08 July 2015

The Great War and the Canadian Musical Community

The following is an announcement from the Pinhey's Point Foundation.
With the outbreak of hostilities, vocal citizens questioned the morality of the German classics and wartime piano purchases. To explain its contributions to the home front, the music trade launched a Canadian Bureau for the Advancement of Music, and an aggressive campaign for 'Music in the Home.'
On Friday July 10, 2015, 7:00 pm, at Pinhey's Point Historic Site there will be a public lecture on the topic by Madelaine Morrison.  It accompanies our 2015 exhibit 'Songs of the Allies', about the sheet music collected during the First World War by the daughter of the South March postmaster.  It also marks the opening of the third of our three major exhibitions this summer, 'The Pinhey Family at War 1914-1918' on view from Wednesday, July 8. 
The speaker Madelaine Morrison was awarded a 2014 Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement for her doctoral thesis in music history at Carleton University.
Thanks to Bruce Elliott for the tip.

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