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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir fonds.  - 1895-1998.  - 14.60 cm of textual records.  - 5,335 photographs.  - 3,849 negatives.  - 148 slides.  - 19 audio tape cassettes.  - 11 audio tape reels.  - 4 film reels.  - 1 videocassette.

Administrative history
Mixed amateur choir founded by August Stephen Vogt, originally consisting of 75 voices.  Conductors of the choir have included Herbert Austin Fricker, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Frederick Silvester, Walter Susskind and Elmer Iseler.  This famous choir gives many concerts in Canada and often tours the United States. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir:  correspondence; minutes; reports; documents concerning auditions; concert programmes; itineraries; schedules; bulletins; press releases; lists of choir members; promotional material and posters; contracts; bound album of choral music, printed with the title Mendelssohn Choir; notes; press clippings; photographs of the choir; sound recordings of concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from M.B. Palijenko in 1976 and from Michael Ridout in 1994 and 1998. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

Proactive Disclosure