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WASHINGTON-TO HAVE GREATEST ORGAN IN THE COUNTRY
EXPECT INSTRUMENT WILL MAKE CAPITAL U.S MUSICAL CENTER Mea of Gigantic Pipe Organ Suggested by ! Charles W. ftarr, Prominent ft. C. Lawyer. ? WMely Known Musicians Will Be fleard in ' Recitals Which Will Be Free to the Public. Lions Club to Raise Find. . Bj WILLIAM MOOB1. TUCKED iway.in the brain of / Charles W*. Darr, Wash ington lawyer, for many years reposed the idea that Washington, as the Capital of the United States, and the logical center of the music world, should have a pipe organ the like of which has never been heard in t&is country. But Washington>did not have an auditorium large ?noui?h or acoustically perfect to house such an instrument. So the idea lay dormant until last year when Mr. Darr ?iaited Salt, Lake City during the course of a trip to the West Coast. He heard the great organ in the Mormon Tabernacle, and marveled at its majestic power and har ?ionic sweetness. The Great Idea ^ Once more was routed from ita_ cerebral storags place, and dust ed off. * If Charles W. Darr bad anything tp do with the matter, and he could get the proper support from Washington business and profes sional men as well as the public,. the Nation's Capital would have ? pipe organ greater even than the instrument In the Mormon Tatjernacle! ^pHAT is how the movement to install In/Convention Hall the proposed great organ was incept ed. Upon Mr. Darr's return to the t Capital from the West, he preach ed organ, organ, organ to his as sociates and acquaintances until finally the idea took root and flourished. Mn Darr, being an active mem ber of the Lions' Club, of this city, decided no better way of raising the 976,000 or 4100,000 necessary for the building of the organ could be- obtained than by urging the 10,000 or more Lions throughout the country to make the organ the '* gift of Lionlsm to the National I Capital. i The Washington Lions already ?. have subscribed $3,000 to the fund. Morek will be forthcoming. The governor of the Illinois district, at a recent Lions luncheon, declared, after making a liberal donation hirqgelf, that the Chicago club would contribute 100 per cent. The governor of Lower New York also promised full support. 'ess TlfHEN the organ is Installed, tfr. Darr told the writer yes terday, free public recitals will be given every day at noon. Every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be a free recital at which prominent organists and vocal cele brities will be heard. Organists from all the Washington churches will be asked to play at least one recital each year. Visiting organ tats from other cities also will be asked to prsslds at the great or "Erery day between 10,000 and 15,000 persons from every part of the world^visit Washington," Mr. Darr aaid. "These people will be come more Impressed with the won !? den of the Capital if they can hear the finest organ of ita kind in the world played by master musicians i and free of charge. At that rate we shall soon hwtr of Washington being the mecca of music lovers from all over the world. "Washington should go out of its way to encourage music and make ft possible for the public to hear good muslo free of charge. The vast majority of music lovers here are unable to pay the high prices ^ked to hear the great artists. Convsntion Hall and the big organ will be a boon to these people. t ess tffR. DARR has addressed a circular letter to 600 Lions' Clubs throughout the Country urging their support of the move? , ment. The letter reads, in part: "To purchase this organ, the In ternational officer^ have been ? sked to permit the local commit tee fo solicit from each Lion In 1. the country a contribution of. not less than (3 per member, which , sum, If responded to generally, will not only purchase the best organ of the size required that the world can produce, but will al*o supply sufficient funds for the ex peuses, If any, necessary to proper ly dedicate the organ by the Inter-? ? ?national officers and the mem bers. sll of 'whom will be invited to attend. "The members of the Washing ton clsib hsve already subscribed and their individual subscriptions will average, before the close of the campaign. It is expected, abrtut $?i to $J?H? per member. We are no* fcxktng for a donutlon from you > ?V?r vouit members at this lime, a* ' we ire hot t>ermlttrd to do so for the pre??v#. t>ul We want, if pos sible. lo have ibis orgsn made sn ? Rivals Clash Over last ?f Caraso JpRIENDLY rivalry recently aroew between Tito Sch|pn, tenor of the Chicago Opera, and Giuseppe Danise. baritone of the Metropolitan, as to which should buy a bust of Caruso by F. Veece at the Italian-Ameri can Artists' exhibition In New York. The auctioneer finally brought down his hammer In favor of Mr. Schipa. who. ac cording to report, bid the sum of $1,000 for the piece. An other bidder was Ernesto dq Curtis. Italian composer. official matter with the Interna tional and. to that end. 