Local music history — Teen composer

  • It was a “glowing tribute” of the Rhondda Welsh Male Glee Singers, set to appear Jan.1 at the Glens Falls Armory.
  • On Nov. 8, 1971, The Post-Star reported that Mayor Robert Cronin proclaimed “Operetta Club Week” in Glens Falls to recognize the opening of the 35th anniversary season of the Glens Falls Operetta Club, now Glens Falls Community Theater.
  • On Aug. 23, 1946, The Post-Star reported that Elkan-Vogel Co. of Philadelphia would publish a “Saratoga Orchestration Series” of new works that debuted at the Spa Music Festival Sept. 3–15 at Saratoga Springs.
  • On March 2, 1946, The Post-Star reported that Mary Reardon, organist at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Glens Falls, supervised the installation of a new Hammond organ at the church.
  • On Dec. 27, 1946, The Post-Star reported that Robert Jacobs of Glens Falls was a member of the 250-voice Syracuse University School of Music Choir that performed Brahms “Requiem” on a national radio broadcast.
  • “The night toilers of The Star dropped their sticks and pencils temporarily last evening to look down upon a varied and enlivening scene in Fountain Square and the immediate vicinity. The Citizens’ Drum Corps was starting off its street parade.” — The Morning Star, July 30, 1887

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

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Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY