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Creator unknown :Group photograph of the Wellington Orchestral Society in the Opera House, Wellington, Oct 1900

Reference Number: PAColl-8379

Group photograph of the Wellington Orchestral Society seated with their instruments on the stage of the Wellington Opera House, taken in October 1900 by an unidentified photographer. Identities include: J Maughan Barnett (conductor, seated middle), Herr Max Hoppe (leader), J H Rowley, Herr Norberg, Miss G Kennedy, Hugh Forrest, John Jock. 2nd Violins - Mr G A Kennedy, Miss Kennedy, J F Woodward, K Farmer. Violas - J H Schwartz (in Europe), W Brown, Miss Pilcher, F Grody. Cellos - Arthur Hammerton, Leon Cohen. Flutes - Chas Hill, T K Thompson. Oboes - Alec Wilson, Alf McDonald. Bassoons - W Murdock-Ward, William James Harland, W Burnett. Basses - Cyril Towsey. Harp - Mrs W Murdock. Horns - Wellington Raymond, Chas Henuchs. Trumpets - Frank J Oakes, Maurice Manthell. Trombones - Jos Henricks, Frank Procler, Harold Oakes.

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1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to Wellington Orchestral Society (1879-), Wellington Opera House (1888-1914), Theatres - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Orchestra - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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Creator unknown :Group photograph of the Wellington Orchestral Society in the Opera House, Wellington, Reference Number PAColl-8379 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 19.5 x 13.3 cm, with tears to left side. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures785. Orchestras (PFP-030528)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - [Inscribed with names of subjects]; Verso - centre right: Note on J Otto Schwartz: Regarded as the "Father of orchestral music in Wellington". A fine gentleman of great musical attainments. Violin and viola and a capable conductor also. As chairman of the Executive during my term as secretary of the scoiety he was most helpful, for which I am ever grateful. his was a most genial disposition and his diplomacy and tact was responsible for the continuity of the society during many difficult periods of its history. Personally, I have much to thank him for in tutoring me, both as secretary and in my knowledge of classical music. (Source: Honourably Secretary, E A Liddle).

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