Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Will Sing So That Children May Get Fresh Air" (1923)

        The members of the Troy Vocal Society will have an outing tomorrow at Luther's White Sulphur Springs Hotel on Saratoga Lake. A short rehearsal will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the regular rehearsal rooms, the Troy Y.W.C.A., and the party will leave for Saratoga Springs promptly at 11 o'clock. In the afternoon a program of sports will be enjoyed and at 8:30 p.m. the society will give a concert int he hotel for the benefit of The Troy Times Fresh Air Fund, thus resuming a practice followed until the war. The program follows:

"My Homeland".....Specks


Troy Vocal Society.

Contralto solo

Mrs. Thomas F. Luther.


"John Peel".....Old English

Troy Vocal Society.


Mrs. Thomas F. Luther.


"Land Sighting".....Grieg

(Incidental solo by Theron L. Reynolds.)

Troy Vocal Society.

        William L. Glover will be the director and H. Townsend Heister accompanist.

        The following verses on the program explain the object of the concert:

We are singing tonight, everyone,

        In Charity's gentle employ;

For we wish by our music to help

        The destitute children of Troy.

The children who go to the hills

        With the Fresh Air Fund of the Troy Times;

'T is the thought of their gladness that fills

        All our melodies, all of our rhymes.

Who can tell of the good done each year

        To these hundreds by fortnights of health?

A gift to these little ones made

        Increases the giver's own wealth.

If you like us, then make your return

        In the way that sweet Charity bids;

For we are not kidding when we

        Ask you to help us help the kids.

"Will Sing So That Children May Get Fresh Air; Vocal Society Annual Outing at Saratoga Lake Tomorrow." Troy Times. June 22, 1923: 5 col 5.

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