Subject: Choral Music

27 entries.

Canadian Jubilee Singers - Spritituals

The Canadian Jubilee Singers were a professional vocal group pattered after the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University in Tennessee. They sang the same brand of African-American spirituals, but were mostly from the Hamilton area. William and S...

Christmas Hymns - Judea and Pilton

Two Christmas hymns from singing school books used in Ontario. "Calm on The Listening Ear of Night" (Judea) is from "The Keynote" (New York, 1865)a book found in Morpeth, Ontario. (See the entry for "Gaff Linkum" for more information about this book) This...

Christmas Song

A CHRISTMAS SONG FROM NORFOLK COUNTY - 1828. In 1828 John Collver, a settler from New Jersey published a collection of verse called "The Upper Canada Hymn Book" It contained hymns and other poetical works. The copy I have seen was in the Eva Brook Donly M...

Come Back To The Farm

Come Back To The Farm - This song appeared in the periodical "The Ontario Farmer" of January 1869. The lyrics take on the age-old theme of the offspring of farmers leaving the farm for careers and lives elsewhere. It has a nice four-part chorus. See also:...

Father's A Drunkard and Mother Is Dead - Temperance Song

This cheery item is from The Canadian Musical Fountain & Prohibition Singer: for temperance meetings, Bands of Hope, temperance conventions, social gatherings, home circle, &c. by C. W. Coates - Published 1874

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