'his letter is to ask for your indorsement and that of your cjub, and that fact made known to tf>e board of 'di rectors through ^he secretary of your club. ' "A11 Lions visiting Washington are enthusiastic about the propo sition And some of them have asked to be allpwed to subscribe on the basis of the members of the Washington club's subscription, and indeed some haVe already done so." Church Music Today 'J'HIS afternoon. 4:45 o'clock, at the Mt. Pleasant Congr??s tlonal Church the first musical service of the season will be glv?n. The Mt. Pleasant Choru- under the direction of Norton M. Little, with Claude Robeson at the organ, and solo quartet composed of Miss Frances Scherger, soprano; Miss Cleo Koanlind,- contralto; Wm. P. bhanahan. tenor; and Raymond Moore, bass, substituting for Her man Fakler, will render a Gounod program assisted by Richard Lorle berg, cellist. The chorus will sing, "Lovely Appear" from the Re demption, "Forever with the Lord," "O Day of Penitence." Mr. Lorleberg will'play "Ave Maria." Mr. Lorleberg and Mr. Robeson will render for the prelude selec tions from "Fauat." The music for the morning serv ice ia given By the solo quartet af 11 o'clock. The program la as follows: Organ prelude, "Prelude" (Nevln); Tenor Solo, "Leave It With Him" (Ellis); Offertory; Quartet, "The Lord Is Exalted" (West); Organ Postlude. "Trium phal March" (Wachs). ? ? ? Q^lIE music at the Masonic open air service at Temple Heights this afternoon under auspices of the Grand Lodge, F. A. A. M., and the Masonic Clubs of Washington, will be by the Shrine Glee Club, Charles R. Bartlett, director, and the Washlngtonlans. Rollln Bond, director. The program la aa fol lows: By the Shrine Glee Club? "I Am Alpha and Omen" (Staingr); "The -Radiant Morn" (woodward). By the Washlngtonlans?"father Keep Us In Thy Care," "Lost Chord" (Sullivan-Hodges); "Ye Wh?? Your Sins Confess" (Gounod). ? ? 0 AT the Chapel of thp Transfig uration. tonight's musical pro gram will Include the following: CHARLES W DARR. prom <ntnJ Ha thing ton lawyer and barJcir of every mm* ment (poking toward the dine betterment of the Nation'* Capital, i$ father of the idea ot sutablishing m '.he pro posed Convention Hall the greatest pipe organ in the United States. Organ recital. "Ave Marie" 'A. Little): "Cantilena In f Minor" (Msrchant): "Menuet In G" (Bee 'hovcn): "March 8olennalle" <s?all ly): Proceaaional. Hymn M*; An ?hem. "Seek Te the Lord" (Rob erta): mpj-nno aolo. Mlaa May fttev ena. Service Anthefn, "The Day ia Ended" (Bartlett): contralto aolo. Mra. Wrenn. Sermon. Rev. -T. J. Queall^^Offertory aolo. Mr. .la men Hlcka. Receaalonal, Hymn No. 5J0. Poatlude. "Featlval Poatlude" (Setfsrt). r ' ?* * * gIR IOHN STAINER'H Immor ta.1 cantata. "The Daughter of Jalrua." will he given hy a choir of forty voices at Infra m Congre gational Church. Tenth atTee* and Massachusetts avenue, northeast, tonight at 8 o'clock. The aololata win be Net La Craig. aoprano: Charles Myers tenor; Charlea Trowbridge Tlttman, bass, and Louis Atwater. organist The can , lata will be directed by Mrs. Henry Hunt McKee. , ? ? ? 'TUB musical program today at the First Baptist Church, Six teenth and O streets, follows: Morning Scrvice ? Organ Pre lude, "Andahtlno." (DuBoise): Quartet, "Be 8tiU and Know" (Dud Icy Buck): Quartet, "Praise to God," (Potter); Organ Poatlude. "Maestoso." (Boise). Evening Service ? Twenty-min ute Organ Kecltal: "Prelude." (Tchirsx); "Meditation." (Sturgfcs): "Evening Song." (Schumann): Anther by the Evening Chorus. "Saviour When Night Involves the 8kies" (Shelley); Quartet, "Art Thou Weary," (Schnecker); Organ Poat lude. "Sortie," (Dunham). The soloists will be Mrs. Flor ence Howard, soprano; Mrs. Wil liam T. Reed, contralto; Char It* E. Riddel, tenor; Arthur C. Gor back, base, and