methodist Church was delighted last night with The Music Master, as presented by John S. Otten, dramatic reader. Mr. Otten showed marked histrionic ability. His version of the Music Master has been dramatized by himself with excellent judgment and taste.— La Crosse, Wis., Tribune. His selections were rendered in a manner which was fully appreciated by the audience. He was forced to respond to repeated encores. — Beloit, Wis., Daily Times. REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU BOSTON. NEW YORK. COLUMBUS, OHIO. CHICAGO. BIRMINGHAM. KANSAS CITY. CEDAR RAPIDS. FARGO, N.D., DENVER. LINCOLN. DALLAS. SEATTLE. SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH-BROCKWAY BUREAU—PITTSBURGH.
|Title||The Carroll Glees|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Jacobs, Burleigh E.
Lockman, Earl A.
Otten, John S.
Oakes, Russell E.
|Corporate Name Subject||Carroll Glees|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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