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Estrie Young Singers fonds
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CA ETRC P123
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0,33 m of textual records. - 1 drawing. - 120 photographs. - 5 artefacts. - 14 audio tape cassettes. - 19 paintings.
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Estrie Young Singers is an auditioned choir for children founded in 1987 by Nancy Rahn and a group of volunteer parents. It was incorporated in 1990 as a non-profit organization having its head office in Lennoxville. The choir's French name is "Les jeunes chanteurs de l'Estrie". Its mandate is to provide solid musical and singing training to children aged 8 to 16 years old. The choir gives concerts, performs for organizations and churches throughout the Townships, and participates in regional events. The choir is directed by a Parents' Committee including, as ex officio members, the choir director and the accompanist. The Parents' Committee is responsible for administrative and financial matters and the choir director for all musical decisions. Financial resources available come from fees, fund-raising activities, and private donations. Nancy Rahn was Choir Director was from 1987 to 1998 and Annette Ýien from 1998 to 1999; accompanists have been Cheryl Stroud, Gloria Scott, and Sarah Heath. The Estrie Young Singers suspended its activities in 1999.
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The fonds contains source material on the management and the activities of a regional children choir, the Estrie Young Singers, from 1987 to 1999. It provides information on the administrative decisions taken by the Parents' Committee, on the efforts made to obtain the financial resources necessary to hold the choir's activities, on the concerts performed in the region, and on the social activities organized for the choir members. The fonds consists of mainly minutes, correspondence, budgets, financial statements, grant applications, membership lists, programmes, posters, press clippings, scrapbooks, trophies, and photographs. It is comprised of the following series: Administration (1987-1998), Financial Resources (1988-1999), Membership (1987-[199-], Performances and Events (1987-1998).
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The following catalogue is available: Catalogue to the Estrie Young Singers fonds (P123), prepared by Sylvie Côté, 2000.
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The press clippings were photocopied on permanent paper.
The fonds was donated in 1999 by the Estrie Young Singers, in 2011 by Ruth Sheeran, and in 2012 by James Sweeny.
There is 1 new accrual to be processed: 0.03 l.m. of textual records, 9 audio tapes, 6 disquettes, 2 floppy disks and 19 paintings.
Most of the documents are in English, some in French.
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28 janvier, 2016