Charlea T. Ferry, organ lat. ? ? ? ?JUIE following programa will be given today at Luther Place Memorial Church, Thomaa Circle: Morning scrvice, XI o'clock. Prelude: Sacred March 6t the Knights of the Holy ' Grail, Anthem: Jubilate Deo, incidental solos by Mrs. G. tf. Weltsel, So prano, Mr. L. M. Lelsenrlng, Tenor. Mr. E. J. Stenson, Bari tone. Offertory solo: Prayer: A) mighty Father." Postlude: The Pilgrims Chorus. Bvenlng Service 8 o'clock Prelude: Overture, Gounod: Anthem: "Ssnctus" from the 'J3t. Cecelia Mass" Tenor solo by Mr. L. M. I^einenrlng, Of fertory aolo: "O Divine Redeemer'' Postlude: Mnrch Solrnnelle, / $1.00 Makes You a Member of 0 - Jordan's Victrola Christmas Club ARTHUR JORDAN PI ANO CO. G St. at 13th Maslcai Art Balt P!anae4 to Assist Washington Opera Brilliant Affair Will Be Given at the Wiliard ? November 20 *pHE Art Ball, which In being given by the executive com mittee of the Washington Opera Company in the New Willlard ball room on Monday evening, November 20, is of more than nere social significance This bail Is arranged for the \ benefit of the producing fund of the Washington Opera Cotfipany. To give it hearty support Is to make posaibie more operatic t>ro luctlon* of the high standard of 'Aida' and. of "Samson and Delilah." These two productions placed the work of the resident com pany in tfce class with the great opera ??oir.panies of the highest recognised standing. The visit ing artists. Margate D'Alvarez. 1 Mme. Ctsneros *nd others proved a splendid aid rer bringing out the comparative ability of Wash ington artists, among whom are Charlea Trow bridge v Tittmann. George Harold Miller, Mrs. Frank lin Townsend. Mrs. Ruby Potter and many others who have sung leading roles in the operas given. More of these productions are -needed, and this art ball la for the purpose of making them pos aibie. One of the features of the hall will be a tableau group centered about "The 8p!rit of Music," which will beSrepreaentoi by Mrs. Julian 8. Carter of galtimore. "The Spirit of Music' will sum mon to appear the leading char acters of the operas already pro duped. arlof Rlgotetto. whirti mil b? the next opera to be given In Washington. The** costumed < haracters will sppear while th# orchestra plays the leading aria from the opera which they repreaant. In some cases tha music will he sung Productions of "Pirates of Pen wtnee," "Bohemian Girl," "P*g llaccl," "Faust." J'The Secret of ?'iannf." "Ormen." "Aida" and "Samson snd Delilah" have been given hv the Washington Opera Company. Edouard Albion, gen eral director and founder ' ? ? ? Soltatg Announced At Church Services Baptist Church. Fifth and Q streets northwest. Rev. G. O. Bulloch, pastor, announces the following choir soloists under the direction of Wellington A. Adams, chorister - Today at 11 o'clock. M. T. Green, baritone: 9 o'clock, Williain C. Green, baritone, of Galbraltli A. M. E. Zion Church. Sunday. No vember a, 11 o'clock. Theodore Cannadv. baritone, of Second Bap tist Church: 8 o'clock. Miss l?o nora Wedge, soor&aO. Sunday, November 12. 11 o'clock. Miss Gertrude Gibson. contralto. The public la cordially invited to at* tend these services. ? ? ? Award Diplomas at i Army Music School J'HE Army Music ! School, at Washington Barracks, here, has graduated a class of nine band leaders who have successfully fln | ished the music course there. Fol lowing arc tire graduates: T. C Clayton. Twenty-fourth Field Ar tillery; Wallace Appteton. Seven teenth Field Artillery; A. P. Ge j sell, Seventeenth Field Artillery: J. M. Jones, Fifty-first Field Ar | tlllery: O. M. Nord. Seventh In Cantry; R. M. Kckmsn. Seventeenth Field Artillery; Nicholas Frank ' Seventeenth Infantry: C. V. Ban ner. Fourth Infantry; C. F. Wad Ington. Army Music School. ' ? ? vs Seeks Citizenship . J"*;ha Helfetx.. Russian vlolltv 1st, fllM his first patters in an ap plication for citizenship in the United States repently. He first came to this country in 1J18 The violinist's father. Ruvin Heifets, made a similar application about a year ago. RENI YOUR ? PIANO PRQft mo g , EST. 1879 Sow J. Philip Ssosa Came to Get Rid of His Famous Beard March King Lost Al falfa' Crop During Opera WHEN John Philip Sousi^came to Washington some year* ago to organise and direct the Ma rlne Band, he ni a whiskered youth. Indeed, with the possible exception of the Smith Brothers, of cough-drop fame, he was the moat