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Identifier: MSS 23
Overview Composer John Victor Bergquist was head of the Augustana College music department and leader of the Handel Oratorio Society and Wennerberg chorus from 1912 to 1918. This collection consists of two printed editions of Bergquist’s oratorio, Golgatha, a photocopy of a published edition of Bergquist’s Sonata for Organ, and a photocopy of a manuscript version of Bergquist’s Sonata No. V in D Minor (Sacred) for Organ.
Identifier: MSS 231
Overview The Handel Oratorio Society is a choral society composed of Quad City community members and local college students. It began in 1880 under the name Augustana Handel Oratorio Society and was founded by former Augustana College president, Olof Olsson. The Society is most famous for its Christmas season performance of George Frederic Handel's Messiah, which was first performed 12 April 1881. Charles Wuorinen's piece, The Celestial...
Identifier: MSS 30
Overview Henry Veld conducted various choral groups associated with Augustana College, including the Augustana College Choir and Handel Oratorio Society, in the mid-twentieth century. During his tenure at Augustana, Veld took the choir on annual tours where they sang in 33 of the United States, three Canadian provinces, and five European countries. In 1955, the choir appeared on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town television program where they sang "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," from the musical Oklahoma,...
- Names: Handel Oratorio Society X