Coronation Choir

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1953 Newspaper Clippings

Item consists of digital scans of some of the 1953 newspaper clippings pertaining to the Appleby College Coronation Choir.

1954 Prospectus brochure

Item consists of the 1954 Appleby College Prospectus brochure.

The brochure includes an aerial photograph of the college campus, interior and exterior views of the chapel, science lab, classrooms, recreation room, wood working lab, dorm rooms, school plays, choir - including a mention of the choir at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, football, hockey and gymnastics, cadets - including a photograph of the group saluting Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their Canadian Tour in 1951, the library, Cub Scouts, Sports Day and Awards Day.

The brochure describes the aims of the college, lists awards available for students, daily routine timeline, curriculum, rules and regulations as well as other information about the school.

1960 Prospectus brochure

Item consists of the 1960 Appleby College Prospectus brochure.

The brochure includes an aerial photograph of the college campus, interior and exterior views of the chapel, science lab, classrooms, recreation room, wood working lab, dorm rooms, school plays, choir - including a mention of the choir at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, football, hockey and gymnastics, cadets - including a photograph of the group saluting Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their Canadian Tour in 1951, the library, Cub Scouts, Sports Day and Awards Day.

The brochure also includes photographs and information on the new Memorial Classroom Building and the newly built gymnasium.

The brochure describes the aims of the college, lists awards available for students, daily routine timeline, curriculum, rules and regulations as well as other information about the school.

Brad Brown fonds

  • F09
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1954 ; 2014

Fonds consists of material of Brad's time as a student at Appleby College. In particular, it includes material pertaining to his time as a member of the school's Coronation Choir. Fonds consists of two series: Coronation choir and School days.

Brown, Brad

Brad Brown on board ship

Item consists of a black and white photograph of Brad Brown onboard the SS Empress of Australia headed to England as part of the Appleby College Coronation Choir. He is standing beside a lifeboat.

Commonwealth Service of Youth, Westminster Abbey

Item consists of a a 33 1/3 rpm mono sound recording of the Commonwealth Service of Youth at Westminster Abbey on June 7, 1953 for the Coronation of Elizabeth II.
Side one: Introduction by Major F.J. Ney. Fanfare by Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. The National Anthem. The Bidding prayer by the Dean of Westminster. 'All People that on Earth do Dwell'. The Thanksgiving by the Precentor.
Side two: Intercession led by the moderator of the Free Church Federal Council. "City of God, How Braod and Far". Excerpts from the sermon by the most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of Canerbury. Commentary by the Rev. E.H. Patey. 'He who would valiant be'.

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.

Commonwealth Youth Movement Pin

Item consists of a Commonwealth Youth Movement Pin and reads 'First Unto God Then to the Queen" this text is encircled with a knight on a horse. The top of the pin has the royal crown to signify Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. These pins were given to members of the Appleby College Coronation Choir.

Coronation Choir

Series consists of material related to Appleby's Coronation Choir and contains a travel diary, newspaper clippings, footage that Brad shot using his Brownie camera of choir members onboard the SS Empress of Australia, parts of the Coronation parade on Coronation Day and touring various sites throughout England. Other material includes a Commonwealth Youth Movement pin, record and photographs of the trip.

Coronation Choir

Series consists of the Appleby College Coronation Choir itinerary, greeting cards to showcase this momentous event, and a scrapbook assembled by Mayor's parents which contains newspaper clippings highlighting the publicity of the Coronation Choir.

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.

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.

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 newspaper clippings

File consists of two newspaper clippings about the Appleby College Coronation Choir and the ship they travelled on. The one clipping includes a photograph of Edmund 'Brad' Brown.

Coronation Souvenir Booklet

Item consists of a digital scan of a souvenir booklet about the coronation ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quarterly 1983_07

Item consists of the July 1983 edition of the Appleby Quarterly magazine. It includes an article about the death of Ned Larsen, former Headmaster of Appleby College. It also includes an article about the naming of the school library after Old Boy Raymond Massey. It includes an articles about the Coronation Choir reunion, the establishment of the E. Leslie Bott Memorial Bursary Fund and the 'Coronation Window'.

Quarterly 2014_Spring

Item consists of the Spring 2014 edition of the Appleby Quarterly magazine. It includes articles on Appleby's new composting program, the Student Mental Wellness Review, the 20th anniversary of the Baillie House residence, the first recipients of the Sir Edmund Walker Scholarship, the fundraising gala auction, new technology for Appleby, an interview with Faculty member Sheila Kuyper, an interview with Alumni Dr. Fiona Schulte '97, overview of student trips to Panama, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Mongolia. It also includes an article about the Appleby Coronation Choir from 1953.

Reunion Material

Sub-file consists of correspondence regarding the reunion of the Coronation Choir in 1983 as well as the purchase and installation of the Coronation Choir stained glass window in the chapel.

Rod Mayor in choir robe

Item consists of a black and white photograph of Rob Mayor in choir robe holding a book and singing. This photograph is on the first page of the Rod Mayor scrapbook compiled by his parents about the Appleby College Coronation Choir.

Rod Mayor Scrapbook

Item consists of a scrapbook compiled by Rod's parents containing newspaper clippings highlighting the publicity of the Appleby College Coronation Choir. There is also one photograph of Rod in his choir robe singing.

Rodney Garth Mayor fonds

  • F12
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1953

Fonds consists of records relating to the publicity of the Appleby College Coronation Choir. Records include itinerary correspondence, greeting cards, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings, as well as one boxing photograph.

Mayor, Rodney Garth

Travel diary

File consists of a travel diary written by Brad Brown during his trip to England as part of the Appleby College Coronation Choir as well as his trip to the Near East with fellow student Bill Green and his family. He talks about life on the ship during their travel to England, singing and touring various sites in England as well as sightseeing in Beirut, Jerusalem and Barcelona. Brad later wrote an article for the June 1954 Argus Yearbook about his Near east trip. It can be found on page 56.

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.

Video of Appleby College Coronation Choir trip to England

Item consists of two silent movies taken by Brad Brown during his trip to England as part of the Appleby College Coronation Choir. The first movie includes images of the students onboard the SS Empress of Australia heading toward England. The second video consists of the students in England watching the Coronation parade and visiting sites in England. A third video of students during Sports Day at Appleby is included in the digital version (AV-15).