Religious sheet music from the collection of Edward G. Borgens, Sr. (1904-1984), organist and choral director, and Helen Z.
Donofrio (1910-1996), coloratura soprano, church soloist and light opera singer. Borgens was also a successful music retailer
in San Diego. His wife was an accomplished soloist and voice teacher in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Edward G. Borgens, Sr. (1904-1984) and his wife Helen Z. Donofrio (1910-1996) met in San Diego in 1936. He had arrived from
the Midwest to play the Spreckels organ for the California Exposition. She sang on occasion in Balboa Park and traveled in
the same musical circles. They met in 1936 and were married in July 1937. They were members of the Central Christian Church.
He was the organist and choir director. She was a soloist and member of the choir.
1.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
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