|Item ID||egyptian 1954 1217DE.tif |
|Title||De Paur Infantry Chorus To Sing Here Jan. 7 |
|Author||By Sue Alice Martin |
|Description||Singing soldiers tho became an all-veteran chorus after World War II will perform in Shrvock Auditorium |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1954 December 17 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||De Paur Infantry Chorus |
To Sing Here Jan. 7
By Sue Alice Martin
Singing soldiers tho became an all-veteran chorus after World War II will perform in Shrvock Auditorium at 8 p. m. Jan. 7 under the direction of Leonard de Paur. The concert is sponsored by the Carbondale Gommunity Concert Association.
The Dc Paur Infantry Chorus. which has given more than 3, 000 performances, started with close harmony in a barracks at Fort
Dix, N. J., and ended as a morale unit to entertain war troops in the Pacific.
At the end of the war. Capt. De Paur encouraged the men to stay together. The chorus toured Europe nine months before returning to the States to continue choral work in civilian life.
Personnel has changed through the years and now includes Korean veterans. Every member of the chorus is a college graduate.
De Paur started his musical career as a singer in the Hall Johnson Negro Choir while also studying at Columbia University by day and working as a red cap at Pennsylvania Station by night. He later became musical director of the Negro Theatre under the Federal Theatre Project in New York. He organized and directed the Air Force show, ‘Winged Victory."
Students may attend the concert by presenting their activity tickets.