Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society, 1965-1994

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Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society, 1965-1994

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  • Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society Inc.

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In 1957, Barbara Cass-Beggs, a music educator in Regina, Saskatchewan, recognized the need to expose school-age children to live music and arts performances by professional artists. Cass-Beggs helped establish the Regina Junior Concert Society, which organized three concerts of vocal, piano and orchestral performances by the Regina Conservatory. Three hundred children attended the concerts, held in Regina. In 1959, the Society organized nine concerts in six centres throughout the province. The success of the provincial tour led to the establishment of the Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society.

The Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society was incorporated under the provisions of The Societies Act (1959) on July 29, 1965. The aims of the Society at that time were to help children enjoy, understand and appreciate music by providing them with the opportunity to attend suitable concerts by artists; to help children learn how to conduct themselves at concerts in an acceptable manner; and to help develop future concert audiences who were capable of listening to music with discrimination and understanding.

The head office of the Society was located in Regina. The Society operated through a Board of Directors and Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Vice-President, the Recording Secretary, the Program Director, the Promotions Director, and the immediate Past-President. The annual general meeting was held alternately in Regina and Saskatoon and allowed local representatives to report on concerts, discuss improvements in the organization and arrange upcoming concerts. The Society relied on funding from the provincial and federal governments, home and school organizations, school boards, service clubs and local businesses.

On February 16, 1983, the Society was continued as the Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society Inc. under the provisions of the Non-profit Corporations Act. In 1994, the Society merged with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC). Junior concerts became part of the OSAC's Performing Arts Program. The Saskatchewan Junior Concerts Society was struck off the register of non-profit corporations on November 7, 1994.


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Regina Junior Concert Society

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Regina Junior Concert Society is the predecessor of Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society, 1965-1994

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Authority record created on 2008-06-04. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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