One of the earliest companies to concentrate on the recording of Canadian concert artists. It was established in 1952 in Toronto by Keith MacMillan, Bill Woods, John Gallagher, D'Alton Jolly, and John Mitchell to develop an experimental recording method devised by Woods. Presidents were MacMillan 1952-4, Woods 1954-6, and Douglas Sanderson 1956-ca 1968. During seven years of record production, 1952-9, Hallmark released the first LPs by the Festival Singers and Glenn Gould, and others by Greta Kraus, Charles Jordan and Joyce Sullivan, Lois Marshall (her first solo record), John Newmark, Albert Pratz (accompanied by Gould), Pierre Souvairan, The Travellers, Mike White's Imperial Jazz Band, the Bishop Strachan School Chapel Choir, Musica Antica e Nuova, and the TSO. Two secondary labels, Spiral and Songs of My People, released some 78s of popular and ethnic music respectively. In 1958, a year before the Hallmark label was discontinued, the company founded a subsidiary, Hallmark Studios. Considered the finest of its kind in Canada, it was a leading recording studio in Toronto until about 1968.
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- Moogk, Edward B.. "Hallmark Recordings Ltd.". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 02 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hallmark-recordings-ltd-emc. Accessed 26 September 2023.
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- Moogk, E. (2014). Hallmark Recordings Ltd.. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hallmark-recordings-ltd-emc
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- Moogk, Edward B.. "Hallmark Recordings Ltd.." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published September 12, 2012; Last Edited January 02, 2014.
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- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Hallmark Recordings Ltd.," by Edward B. Moogk, Accessed September 26, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hallmark-recordings-ltd-emc
Hallmark Recordings Ltd.
Article by Edward B. Moogk
Published Online September 12, 2012
Last Edited January 2, 2014