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Pan-American Exposition of 1901

SONS OF PLUCKY POLAND

United Singers of This Country try
Gather in Buffalo to Raise Voices in Song

GRAND CONCERT TONIGHT

Reception Last Night at Fillmore Hall Attended
by Many Prominent Buffalonians -
Programme for Today and Tomorrow

"Gora Piesn."
On a large banner and shield over the stage in Fillmore Hall last night the above words were inscribed. In English it means "Hail to the Song," and is the emblem of the United Polish Singers, who commenced their twelfth annual gathering there, in the interest of Polish melodies, last evening.

The 500 singers, 200 of whom are residents of Buffalo, did little routine business last night. There was a reception for the visitors, many addresses of welcome and some songs. Music plays a large part as is an essential feature in the annual convention.

Leo Olszewski of Buffalo, director general of music for the society, introduced a special chorus of picked voices from the three Polish singing societies in this city, the song being a new composition by Director Olszewski and appropriate to the occasion, "Welcome All."

Mayor Diehl followed with a greeting and committees from the Polish National Alliance, the Polish Young Men's Alliance and the Polish Young Women's Alliance also framed words of welcome.

TONIGHT'S CONCERT

At 3 o'clock this afternoon there will be a general rehearsal and in the evening a concert at the hall.
The programme follows:


Part I

March, "Polish Singers' Alliance" . . . . . . . . . . . . . R. Henry

March, "Polish National Alliance" . . . . . . . . . . . . Anton de Kontsiel
Orchestra under the direction of the general director, Leo Olszewski

"God, Creator of the World." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T. Schubert
United male choirs of the P.S.A., accompanied by the orchestra

Solo soprano, aria from the opera "Maribar" . . . [Paderewski]
Mme. Rosa Kwasigroch of Chicago accompanied by the orchestra

"Barcarola" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campani
United female voices, accompanied by the orchestra

Tenor solo, "Alicia" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asher
George W. Karpus of Bay City, accompanied on piano by Miss
Pauline Elias

"The Prayer of King Jagiello Before the Battle" . . T. Czuhski
The J. Paderewski Choir of Chicago
P.S.A. Choir No. 15

Part II

Overture, "Light Cavalry" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suppe
By the Raszeja Orchestra, directed by L. Olszewski

"The Spirit of the Vojevoda," from the opera "Straszny Dwor"
(The Terrible Castle) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grossman
United choirs, six mixed voices, accompanied by the orchestra.
Soloists Mme Kwasigroch, soprano; S. Musial and G. W. Karpus,
tenors, and T.D. Ziemisewski, bass

Soprano solo, "Queen of the Night" . . . . . . . . . . . . Tarry
Mme. Antoinette Zaremba of Bay City, Mich.

"The Spring" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F. Nowicki
Male choir "Dzwolu" P.S. A. Choir No. 24,
Soloists, A. Nowakowski, T. Kopec, L.P. Gwizdola,
directed by Mr. T. Dziewiszewski.

Piano solo
a. Zyczeme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chopin-Liszt
b. Polonaise in C minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chopin
c. Valse Chromatique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lobard
Roman Ardrzejewski of Utica, N.Y.

"Barcarola" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luecken
Female choir "Kalina," P.S.A. No. 41.

Part III

Overture, "Merry Wives of Windsor" . . . . . . . . . . O. Nicolai
Orchestra

"Flisaki" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Munchelmer
Polish Singing Circle, P.S.A. No. 27

Soprano solo, Polonaise, from the opera "Mignon" . . . Thomas
Mme. Rosa Kwasigroch, accompanied by the orchestra

"Gondoliera"
Male choir Chopin, P.S.A., No. 34

"Krakowiaczek" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L. Grossman
United male chorus, accompanied by the orchestra


Source: This article appeared in the August 19, 1901 Buffalo Courier, p. 7. It has been reproduced here in full.
See also a related article from the Buffalo Express.