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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).
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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, /
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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
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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 --+ .. "
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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
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j ton last Monday from West Vir
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\Mersmn Baptist College and foi
the Marllnton High School on Sat
? tolav. October 21.
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