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  • Ideals of Music in the New World
    Text  Erskine, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 1 May 1947, 349-359     First, a performance by Glen Gould. Congratulations to the Toronto Conservatory on its 60th birthday. Ties with the Juilliard School of Music in New York through Edward Johnson. Music education in the new world. The problem of the arts in this continent as somewhat different from anything the old world ...
    Text  Erskine, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 1 May 1947, 349-359   First, a performance by Glen Gould. Congratulations to the Toronto Conservatory on its 60th birthday. Ties with the Juilliard School of Music in New York through Edward Johnson. Music education ...
  • How Music Is Made
    Text  O'Hara, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 26 Jan 1927, 17-17     The synopsis of this address indicated that it was directed to show the natural, simple, character of popular music; its power of creating and fostering real culture; and imparting much happiness to the vast masses of the people. The message that music has for everyone. The power for good that ...
    Text  O'Hara, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 26 Jan 1927, 17-17   The synopsis of this address indicated that it was directed to show the natural, simple, character of popular music; its power of creating and fostering real culture; and imparting much ...
  • the Influence of Music on the Community
    Text  Branscombe, Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 28 Mar 1928, 110-124     Mr. Branscombe was accompanied by his choir of men and boys, The Westminster Glee Singers. Our awareness of what music can do. The spiritual aspect of music. The enormous power that music has in religious observances and ceremonies. Music as the most potent former of character that the world knows. ...
    Text  Branscombe, Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 28 Mar 1928, 110-124   Mr. Branscombe was accompanied by his choir of men and boys, The Westminster Glee Singers. Our awareness of what music can do. The spiritual aspect of music. The enormous power ...
  • Music and Musicians
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 15 Dec 1949, 142-150     Some anecdotes about famous musicians. The position of the composer today, vastly different from his position in the days of church and court patronage, and in the days of the great romantic movement of the 1800s. An examination of how the composer has changed through the centuries in his typical ...
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 15 Dec 1949, 142-150   Some anecdotes about famous musicians. The position of the composer today, vastly different from his position in the days of church and court patronage, and in the days of the ...
  • Music In A Disordered World
    Text  Johnson, Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Dec 1932, 350-355     The art of experiencing pleasure through hearing as one of our most primitive and precious possessions. The pleasure implicit in music, an art which since time immemorial has swayed the emotions of humanity and which, especially at this time, has an important bearing on our mind and spirit in a ...
    Text  Johnson, Edward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Dec 1932, 350-355   The art of experiencing pleasure through hearing as one of our most primitive and precious possessions. The pleasure implicit in music, an art which since time immemorial has swayed the ...
  • Music and the Empire
    Text  Neel, Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 15 Oct 1953, 21-28     An alternation of the title: "Music IN the Empire." Some idea of the experiences the speaker has had within the Empire as far as music goes, and also his travels in different countries and what he has found there. A musical travelogue. Personal experiences, anecdotes and reminiscences of the speaker's ...
    Text  Neel, Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 15 Oct 1953, 21-28   An alternation of the title: "Music IN the Empire." Some idea of the experiences the speaker has had within the Empire as far as music goes, and also his travels ...
  • A Musical Day
    Text  Hobbes, G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 18 Apr 1929, p. 167     The affectionate regard of the whole Company for Canada as a whole and Toronto in particular. The value to practical imperialism of the interchange of visits between musically minded folk from one part of the Empire to the other. A musical programme then took place, with many pieces from the ...
    Text  Hobbes, G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 18 Apr 1929, p. 167   The affectionate regard of the whole Company for Canada as a whole and Toronto in particular. The value to practical imperialism of the interchange of visits between musically minded folk ...
  • The Music of the People
    Text  Gibbon, J. Murray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 31 Oct 1929, 278-288     The speaker was assisted by Miss Mary Frances James, Soprano; Mr. Herbert Hewitson, Tenor; and Mr. Harold Eustace Key, Pianist. Mr. Hewitson begins with a solo. A discussion of folksong. Folk music in Toronto, with examples. Folktunes which familiar to the audience. Hymns that are folktunes, with illustrative examples. The ...
    Text  Gibbon, J. Murray, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 31 Oct 1929, 278-288   The speaker was assisted by Miss Mary Frances James, Soprano; Mr. Herbert Hewitson, Tenor; and Mr. Harold Eustace Key, Pianist. Mr. Hewitson begins with a solo. A discussion of folksong. ...
  • Christmas Meeting
    Text  MacMillan, Sir Ernest, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 20 Dec 1951, 145-157     Christmas meeting with Christmas music by The Schola Cantorum of St. Michael's Cathedral, Directed by Rt. Rev. J.E. Ronan. First, an address by Sir Ernest MacMillan speaking on music.
    Text  MacMillan, Sir Ernest, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 20 Dec 1951, 145-157   Christmas meeting with Christmas music by The Schola Cantorum of St. Michael's Cathedral, Directed by Rt. Rev. J.E. Ronan. First, an address by Sir Ernest MacMillan speaking on music.
  • Canadian Music at a Crossroad: 10 Reasons Why Canada's Music Industry Needs a New Policy Framework
    Text  McCabe, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 28 Mar 2001, 276-286     10 Canadian music artists and icons who had no choice but to go to the United States to achieve their full potential. Why we all lose in that situation. Becoming more successful at fostering Canadian talent in Canada. The music industry; the music industry in Canada. Cause for celebration and ...
