Sunday, August 5, 2012

Longfellow Chorus: 'Samuel Coleridge-Taylor met Theodore Roosevelt in the White House...on Monday, November 14, 1904.'

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at 23

Charles Kaufmann, Artistic Director of Longfellow Chorus, reports the time and date of the historic meeting between Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt:

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Published on Aug 4, 2012 by

Today, August 4, 2012, I discovered in the Library of Congress that Samuel Coleridge-Taylor met Theodore Roosevelt in the White House sometime between 12 noon and 12:30 PM on Monday, November 14, 1904. Earlier in the day, I dropped by a choral rehearsal at Washington's Metropolitan AME Church in preparation for our filming on August 6 and 7, 2012. If this is an early indication, our film, "Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912," will be a substantial and moving contribution to biographies of the composer.

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K.,]

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As I remember, T. Roosevelt was busy during his re-election campaign, which is why he didn't get to the CT concert.
Dominique-René de Lerma

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