Oct 24 - Amy Evans born to Leah and Thomas Vaughan Evans, Ynishir, Wales
June 17 - Arnold Gange Adams born to to George Rough Adams, glover, and Helen Robertson.
1 Kemback St. Dundee, Scotland.
Amy Evans, age 14, won the National Eisteddfod, Cardiff, Wales
1900-01 (age 14)
Arnold Gange Adams sang Handel - "Honor and Arms" at age 14 - Golfing Center, Carnoustie, Scotland
1902/03 (age 16)
FG understudied Mephisto in amateur production of Faust at age 16 Scotland (Dundee?)
1903/04 (age 17)
1903/4? - FG sings bass solo in Messiah, Scotland (Dundee?)
1904?/05? (age 18)
After damaging voice, FG began 12 years of singing lessons with Madame Amy Sherwin. (early photo, left) In later years, taught under her in London.
1906 (age 19)
May 21 - Gange's London debut at Queen's Hall, billed as Arnold Gange - accomp, Charles Marshall
Late 1906 to early 1908 - FG accompanied his teacher Amy Sherwin on an extended tour of Australia and New Zealand.
1906/07 - Issue of Amy Evans' first recordings: Pathe Etched-label discs - London
- 60543 - Theodora: Angels ever bright and fair (Handel)
- 60564 - Faust: Then leave her (w. Alfred Heather [ten], Bantock Pierpoint [bar])
- 77114 - Country Girl: Boy and Girl (Monckton) (w. Francis Ludlow [bar])
- 77115 - Veronique: The donkey duet (Messager) (w. Ludlow)
- 77116 - Veronique: Swing song (Messager) (w. Ludlow)
- 77117 - Cingalee: You and I (Monckton) (w. Ludlow)
Amy Evans sings Elsie on Pathe 18-disc set of a slightly abridged "Yeomen of the Guard".
with Emily Foxcroft, Ben Ivor, Francis Ludlow and Bantock Pierpoint.
These discs were recorded to be played from the center to the outside, a short-lived format,
and close to impossible to find find today.
Nevertheless, two cuts of the neophyte
Amy Evans as Elsie can be heard on the 1970s Pearl LP "The Art of the Savoyards - Part II".
They were not re-released on Pearl's CD distillation of the two Savoyard LP sets.
Jan - Premier production of W.S. Gilbert's and Edward German's "Fallen Fairies" at the Savoy Theater in London. Amy Evans took over the lead on Jan 4, 1910 after Nancy McIntosh left the cast. This was Gilbert's last work, and at her death in 1983, Amy Evans was technically the last surviving Savoyard.
Jan 20 - Fraser Gange (age 23) - Broadwood Concert, accomp Edward Brightwell, Aeolian Hall, London
Four Amy Evans issues on Edison Amberol 4 minute cylinders. (Thanks to Tim Gracyk for this information)
- Jul - 12183 - The Last Rose of Summer (Moore)
- Aug - 13989 - The Dawn (Guy d'Hardelot)
- Sep - 12217 - The Kerry Dance (Molloy)
- Oct - 14013 - I Wish I Were A Tiny Bird (Lohr)
Jan 7 - Opening night of Oscar Straus' "A Waltz Dream" at Daly's Theatre, London. Amy Evans plays Princess Helena, one of the two female leads.
1912 (age 25)
Apr 12 - FG London recital - 3 groups of songs
1913 (age 27)
end of year - FG toured England & Scotland
1914? (age 28)
Fraser Gange toured Australia in recital with his teacher Amy Sherwin - DUBIOUS, but in Bakers, etc.
1914 - dates unknown - FG appeared twice before K. George and Q. Mary before getting UK Columbia recording contract.
FG's British Army tour - duration, postings unknown.
1915 (age 28)
Fraser Gange's first acoustic 78 recording issued by UK Columbia:
- Jun - 2563 - Galway by the Sea / Love Filled My Cup
- Jul - 2574 - Annie Laurie / O, That We Two Were Maying
- Aug - 2582 - I Know the Place/ When I Think on the Happy Days
- Dec - 2617 - My Heart's Desire/Songs My Mother Taught Me
1916 (age 29)
Fraser Gange UK Columbia issues
- Jan - 2629 - Green Grow the Rashes, O /Sally Gray
- Feb - 2637 - Land of Long Ago /Care Flies From the Lad /- b-Skewbald Black
- Apr - 2653 - Out of the Night/ Steppin' Down Along the Road
- May - 2661 - I Looked Out Into the Morning/ Royster Doyster
- Jun - 2666 - Eleanore/ There Grows a Bonnie Brier Bush
- Aug - 2685 - Banjo song /Queen of the Earth
- Oct - 2699 - Now Sleeps the Crimson Petals / Wait!
- Nov - 2716 - Bonnie Prince Charlie/ Twa Bonnie Maidens
Aug/Sep - FG sings in London Prominade concerts - Queens Hall, London.