unmistakably whiskered celeb rity tn the United States. Not even the election to the Presidency of Benjamin Harrison, and the con sequent appearance of his set of whiskers In print, could kill off the Impression that, of all the whiskers of the world, only those of 8ousa were first-class, and the gendine article. It was as if Souaa'? whiskers had been made first, and then the others hud been fashioned from the leaving*. When, forsaking the Govern ment service and <he leadership of the musical Marines, and aetting up shop for himself with the hand which-now bears his name, Sous-* took along the whiskers. Mousa without them was unthinkabl^ Houaa took them everywhere he went. They went to Paris In 1900; they became koawn on the Seven Seas So una set a fashion In musical whiskers. Thf late Ivan Caryll, the Belgian composer, raised a set that nearly view with Houaa's. 8li Henry Wood, oi the Queen's Kail Orchestra, bred some whiskers, and they grew to great dimensions. Even Arthur Nlklsch, who died a few months ago. readjusted his whiskers to meet the Sousa stand ard. ? . The Sousa whiskers were still a flourishing crop whey. In M?y. KIT, their owner re-enll?led in th* navy and proceeded to Chicago 'n organize the hand of 1.800 at th? Great I^akes Training Station. The band grew day by day, and wrut trimmed of Its weaklings; the whiskers grew day by day. and were trimmed of their gravllng* And so, things went on an usual with music and whiskers until one Sunday late In November of 1?17. Sousa. that afternoon, was. with Mrs. Sousa. the guest of some Chicago intimates at an afternoon special performance of "Romeo and Juliet" In the Chicago Audi torium. with Muratore and Galli Curoi as the lovers. Hector Du franne, the Belgian basso, was the singer of Capuler and he wan a ?uperb figure as the iiearded. pa trician Veronese father when he held thti stage a' the end of th?' first act. making safe the ?*ca|m> of the young Montague* and hoW ing back from attack 'he Moo?J ?hlrsty young Capulets The cur 'ain fell. There were recalls and cheers and the audience turned in the entr'acte to have a look at the March King, who aJ the age of sixty-one had giv^ji up hi* band and bis flourishing business and re-cnlisied to help win the war. Sousu had disappeared . from tli? box. * And Sousa did not return to the hex. although to this day he tells how much lie en)oy?l the sec ond. third, fourth, and fifth acts of Gounod's opera. The explana tion is that another Sousa return ed?a beardless Sousa. who was recognized not at all as he sllpwrd quietly back to his sent by friend* or audience, or even by his wife' He had gone around the corner from the opera-house, put him self in a barber's chair, and said quietly: "Take 'em all off:** The following morning the ct-< ISS ESTELLE WENTWORTH, dramatic so sprarvoA who will be the principal soloist at an interesting concert to be given at the First Congrega tional Church, Tenth and G streetf northwest, on Wednesday 'night. Miss Went worth has won for her self a reputation not only in this country, but in Europe, as an opei-a and concert singer of merit. ? ?u?o Tribune carried a first-page news itom saying that 8ou?a'? whiskers were Rone. Utters of I trot est thereupon poured into the ' toper to the effect that It should not print false stories, and that | there could not be a sou Ha with out whiskers. "The war." admon ished one solemn writer. "Is not a thin* to kid or fool about." A (id the why of all this? Well, here It ia in the words of flouM. himself, told to it Chicago friend after identification had heen re established between them: ? "It wan Dufrannn there on the | stage: handsomely bearded and surrounded by young, beardless Montagues and Capulets. tbnt drove me to It. As I watched the ? abloux at the end of act I the thought bit me that, of all the 40.. ftftO blue-clad souls at Great Lakes, t was the only one with whisk er*. War was a time of sacrifice and 1 let 'em go No: .J, shall never raise another crop. I haven't the time, and I haven't the en ergy; I'm entitled to a bit of rest. I think." WaSdecker Pupils in Studio Recital! prriLS of Mrs. M. R Wat decker. assisted by the W?l decker Assembly Orchestra, pave a recital Friday night at the studio ions O street northwest Among those who participated ill the recital were Kathryn Disney. Martha Skidmore. Lillian V. May. Mrs.' .1. I.. Smith, M. Frances