The Narberth Choral Society [with soprano Lucy Isabelle Marsh and violinist John Richardson]
The Narberth Choral Society [with soprano Lucy Isabelle Marsh and violinist John Richardson]

The Narberth Choral Society [with soprano Lucy Isabelle Marsh and violinist John Richardson]

Narberth, Pa. Narberth Choral Society, 1921. Paperback. [44] p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Tied with red thread; wrapper printed in red and black. The chorus was conducted by Clarence C. Nice. The soloists in this concert were soprano Lucy Marsh and violinist John Richardson. The chorus was accompanied by the Victor Orchestra. The Narberth Choral Society was created in the spring of 1921, opened the Steel Pier in New Jersey in June, 1921, and, as this program indicates, performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in Nov. of that year. There is no evidence that it continued to exist after that year. In 1923 Clarence C. Nice conducted the San Carlo Opera, in 1928 he became director of the Rollins College conservatory, by 1932 he was at the Orlando College of Music, and in 1935 he became state director of the Florida Federal Music project. American soprano Lucy Isabelle Marsh (1878-1956) recorded frequently for the Victor Talking Machine Co. from 1909 to the late 1920s, both under her own name and under the name Anna Howard. Violinist John Richardson (1906-2004) was a child prodigy, born in Philadelphia, who performed with many orchestras in the Mid-Atlantic region. After attending Curtis, he joined the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1935 he became concertmaster of Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians. He later joined the Dallas Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. Includes many advertisements for businesses in the Ardmore-Philadelphia area. Quite scarce. In Good Condition: wrapper lightly soiled; dampstain at upper corner of a few pages; otherwise, clean and solid. Good. Item #007841

Price: $125.00