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1926 Figure Figure Figure THE SCHUBERT MALE QUARTET Offering a Program of High Artistic Attainment with an Incidental Series of Vivid Musical Pictures from the Life and works of Franz Schubert Figure GEO. O. MINER Bass Figure Figure Artists of High Attainment-Perfect Blend in Ensemble Figure EDWARD EVANS Baritone The Schubert Male Quartet Figure CHRISTINE L. COCHRANE Violin-Piano Figure RANCE QUARINGTON Second Tenor Figure A Para mount Program Excellent Throughout Figure ARTHUR BARWELL First Tenor Figure Figure THE SCHUBERT MALE QUARTET Featured Artists during the 1925–26 Season with Paul Ruben's Musical Comedy Three Little Maids in its Transcontinental Tour of Canada Figure THE Schubert Male Quartet, at the present time — January, 1926 — is making a twenty week coast-to-coast tour of Canada, as a featured organization with Paul Rubens' musical comedy, Three Little Maids, under the direction of Captain Plunkett, Canada's foremost theatrical producer, whose The Dumb-Bells production scored such a tremendous hit on Broadway recently. The Pt. Arthur (Canada) Chronicle under date of November 27, 1925, said: In the company is a high grade male quartet of which the noted producer may well be proud. Four excellent vocalists with unusually fine voices make up the personnel of this noted organization, assisted by Miss Christine Cochrane, pianist and violinist. An evening of real musical delight is in store for those who avail themselves of the opportunity of hearing this group. The program is high-class in every particular and will feature some of the numbers of the noted composer, Franz Schubert. Costumed numbers of the Schubert period will be given, such as The Song of Love, and other lasting melodies selected from the Schubert library of some six hundred songs, many of which were written when the now honored master of song was music master in the household of Count Esterhazy. We unhesitatingly proclaim this organization as one of the very finest singing groups in existence. Voices, personalities, showmanship and repertoire—this group is outstanding in each of these very important qualifications of a first-class male quartet. Unusually fine is the ensemble work, and each member has been a featured soloist in recital oratorio or opera during the past five years. Personnel: GEORGE O. MINER Basso and Director ARTHUR BARWELL First Tenor RANCE QUARINGTON Second Tenor EDWARD EVANS Baritone CHRISTINE R. COCHRANE Violin and Piano Mr. Evans, the baritone, has appeared as soloist with the Carl Rosa Opera Company, the H. B. Phillips Opera, and the Harrison Frewin Opera Singers in leading British cities. Rance Quarington has concertized in American and Canadian cities for several years. He was with the Gus Edwards Revue; held the lead role in Satan's Paradise, a Canadian musical comedy, and spent two years in the Hollywood studios in motion picture work. Fifteen years ago he was a famous boy soprano. Arthur Barwell has been the featured singer with the Toronto Oratorio Society during the past few years, and has appeared with great success in many American cities. George O. Miner, basso, is not only well known in Canada but in the eastern section of the United States as well, where he spent two seasons as a leading artist with a well-known recital group. Miss Cochrane is a brilliant violinist as well as an exceptionally gifted pianist. Figure THE Schubert Male Quartette, of Toronto, gave a most exacting program their first appearance here, last night. Their singing of Cadman's Indian Songs was the most outstanding quartette singing heard here in years. They are all fine vocalists and good musicians with plenty of versatility and showmanship.— “Hamilton Herald.” Hamilton, Ont. If their program over C.H.I.C. last night is a sample of the work they are doing, their future success is assured; they are the best quartette heard on the air this year.— “The News Mirror,” Toronto, Ont. The program over C.H.I.C. given by the Schubert Male Quartette was delightful. Pale Moon by Frederick Knight Logan, was the outstanding number, in which the blend of voices came over with a wonderful organ effect.— “Toronto Telegram.” The Schubert Male Quartette was excellent, the blend of tone rich and full, the program a powerful, one, but at no time beyond their capacity— “Mail and Empire,& Toronto.” The Artists Mr. Barwell—Mr. Arthur Barwell, tenor, singing with the Toronto Oratorio Society, was happiest in Every Valley his recit, Thy Rebuke and The Aria following were beautiful.— “Toronto Telegram.” Mr. Evans—Edward Evans sang Valentine from Gounod's Faust remarkably well. His voice was ample for the role and his acting splendid.— “The London News,” Eng. Mr. Evans possesses a fine voice. He sang the Toreador song with lots of fervor. He should have a fine welcome at his return engagement.— “The Birmingham Times.” Mr. Quarington—Then there was the Rose Song. I have forgotten the real name but you will recognize it if you ever see the review again. Rance Quarington sang it as only Rance Quarington could sing it—Great. He is the sort that certainly makes the world keep step and to return to the role of seeress I predict great success for him.— “Chicago Herald-Examiner.” Mr. Miner—I can only refer finally in briefest terms to the solo work of Mr. Geo. Miner, the Basso-contante, whose beautiful quality and wonderful range of voice was amply demonstrated in his singing the Prologue from Pagliacci, followed by the Horn Flegier, the first number requiring a top G sharp while the second required a bottom D.— “The Toronto Star.” During his stay here, Mr. Miner has delighted music lovers, who have come from all parts of Western Ontario to hear his evening recitals and Sunday concerts.— “London Advertiser,” (Ont.). Miss Cochrane—The choir had as soloist Miss Christine Cochrane, violinist, who gave much pleasure to the large audience. Her encores numbers were particularly admired.— “Bellville Intelligence.” THE AFFILIATED BUREAUS MUSIC LECTURES ENTERTAINERS BOSTON - CLEVELAND - PITTSBURGH - CHICAGO - DALLAS ATLANTA - PORTLAND, ORE. - CALGARY, ALTA. Figure THE SCHUBERT MALE QUARTET A Combination of Excellent Singing and Superb Showmanship Figure PRINTED BY THE W. M. KING SERVICE, CHICAGO
|Title||The Schubert Male Quartet|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Miner, Geo O.
Cochrane, Christine L.
|Corporate Name Subject||Schubert Male Quartet|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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