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St. Joseph's School of Music sous-fonds Series
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Memoirs

Series consists of collected chronicles of Sisters’ reminiscences, including newspaper clippings, reports and staff newsletters, as well as correspondence, a history of the music ministry and memoirs.

St. Joseph’s School of Music Photographs

This series of photographic materials consists of photograph albums and a file of photographs and negatives. The photographs concern events such as performances and recitals, awards and graduation ceremonies, reunions, conventions and sisters teaching.

Music Festival Results

Series consists of results of local music festival competitions. Information contained in the files includes the names and grades of participating students, the names of prize winners and the names of teachers whose students entered the competitions.

St. Joseph’s School of Music Administration

This series of documents generated by the school’s administrative activities is organized into three sub-series:
SF03-S003-01 - St Joseph’s School of Music – Students
SF03-S003-02 - St Joseph’s School of Music – Staff
SF03-S003-03 - St Joseph’s School of Music – Miscellaneous Materials

Conservatory of Music

In 1982, the St. Joseph’s School of Music amalgamated with the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music and ceased to exist as a separate entity. Series consists of materials related to the St. Joseph’s School of Music’s becoming part of the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, including one letter.

St. Cecilia Singers

The St. Cecilia Singers were formed in 1963 by Sister Mary Margaret Childs, a singer and voice teacher at St. Joseph’s School of Music. Sister Mary Margaret studied with several prominent teachers in both London and Toronto. She formed several other choirs at the school including the School of Christ Choristers (a senior girls’ choir) and a junior choir known as the Little Radio Choir. The St. Cecilia Singers were made up of Sister Mary Margaret’s own senior vocal students at St. Joseph’s School of Music. The St. Cecilia Singers performed at many functions, won many awards at Rotary and Kiwanis Festivals, and went on several tours across Canada and the United States.

Series consists of press articles, correspondence (including correspondence with the Rotary Club of St. Thomas), event programmes, photographs (including a photograph of the St. Cecilia Singers with Sister Mary Margaret in 1965), and miscellaneous materials.