$125.00

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Description: African-American composer and conductor, Leonard de Paur (1914-1998), boldly signed this program in pencil for a 1950 production of De Paur’s Infantry Chorus at the Troy [NY] Music Hall.
 
By 1936, de Paur was already the musical director of the Negro Unit of the Federal Theater Project in New York City. As a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII, he directed the play Winged Victory, which later became a great success on Broadway. De Paur was also assigned to an all-male chorus during his stint in the infantry, which resulted in the De Paur Infantry Chorus.
 
Four page program measures 9 ½” x 12 ½” when open. Item #A00571.
 
Condition: Very good condition.