82e ANNÉE: 1908-09

Committee

President: Gabriel Fauré
Vice-Pres., 1r chef: André Messager
2e chef: Ph. Gaubert
Secretary: Th. Heymann
Comm. pers.: Couppas
Comm. mat.: Charles Austruy
Agt. compt.: Mimart
Arch.-Caissier: Pierre Chavy
Rép. chant: Gallon
Memb. adj.: Willaume

Insp. Salle: Vernaelde

Caisse de Prévoyance
   Secretary: Gasser
   Agt. compt.: Louis Bleuzet
   Treas.: Rose

Season

20 concerts
New works: Mozart: Idomeneo excerpts. Wagner: Die Meistersinger prelude, Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Schumann: Introduction and Allegro; Franck: Symphonic Variations; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; a cappella works of Passereau, Pierre de la Rue, Janequin.
Living French composers: Franck: Symphonic Variations, Les Éolides, Pierné: Concertstück for harp
Guest soloists: Raoul Pugno. Henriette Renié, harp, Galston, piano. Singers: de Montalant, Mastio, Mme Mell-Houert, Mlle Charbonnel, Mlle Rose Féart, Mlle Louise Grandjean (Isolde), Declo, Devriès, Froelich, Gilly, Busoi, Nanseon, Journet, (Père Laurence), Narçon, Bremont.
Assemblée Générale: 26 October 1908 extraordinaire (election of a 1r chef); 26 May 1909

Personnel

Sociétaires: Nanny (doublebass, 607), Roubier (tenor, 608), Delmont (bass, 609), Messager (26 October 1908)
Separations: Bouffy (violin, 606; resigned), Guignot (tenor, 559; resigned, illness [see Deaths, below])
Deaths: Marty (conductor, 577; 11 October 1908), Taffanel (flute, conductor, 370; 21 November 1908), Leplat (violin, 561), Lafitte (bass, 414), Audan (bass, 464), Guignot (tenor, 559)

Sources

Minutes, Committee: D 17345 (17)
Minutes, Assemblée Générale: D 17342 (1), pp. 99-102 (26 October 1908), 103-06 (26 May 1909)
Secretary's Report: D 17341 See also Th. Heymann: "Notes sur les origines de la Société," D 17264 (18).