Fonds AR288 - Charles Palmer fonds

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Charles Palmer fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR288

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  • ca. 1895-1997 (Creation)
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    Palmer, Charles, 1916-1997

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30 cm of textual records

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(1916-1997)

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Charles Palmer was born on 24 June 1916 in Southampton, England, and emigrated with his family to Edmonton, Alberta in 1918. Palmer attended the Royal Chapel School at Windsor as a boy chorister (1927-30); Clifton College in Bristol (1930-34) for music performance, theory and composition; and Wadham College, Oxford as an organ scholar(1934-37). On graduation from Oxford, Palmer was appointed organist at the Chapel Royal, Windsor Great Park (1938-39), and continued in composing and performing. After the WW II, he moved to Victoria, BC where he worked as a church musician at Fairfield United Church (1947-52); Metropolitan United Church (1952-56); Song School in the Cloisters at Westminster Abbey (1957-62; St Mary's Oak Bay (1962-83). Palmer resigned in 1983 to devote himself to composing. Palmer died in Victoria 30 March 1997.

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Fonds consists of the following series: Personal records, 1925-92; Correspondence, 1928-97; Programs and reviews of performances, 1949-87; Photographs, ca.1895-97; Certificates and medals, 1924-95; Instrumental music scores, 1930-92; Secular choral music scores, 1929-93; and Sacred choral music scores, 1932-38.

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1998-058

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charles-palmer-fonds

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2013-02-05

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  • English

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