Choirs

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  • See also the term 'Coronation Choir'.

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Choirs

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Coronation choir itinerary letter

Item consists of a letter written by E. Leslie Bott, the Appleby College Coronation Choir director, providing an overview of the itinerary and events that the Appleby College Coronation Choir participated in during their six week trip to England in April 1953.

Commonwealth Youth Movement Coronation Programme

Item consists of a digital scan of the Commonwealth Youth Movement Coronation Programme for Canada. There are photographs of the Appleby College Coronation Choir, the Appleby College itinerary for the Coronation Choir as well as some advertisements listing the Appleby College Coronation Choir as performers.

Performances

Sub-file consists of documents pertaining to the Appleby College Coronation Choir performing in England, as well as a few performances in Canada. It includes programmes, scripts for productions that the choir was part of, tickets to various concerts.

Sub-file includes the Coronation Programme for the Commonwealth Youth Movement listing all Canadian performers and includes photographs and a schedule of events, as well as a menu for the visit to Royal Festival Hall on June 3rd, 1953, the programme for Empire Youth Sunday on May 17, 1953 and the Saint Paul's Cathedral Empire Youth Service on May 17th, 1953.

Sub-file also includes postcards showing the different cathedrals and schools that the Appleby Coronation Choir performed at in England.

Empire Youth Sunday Programme

Item consists of a digital scan of the Empire Youth Sunday Programme held in honour of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Appleby College Coronation Choir is in the programme.

Newspaper Clippings

Sub-file consists of newspaper clippings about the Appleby College Chapel Choir being chosen to perform in England as part of the Commonwealth Youth Movement celebrations for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Articles discuss the choir, their performances and their travel arrangements.

Sub-file also consists of newspaper clippings about the 1983 reunion of the Appleby College Coronation Choir group.

Coronation Memorabilia

Sub-file consists of documents pertaining to the Coronation ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953 and includes two tickets to the ceremony and information on where to sit as well as souvenir books about the Coronation.

Coronation Choir

File consists of records pertaining to the Appleby College Coronation Choir. The school Chapel Choir, under the direction of Choir Master E. Leslie Bott, was invited to perform at the Commonwealth Youth Movement Service as part of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953. Appleby College was one of a select few Canadian groups invited to attend this event. In addition to performing at the June 7, 1953 Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, which was recorded, the choir performed a total of nineteen full concerts during their six weeks in Great Britain.

In addition to this, they sang at Services in nine Parish Churches, performed in five Public Schools and made two appearances on the BBC. The Appleby College Coronation Choir performed at the Cathedrals of Winchester, Chichester, St. Mary's (Edinburgh), Yorkminster and St. Albans and also sang a special Service of Dedication for Commonwealth Youth - At St. George's Chapel, Windsor, on June 1st.

In between singing, the group was able to tour around England and Scotland, and were in the stands during the actual Coronation ceremony on June 2nd, 1953. The group was also invited to attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on the day the Canadian Regiments took over.

Thirty years after the Choir performed, they held a reunion in 1983 at Appleby College and performed as a group once again.

File consists of the following sub-files: Correspondence; Itinerary and Financial Statements; Travel Documents; Performances; Coronation Memorabilia; Newspaper Clippings; Reunion Material.

Travel Documents

Sub-file consists of documents pertaining to travelling to England for the Coronation and includes the Group Certificate of members of the Appleby College Chapel Choir which includes a photograph of each student as well as personal details. This item is RESTRICTED.

Sub-file consists of a railway ticket, the ship manifest/passenger list, postcards and documentation relating to the ships that the choir travelled on to and from England, 'Empress of Australia' and the 'Columbia'.

Sub-file also includes a theatre ticket, a day pass into Westminster Abbey, as well as permits for visiting Buckingham Palace.

Itinerary and Financial Statements

Sub-file consists of proposed and planned itineraries for the Coronation Choir trip to England, lists of clothing and personal items to bring, budgets and financial reports. It also includes the Order of Service for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.

Correspondence

Sub-file consists of correspondence pertaining to the Appleby College Coronation Choir and includes information about the Coronation ceremony, congratulatory letters, thank you letters for various performances, and planning letters for the trip to England.

Sub-file consists of the final trip report written by Choirmaster E. Leslie Bott and outlines how the trip went and were the choir performed during their trip to England.