Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1934

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1934 Edition, Page 108 of 168
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Page 108 text:

 THE 19 3 4 PERUVIAN Violin Quartet Meet the "baby" musical organization on the campus. Not only Is It the smallest but the youngest, too, having come Into being in October, 1933. when it played for the Woman's Club. After this appearance the members felt it worthwhile to continue practices together regularly, and the quartet has become one of the most "up and coming" organizations on the campus. During the year it has played for the churches of Peru, the Kiwanis Club, the District American Legion Convention, campus activities, including the Sigma Tau Delta banquet, the athletic banquet, fraternity meetings, convocation and a Sunday dormitory recital with the Geron. It has co-operated with the Dramatic Club, furnishing all the period music for "In the Shadow of a Rock." and the Christmas Guest Night plays. This spring it accompanied the Dramatic Club on out-of-town trips to Julian and Pawnee City. The College Orchestra concert at Nebraska City was supplemented by this group. All of its entertaining was not done assisting others, for the quartet played scvoral selections at Rockport, Missouri, at Auburn for the Kiwanis banquet, and Hamburg. Iowa, which made arrangements for a return engagement. "Serenade" by Slunicho has proved their most popular number this year. Wilma Silence, who plays third violin in the group, presented her Senior recital in April, while Ruth Naviaux and Eunice Burbridge both gave their Junior recitals in March. During their entire college careers all four girls have been most active in the musical field, three of them playing other instruments than the violin. Just fifty minutes after six in the morning seems an unusual time for practice. but that is the regular period selected by the group. The girls of the quartet have two souvenirs in particular of the year's work, a recording made by Mr. Kettering of Doane. and the memory of one broadcast from KMA. RUTH NAVIAUX . EUNICE BURBRIDGE First Violin WILMA SILENCE Second Violin HELEN GILBERT Third Violin Fourth Violin NAVIAUX. BURBRIDGE. GILBERT. SILENCE 96

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THE I 9 3 4 PERUVIAN £ Mhe hen sit it ' fican quet. ated vist. ulian oup. is at ent$ 'We niire ither rac- s by iolin iolin College Chorus G. Holt Steel, the director of this group, has exerted great effort and devoted much time to its growth and improvement since his coming to Peru in 1928. Professor Steele’s talent lies not alone in the directing field, for he is an excellent soloist furnishing numerous convocation and other programs. He has been a member and director of the Peru Geron, a vocal octette of mixed voices which has assisted the chorus. "Students are taught vocal music" is a line from the 1895 Peru Bulletin, but it is to Perry M. Martin that Dr. McKenzie gives credit for organizing the first "singing class amongst the students" of Peru a few years later. The Peru chorus was established as the vocal representative of Peru State Teachers College in 1930. It has grown from a small body of eighteen conscientious students, who were willing to choose singing as their sizo. Its size has grown in direct proportion to its quality and balanced talcing its place among the finest college groups in the state. Concerts have been given in many Nebraska and Iowa towns by the chorus and subsidiary groups, and each year return engagements as well as several new ones are filled. "Seraphic Song" by Anton Rubenstein with violin and piano accompaniment has been included on the chorus concert program for the past two years. "The Sleigh" by Kountz has proved most popular as has Lavouski’s "Hospodi Pomilui" as well as have several Latin sacred numbers by Palestrina. The chorus has made a specialty of very unusual arrangements of Negro spirituals; "My Lord What a Morning," "Deep River." "Swing Low Sweet Chariot." "Listen to the Lambs" and "Dig My Grave." Many of the traditional and old favorite songs of the ages are included in the chorus repertoire, selections from Brahms and Beethoven being given an important place, as the "Junita." "Annie Laurie." "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" and "Cousin Jedadiah." G. HOLT STECK major activity, to its present ratio of parts. It is rapidly 97



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