|Item ID||egyptian19541217dePaur.tif |
|Title||DePaur Infantry Chorus To Sing Here Jan. 7 |
|Author||By Sue Alice Martin |
|Description||Singing soldiers who became an ali-veteran choru5 after World War II will perform in Shryock 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||DePaur Infantry Chorus To Sing Here Jan. 7 |
By Sue Alice Martin
Singing soldiers who became an ali-veteran choru5 after World War II will perform in Shryock Auditorium at S p. m. Jan. 7 under the direction of Leonard de Paur. The concert s sponsored by the Carbondale Community Concert Association
The De Paur Infantry Chorus, which has given more than 3, OO0 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 carca as a singer in the Hall Johnson Negro Choir ihile also
ing at Columbia University by day and working as a red cap at Pennsylvania Station by night. He later became musicaldirector 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.