- 1924-1968 (Creation)
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24 cm of textual records and photographs and art (2 boxes)
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Eileen Law, contralto and teacher, was born in Belfast, Ireland on October 16, 1900, and died in Toronto on November 30, 1978. From 1922 until 1926, she studied with Jenny Taggart (voice) and Ernest MacMillan (piano) at the Canadian Academy of Music, earning her LCAM and ACAM. From 1926 to 1936, she studied privately with Hope Morgan. Primarily an oratorio singer, she performed as a soloist at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (1923-1936) and at the First Church of Christ Scientist (1936-1945), and appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Promenade Symphony Concerts, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Apollo Musical Club Choir of Chicago, the Ottawa Choral Union, and symphony orchestras in Cleveland, Detroit, and Minneapolis. She appeared in performances of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Toronto for over 25 years.
Law taught for the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto from 1938 until 1977, and at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto from 1952 to 1961.
Material donated to the University of Toronto Music Library by Ms. Mary Black.
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Fonds contains materials relating to Eileen Law's career as a contralto and teacher, including programs, reviews and publicity materials of performances, photographs, and teaching materials.
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The Eileen Law collection is stored offsite at Downsview. To access these materials, please contact the Music Library at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
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Previously titled "Archives Collection 16: Eileen Law." Reference code (16) removed from the title of the collection July 30, 2019.
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Revised and updated October 24, 2019.