1917 (age 30)
Fraser Gange UK Columbia issues
- Apr - 2756 - Kitty / Village Band
Jul 3 - (31) Fraser Gange's marriage to Amy Evans in London
Aug/Sep - FG & AE sing at London Prominade concerts , Henry Wood cond.
Queens Hall, London
Oct - FG sings at Chappell Ballad Concerts, Queens Hall, London
1918 (age 31)
- Mar - UK Columbia 2830 - Cherry Song/ Sea is England's Glory
This was Gange's last issue for UK Columbia. After 2830, he left Columbia for HMV.
(Left) Gange as pictured in a Gramophone catalog of the period.
May - HMV ad announcing first FG recording to be issued on that label
June - HMV ad announcing "Beauty's Eyes" to be released in Aug.
Jun? - HMV 02793 - Beauty's Eyes
Oct - HMV 5-2003 - To Mary
Oct 17 - Queen's Hall Promenade Concert, London. Per ad "public performances by HMV artists"
Nov - HMV Release
- HMV 4-2990 - Gange's first recording of "Border Ballad" (March, Ettrick and Teviotdale).
He recorded it again for US Columbia some 10 years later.
Nov - Navy and Army Canteen Board Opera tour for HMV
- Nov 4-6 & 11-13 London
- Nov 16 Derby
- Nov 17 Cardiff
1919 (age 32)
March - Recital tour sponsored by HMV
- Mar 1 - Manchester
- Mar 8 - Bath
- Mar 9, 15, 29 - Queens Hall, Lon.
- Mar 16 - Lon. Palladium
- Mar 25 - Barrow-in-Furness
- Mar 27 - Cardiff
Apr 30 - Recital, Wigmore
May - HMV Release
- HMV 5-2041 - Harold Samuels' Toy Band
Between Apr & Sep for Sept iss. - M.Beaucaire songs recorded and issued on HMV .
Sept - HMV initial single-sided releases of songs from Messager's popular show "Monsieur Beaucaire" issued:
- 02826 - Red Rose
- 02827 - Under the Moon
- 04255 - Say No More
- 3-4049 - Lightly, Lightly
Nov - HMV Release
- HMV 02835 - Sea Dogs of England - last of the initial HMV releases.
1920 (age 33)
March - HMV Release
- HMV reissue of double-sided E3 - Absent /Sea Fever
Herman Klein in "The Gramophone and the Singer", Gramophone, October 1927:
"The intense yearning spirit of 'Sea Fever' is well conveyed in an early record by Fraser Gange (H.M.V. E.3, 10 in.), a naturally
talented baritone who deserted these shores for the Antipodes several years ago."
Mar to Dec - Chappell & Co. sponsored joint tour of Australia, N.Z. and Britain for Fraser Gange and Amy Evans - 187 concerts over 10 mo.
- before May 28 - Joint concert
- before June 9 - Joint concert - Melbourne
- before Jun 30 & Jul 4 - Joint concerts - Sydney, Brisbane
- July 14? - Joint concert- Sydney Town Hall
- before Nov 12 & Dec 29 - joint concerts-Wellington
1921 (age 34)
Jun 8 - FG & AE joint concert- Queen's Hall
Sep 18 - Joint concert - Royal Albert Hall
Nov 5, 1921- Feb 21, 1922 known joint concerts in "the Provinces." All joint concerts with his wife, Amy Evans
- Nov 5 - Plymouth
- Nov 18 - Halifax
- Nov 29 - Cambridge
- Dec 5 - Dundee
- Dec 7 - Nottingham
- Dec 14 - Scheffield
1922 (age 35)
Continuation of FG & AE's tour of Great Britain
- Jan ? - Cheltenham
- Jan 27 - Doncaster
- Feb 1 - Huddersfield
- Feb 10 - Strattfordshire
- Feb 21 - Derby
Mar 23 -
AE soloist in first performance of Delius Requiem (written 1913-16). Beethoven 9 also on bill. Albert Coates, cond. Last concert of season for Royal PO.
Delius: Amy Evans, sop; Norman Williams, bar
9th Symphony: AE, Phyllis Lett, Arthur Jordan, Herbert Heyner. Philharmonic Choir
Jun/ Jul - FG/AE charity concert, Harold Samuel accomp. Queens Hall, London.
Quote, Herman Klein from Musical Times:
"Mrs. Amy Evans, Mr. Fraser Gange and Mr. Harold Samuel were heard together with the band
of the Grenadier Guards under Lt G.F. Miller, at a charity concert at Queens Hall,
and it is an opportunity to praise Miss Evans as one of the best of our sopranos.
She allies sonorous tone with a ringing delivery and her voice is even through out its range.
Mr Gange's mellow baritone was muted almost to extinction owing to a cold."
1922-1924 (age 35-37)
FG taught singing at Royal Academy of Music, London
1923 (age 36-37)
Nov 11 (37) - FG/AE arrive in New York