    Text  McCabe, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 28 Mar 2001, 276-286   10 Canadian music artists and icons who had no choice but to go to the United States to achieve their full potential. Why we all lose in that situation. Becoming ...
  • Keep the Music Playing in Toronto
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 27 Feb 2002, 381-390     The community of Toronto - how much it has changed - the challenges and possibilities, especially in relation to the Toronto Symphony. Some myths about the orchestra. Some realities. The choice to produce the kind of city we want to live in.
    Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 27 Feb 2002, 381-390   The community of Toronto - how much it has changed - the challenges and possibilities, especially in relation to the Toronto Symphony. Some myths about the orchestra. Some realities. The ...
  • What Is This Business of Conducting?
    Text  Stewart, Reginald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 18 Apr 1940, 446-456     Ladies Day. What lies behind a symphony concert. The business of conducting. Dealing with the same three elements that a business man would have to deal with: his material as the music which the composer has written; his means which are a group of instrumentalists, known collectively as an orchestra; ...
    Text  Stewart, Reginald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 18 Apr 1940, 446-456   Ladies Day. What lies behind a symphony concert. The business of conducting. Dealing with the same three elements that a business man would have to deal with: his material as ...
  • Music and Peace
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 19 Dec 1946, 149-156     The building of peace not an easy task. Spiritual values that serve to build the world and to build peace; none more important than culture. The need to support a policy which combines both political and cultural leadership if we are to have a true peace, based upon that freedom ...
    Text  Mazzoleni, Ettore, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 19 Dec 1946, 149-156   The building of peace not an easy task. Spiritual values that serve to build the world and to build peace; none more important than culture. The need to support a ...
  • Jazz; Whence? Why? Whither?
    Text  O'Hara, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Feb 1924, 88-96     An address of music, wit, and comedic entertainment focussed on the subject of Jazz. Some amusing definitions of the term "Jazz." The universal love of music. Indefinable jazz. How the word has been used. The speaker's definition of jazz. Many personal anecdotes and reminiscences told in an amusing style. Encouraging ...
    Text  O'Hara, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Feb 1924, 88-96   An address of music, wit, and comedic entertainment focussed on the subject of Jazz. Some amusing definitions of the term "Jazz." The universal love of music. Indefinable jazz. How the ...
  • Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
    Text  Lamon, Jeanne and Haight, Lynn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 18 Nov 1999, 158-171     Jeanne Lamon: Artistic and administrative leaders working together at Tafelmusik. The success of Tafelmusik. The music and the philosophy of music-making of Tafelmusik. The revolutionary nature of the music and what it means. The instruments used. [Tape recorded music is played several times during the speech to help illustrate many ...
    Text  Lamon, Jeanne and Haight, Lynn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 18 Nov 1999, 158-171   Jeanne Lamon: Artistic and administrative leaders working together at Tafelmusik. The success of Tafelmusik. The music and the philosophy of music-making of Tafelmusik. The revolutionary nature of the music and ...
  • Patriotism and Poetry
    Text  Boulton, Sir Harold E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 1 Nov 1928, 235-241     Examples throughout history of inspiration obtained from song and verse. Instances of songs that have had a tremendous effect upon the times in which they were sung or produced. How this affects the modern Canadian tunes. Examples of how we have been affected by songs and poetry from England, Ireland, ...
    Text  Boulton, Sir Harold E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 1 Nov 1928, 235-241   Examples throughout history of inspiration obtained from song and verse. Instances of songs that have had a tremendous effect upon the times in which they were sung or produced. How ...
  • Good Music Made Popular
    Text  Stewart, Reginald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 13 Dec 1934, 173-182     Music inherent in us all; fundamentally a part of our nature. Early manifestations in the Book of Genesis. Music as the real universal speech of mankind. The experience of hearing music in a concert hall. Wanting to do more for the humble lover of music and those she represents. Why ...
    Text  Stewart, Reginald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 13 Dec 1934, 173-182   Music inherent in us all; fundamentally a part of our nature. Early manifestations in the Book of Genesis. Music as the real universal speech of mankind. The experience of hearing ...
  • The Concert Hall as an Artistic Instrument
    Text  Stern, Isaac, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 15 Nov 1979, 108-115     To the performer on stage, the hall is indeed another instrument. Why this is so. The performer's respect for a hall. The responsibility of a community that takes on the adventure of building a concert hall. The need for a permanent and healthy performing fund. The issue of finances. Can ...
    Text  Stern, Isaac, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 15 Nov 1979, 108-115   To the performer on stage, the hall is indeed another instrument. Why this is so. The performer's respect for a hall. The responsibility of a community that takes on the ...
  • Learning Through The Arts
    Text  Simon, Dr. Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 1 Dec 2005, 172-181     The Royal Conservatory of Music - in the midst of an exciting growth period - some details. Creating educational programs that use the arts to develop aspects of thinking, learning, and communicating. Some history of the RCM. The structure of the RCM - the six main areas of activity. The ...
    Text  Simon, Dr. Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 1 Dec 2005, 172-181   The Royal Conservatory of Music - in the midst of an exciting growth period - some details. Creating educational programs that use the arts to develop aspects of thinking, learning, ...
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