- 1975-2020 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
10 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Founded in 1975 by Dorothy Graziani with the support of Dr. Boyd Neel, the Toronto Wagner Society is a non-profit organization of people with a common love of the music dramas of Richard Wagner. The Society's objective is to encourage interest in, study of, and further presentation of the music-drams of Wagner. The Society meets monthly and organizes various events (lectures, interviews, video screenings, roundtable discussions, debates, and reviews). Their newsletter, Wagner News, is issued to members 3-4 times per year and features articles, reviews, and information about Wagner performances worldwide. The Society also maintains a scholarship to support young singers.
Past chairs of the Society are: Dorothy Graziani (1975-1981); Eric Domville (1981-1985); Hans de Groot (1985-1990); Frances Henry (1990-1996, 2007-); Linda and Michael Hutcheon (1996-1999); Wayne Gooding (1999-2001); Helmut Reichenbächer (1999-2003); Richard Rosenman (2001-2005); Jim Fisher (2003-2007); Yvonne Chiu (2005-2009); and Lorne Albaum (2009-2013).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the Music Library by Brian Corman, first treasurer of the Toronto Wagner Society (A2022-07). Further accruals possible.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of newsletters and ephemera produced by the Toronto Wagner Society.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Fonds is arranged into four series: (A) Newsletters; (B) Programs for special events and concerts; (C) Agendas, minutes, and memorandums; and (D) Brochures and historical information on the Toronto Wagner Society. Most series are arranged chronologically.