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MUS 235

1989 International Choral Festival fonds.  - 1984-1993 (predominant 1987-1989).  - 88 cm of textual records. 

Administrative history
This choral singing festival was conceived by Nicholas Goldschmidt and took place in Toronto in June 1989.  The theme was "The Joy of Singing. " Over 70 concerts were presented, featuring choral ensembles from a range of countries including France, Germany, Bulgaria, Finland and the United States and 31 Canadian choral ensembles.  Works were also commissioned for the occasion from Canadian composers including Jacques Hétu (Les Illusions fanées) and R. Murray Schafer (The Death of a Buddha).  This eclectic festival was open to various types of music including baroque, gospel, Gregorian chant, avant-garde, Tibetan chant and folk. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to Festival activities.  These include, among other items, correspondence; minutes and activity reports; contracts; lists of donors, representatives and members of the board of directors; concert programmes; posters and other promotional material as well as press clippings. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Nicholas Goldschmidt in 1993. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

Proactive Disclosure