L'Orphéon Chorale Bates Manufacturing Christmas Concert, 1962
A recording of a bilingual concert by the Orphéon Chorale, a prominent Franco-American musical society, Christmas, 1962. The concert was sponsored by the Bates Manufacturing Company, Lewiston's largest employer and textile manufacturer. The recording was made for radio broadcast, probably on Lewiston's WCOU.
The Franco-American Collection is grateful to Father Robert Parent for donating the original open reel recording, and to the Maine Folklife Center for digitizing the recording.
The recording includes narration and advertisements by Bates Manufacturing, and music performed by l'Orphéon under the direction of Roger Saucier and Alexis Coté:
l'Orphéon Theme (1:15)
Silent Night (2:49)
O Come All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles (2:21)
O Holy Night / Minuit Chrétiens (4:25) - sung by André Bergeron and Conrad Vallaincourt
Sonnez Cloches (3:03) - sung by Larry and Richard Vallaincourt
Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes (2:06)
Joy to the World (1:00)
If I Had My Way, You'd Never Grow Old (3:06)
The Happy Wanderer (4:12)
Franco American Music Traditions, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Franco American Music Traditions, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine.
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English and French