Wednesday, July 29, 2009

L. P. Sponsors Cecilian Concert

from "A Place to Remember", by Georgia Payne Durham Pinkston
"The finest opportunity of hearing brilliant and classical music was offered the people of Providence on November 21, 1887, in a Cecilian Concert. The concert programme would do honor to any large city, and the reputation of the artists promises a most pleasant and delightful evening.
Mr. Y Mrs. Ganier, of Millikins' Bend, are thorough musicians. As a violinist, Mr. Ganier received his education in Europe. Mrs. Ganier, formerly Miss A. Mitchell of Vicksburg, made music a specialty and scored successes as a vocalist and a performer. The operatic and much admired voice of Miss Ida V. Noland of Omega (Plantation), could not fail to please the seveest of critics.
Our home talent needs only to be mentioned to draw a full house. The sweet and musical soprano voices of Miss McFarland, Miss Louise McCulloch and Mrs. Olive Ransedll, the euphonic barotone of Mr. Martin, the deep sonorous voice of Mr. F. X. Ransdell, prove that in the terpsichorean art we are far above cities that reckon more inhabitants than we do.
Add to that the harmonious and much pleasant strains of Miss McCulloch's harp and the dulcet melody of Mr. Benham's violin, and you will have a fair estimate of a concert that would certainly be appreciated by opera going people."

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