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The Kathryn Roberts Lady Quartett and Concert Co. Figure 6401 Parnell Avenue Chicago, Ill. Phone Normal 2450 526 w. 61 st. Place Press Notices and Testimonials Miss Kathryn Leo Roberts Contralto Miss Roberts was a favorite with her audience, having a voice of remarkable power and sweetness. Her Aunnie Laurie which she gave as an encore was especially pleasing, as her manner of rendering that favorite song appealed to every hearer.—Hazel, S. Dakota, Dec. 11, 1908. Miss Roberts, second contralto, took the audience by storm. This little lady has a voice of great power and surpassing volume that seemed to fill to over-flowing and her solos aroused great enthusiasm on the part of the audience. Her enunciation was perfect.—Lanesboro, Minn., Oct. 17, 1903. To Whom it May Concern:- Miss Roberts possesses a contralto voice of unusual range and quality also a fine since of interpretation, these with her personal charm stamps her as a delightful singer. FRANK B. WEBSTER, Teacher of Voice, Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Oct. 7, 1909. Miss Kathryn Roberts, the contralto has been a pupil of mine for some time and I am very glad to be able to say a word in reference to her singing ability. Miss Roberts possesses a contralto voice of unusual range and quality and sings with splendid style and intelligence. She has had a great deal of experience in public work and I am very glad to recommend her as a first-class artist. GRANT HADLEY, Kimball Hall, Chicago, Ill. The Monday Afternoon Club The Club had as guest Miss Kathryn Roberts who has for the past three years been studying in Chicago. Miss Roberts is the possessor of a remarkable contralto voice, combining sweetness and power. She sang as encore Aunnie Laurie with fine effect.— From Dubuque Daily Times Journal. Chicago, May 24, 1909. Miss Roberts has an extraordinary contralto voice and sings with much depth of feeling. She is a capable singer and I feel confident will please. She has sung much in public with success. Sincerely, W. W. HINSHAW, Director of Hinshaw Conservatory. The voice of Miss Kathryn Roberts, the contralto, is beautiful. Every tone, as she sang, was perfect, an exquisite musical sound. Her solo and encore were the genius of the evening, and her voice made the quartetts of Old Black Joe and Jaunita beautiful.—Bruce, S. Dak., Nov. 18, 1908. Chicago, Ill., Oct. 14, 1906. It has been my pleasure to hear Miss Mayfa Haines of Chicago read a number of times. She has a graceful style and a wide range as an entertainer. Having been on the platform for fifteen years and having heard many readers of distinction must say for simplicity of manner, soulfulness of delivery, and native genius in impersonation I have heard but few, if any, who are her equal. Her future is assured. FRANK C. BRUNER, Pastor Oakwoods Union Church. When Miss Mayfa Haines took the center of the stage and finished with a reading One Lie Leads to Another given in child dialect which is Miss Haines special stunt, the audience literally howled for more and continued to do so until they got it.— The Joilet Daily News, Jan. 15, 1909. Entertainment by Epworth League Inclement Weather Does Not Affect Attendance, Which is Large In spite of the inclemency of the weather there was a well filled house at the entertainment given by the Epworth League of the First Methodist church last night. The Program was made up of several numbers by local talent and was embellished with four selections which were rendered by Miss Haines, the popular Chicago reader. Miss Haines a Favorite Since Miss Haines made her debut in this city before the Woman's Club as a reader and entertainer, she has become a decided favorite and all of her selections were enthusiastically received. Her versatility was again shown by the varied nature of her selections which were all above criticism. Her first two selections, A Highly Colored Sketch and A Young Housewife's Dilemma, were both humorous and were cleverly rendered, but in the last two, The Death Disk and a Child Reading, Miss Haines showed the heights to which she has risen in her profession. It is safe to say that in child impersonations Miss Haines' equal has never been heard in Hammond. In the Death Disk the manner in which she changes from the heavy voice of the soldier to the baby voice of a little girl was remarkable, but the climax of the whole program was reached when in her last selection Miss Haines mimicked the cry of an infant. The imitation was perfect.—From The Lake County Times, Hammond, Indiana, March 8, 1907. Miss Mayfa M. Haines Reader READING AND MUSICALE At the Opera House Last Night Drew Large Attendance The entertainment given last night at the opera house by the young ladies of the Congregational church was one of the most pleasing and in many respects artistic entertainments given in South Haven for a long time. Miss Mayfa Haines of course was the star. She showed marked ability, a rare love of her work and an interpretation that is only seen in the ardent student who has had instruction of the masters.—From The Evening Post, January 23, 1907, South Haven, Michigan. Chicago, Ill., Oct. 6, 1906. Miss Mayfa M. Haines graduated from our school with credit to herself and profession. She was a most earnest and conscientious student in every department of the school throughout the course. She assisted our school in public entertainments in various parts of the city, and was very successful. She has a pleasing and dignified personality, and is bound to win. Yours very truly, H. M. SOPER, Pres. Soper School of Oratory, Chicago, Ill. Testimonials Miss Myra D. Scott First Soprano Oberlin, Ohio, June 18, 1909. Miss Myra Scott has studied singing with me in the Oberlin Conservatory of music for the past two years. She has a good voice and sings well. She has worked well and has scholarly talent. I would recommend her heartily for a concert position requiring a singer of ability. ARTHUR S. KIMBALL, Professor of Singing, Oberlin Conservatory. Oct. 6, 1909. I have listened with pleasure to the singing of Miss Myra Scott, who has a soprano voice of good compass and quality, and whose singing shows careful training and concientious study. She has a pleasing address and good stage presence. I predict for her a successful experience on the concert platform. Very sincerely, LILLIAN FRENCH READ Oct. 4, 1909. I have listened with great pleasure to the singing of Miss Myra Scott. Her Schooling has been excellent, her method is good, and she certainly sings with great art. As she grows in experience I have no doubt but that she will prove herself a valuable addition to the Public Singer list. H. W. FAIRBANK, Organist, Englewood Baptist Church. Chicago, Ill. My Dear Miss Scott: The points which impressed me when I heard you sing were the sympathy and warmth of your voice, and your easy and unassuming presence. These things, when joined to such a thoroughly musical temperament as you have make success umperative. Sincerely, EDWARD T. CLISSOLD, Choir Conductor of Normal Park Baptist Church. Chicago, Ill. Miss Kathryn A. Reed Second Soprano Miss Kathryn Reed has studied with me during the past two years. She has a soprano voice of great sympathy and sweetness, particularly praise worthy is her enunciation and it gives me great pleasure to recommend her for concert work. JESSIE WATERS NORTHROP, Teacher of Voice, Chicago Musical College. Miss Kathryn Reed has a beautiful clear, high soprano voice which is bringing her to the front as one of the leading singers. She sings with easy freedom yet with fine feeling and expression and her tones are smooth and refined. MISS ELLA MAY FREEMAN, Contralto Soloist Sec. Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill. Miss. Robert — Cont soloist & & pianist 1st alto — Miss Mayfa Haines reader 2nd soprano — Miss Agnes Tully — violinist — pianist 1st soprano — Miss Kathryn Reed — soloist — & piano accompanist
|Title||The Kathryn Roberts Lady Quartet and Concert Co.|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Roberts, Kathryn Leo
Haines, Mayfa M.
Scott, Myra D.
Reed, Kathryn A.
|Corporate Name Subject||Kathryn Roberts Lady Quartet and Concert Co|
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