May. Grant Smith. Bthel and K. Hubert Waldecker, F. Donald Fehrman,, piberta Wolfe, Tlielm% Caldwell and .losvphlie Poch. This MILTON GRAND PIANO Mad? Expressly for Bungalows and Apartments Bright nr sutin finish mahogany. Beautiful bench with mu ?k rompartmrfit InrlwH. ? Our reputation for selllnR the (teat pianos at prices constat ent with quality and rendering personal service. ha* made for ua an enviable/reputation of many yearn' standing Will accept your oM Piarxi at Ita full market \ McHugh & Lawson 1222 G Street K. W. EVERYTHING MUSICAL Times Band to Get < New Uniforms Soon f ^ Z. PHILLIPS. director i<f The Washington Times Carrier*' Band, a musical organlxation which ha* won It* spurs by its recent rendition of an excellent program at the Young Men's Christian Association Auditorium. | announced last night that plans are being made to purchase new uniforms for the hovs "The uniforms will he of the cit ? if the famous Zouave regnlla." Mr Phillips said. "While the color has not yet hoen definitelv agreed npnn. it Is thought the uni forms will be olive green " ?Ttig thintca'are being planned tiv the bandsmen this season They will give several concerts during ?ho winter mouths. Tickets Now Ready I ?|? ARTHL'K SMITH. Inc an * nounce* that subscribers' tickets for the Philadelphia Orche* ?ra, Leopold Stokowaki. conductor, are now ready for delivery. The Orat concert of tlie seaaon will lie i held at the President Theatre. | Tuettduy afternoon, November 7. m.. C. Choral Snciciy Will Give Cantata "The Rose MaMcii" Musical Work by Free crick H. Cowcn Dc?^ lights Auditors The Washington Choral Society Charles Wengerd eor/ductor. will give Its first choral concert thi* season-on Thursday night at 8:30 In the Central High School Audito rium. when Frederic H- Co wen' cantata. "The Rope Maiden " will be given. , This beautiful choral work abounds In fascinating choruses and there Is much fine music wrii ten for the four sola voices. The soloists for this concert are: Mr* Ethel Haltzclaw Oawler, soprano: Mrs. Flora Brylawskl. contralto J. Allen Bell, tenor; and Charles Wengard. baritone. W. E. Bralthwalte. who !? we)l I known here for his work as dire< j tor of the chorus choir of the Vei I mont Avenue Christian Church. I will be the. guest conductor. M'Sf Edith B. Athey will be at the organ and Miss Helen Nash at th? piano. The story told In this interesting choral work la that the Queet\ of the Flower Fairies, weary of a life of unbroken' calm, prays of the newly-returned spring ^that he1 will bestow upon her aleO the gift of love that he bestows on man. He warn* her pf the risk she runs, but finally yield* to her en treaties by changing her while she sleeps Into the form of a beautiful j girl. Under the name of RoHeblosaom she wanders through the worlJ to | find the love she seeks. an<f meet? ! with a girl who. having been he i trayed and deserted by her lover loses her senses and dies broker ! hearted. Bui. deterred from her search Roseblossom becomes the wife of j a forester with whom she lives foj 1 h time in such perfect happiness that she cannot survive his death The elves bewail the fate, of th^i' queen, and curse love a* fatal l? peacp and happine** In keeping with th?? educations policy of this chorus there h*\ i l>een f>00 seats set aside at 5S cent* I for stiidents of the public school* Also, this organization lins a defi I nite policy for the encouragement | of local singers and artists of res' I merit and worth and will engage them from time to time for its con certs , L --+ .. " Son Born to Sinjrcr PTFFAt/V V- Y- Oct.*!* A WIN was horn to Brttpe Zirato. former secretary tc ! the late Enrico Caruso, and Mrs Zirato known on the concert anH operatic ?lag?> as Nina Morgana ' soprano The habv will he natnod Giavannt Bruno. On Concert Tour 1 pRANClSKA KA8PAR T.AW | SON returned to Waehint j ton last Monday from West Vir ] clnia. wber?> she gave song rccital* on Frldnv Ortoher 20 for th' \Mersmn Baptist College and foi the Marllnton High School on Sat ? tolav. October 21. Unabe Ifttsnonrttr <5rand Containing the Ampico TTyfi take pleasure in announcing that rr we have juxt received our new jtoek of Knabe Grand# and Ampicos. This nma.ll *tyle neir Knabe Ampico 'hra*d w the niost beautiful Grand we be Uire we hgve ever offered. i*~* Knabe Pianos, $875 up. ? A | * v ... . .... Q ) - ./ f" f HOMER L. KITT CO 1330 G Street N. W. .