Livingstone Charles Mote1

M, #1180, b. 1887, d. 1963
FatherWilliam Isaac B Mote1 b. 23 Oct 1852, d. 1933
MotherEmma Maria Wisenden1 b. c 1850
RelationshipsGreat-grandnephew of John William Mote
Great-grandson of Edward Mote
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Robert Mote : Site Administrator
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birth1887Sydney, NSW, Australia2
Marriage1911Sydney, NSW, Australia3
Death1963NSW, Australia1
NewspaperLivingstone Charles Mote was mentioned in The Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, on 10 November 1923 as follows:

LECTURE.

To-night: W.E.A. lecture, by Mr. Livingstone C. Mote, M.A., on "Robert Browning," Newcastle School of Arts.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Tumut and Adelong Times, Tumut, NSW, Australia, on 3 October 1924 as follows:

RIVERINA EISTEDDFOD.

Adjudicator -- Mr. Livingstone C. Mote, Sydney.

There were four sompetitors from Tumut, at the Wagga Eisteddfod, which commenced on Tuesday.

Action Song (duet, under 12; own choice). Maida Potts and Kathleen Thompson, Tumut, 1st prize; 80 marks (80 per cent.) Song, 'You mustn't.'

Action Song (duet), Kath Thompson and Bonny Kell, 80 per cent., 2nd; song;, 'Mynheer and his little Dutch lady' (only one prize).

Bonny had a very bad throat, and her voice was not up to usual by any means, but the song was beautifully rendered, and received great applause. They really lost marks on the voices, and Bonny's throat was very bad luck. Piano duet, 'Simple Aveu' (Thome), under 12 years; 7 competitors -- Kath Thompson and Dave Livingstone came second, with 83 points

These young players (Dave is just 10 and Kath 11 years), received great praise from the adjudicator for their sympathetic and rhythmic treatment. He said the duet. 'Simple Aveu,' had been the greatest treat to him since the beginning of the Eisteddfod. It was splendid to think such young children could give the artistic render ing which had been given in several instances that afternoon.

Kath Thompson; piano solo, 'Album- blolt (Grieg), 60 points.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, NSW, Australia, on 20 March 1925 as follows:

MENDELSSOHN.

AN EXPOSITION BY MR. LIVINGSTONE C. MOTE, M.A.

On Sunday evening, March 29, at the Mac cabean Hall, Mr. Livingstone C. Mote, M.A, choirmaster at the Great Synagogue, will give a lecture-concert on Mendelsshon. Mr. Mote will reveal the many sidedness of his generous sympathy, and personal charm and magnetism. Much of the music of other masters such as Bach and Schubert that we enjoy, we owe to Mendelssohn's enterprise and magnanimity. In his day artistic standards were low and much ignorance prevailed about the great masters, especially Bach and Beethoven. Like Handel, Mendelssohn left a strong impress upon the progress of music in England which he visited quite a number of times and where he was acclaimed the guide and model of English musicians, for half a century.

Mr. Mote has arranged a fine programme of music. The Great Synagogue Choir will rended 'Hear My Prayer.' Miss N. Moston will play the Violin Concerto. Miss H. Eisenberg and Mr. Mote will render overture to 'Midsummer Night's Dream'; Miss R. Portrate will sing the great aria from Elijah -- 'Hear ye Israel.4'

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in the Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, on 16 April 1926 as follows:

Church of England.

At Bulli Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. Mr. Livingstone C. Mote, the well known musician, will give an organ recital.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 April 1928 as follows:

"THE CREATION."

Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" will be performed by the Royal Philharmonie Society at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, under the baton of Mr. Living- stone Mote. Miss Molly de Gunst and Messrs. Ernest McKinlay and R. McClelland will be the soloists.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in Northern Star, Lismore, NSW, Australia, on 4 July 1931 as follows:

TUESDAY, JULY 7

The radio dance night, from 2FC, pro mises yet another programme of fun and frolic. The assisting artists will be Bob Strother (comedian), Mabel Batchelor (soprano), and Laurence Macauley (basso).

The Conservafcorium Choir, conducted by Livingstone Mote, M.A., in associa- tion with the Musical Association of N.S.W. will present a concert pro- gramme from the Conservatorium Hall.4

 
(Witness) NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 27 April 1933 as follows:

MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. W. I. B. Mote, aged 80 years. Although, perhaps, not so well known to the present generation of musicians, Mr. Mote was a leading figure in Sydney musical circles many years ago. In- deed, his pioneering work, especially in choral music, was such that its influence is still in evidence. He arrived in New South Wales in 1873, and soon afterwards took up the position of choirmaster at the Bourke-street Congregational Church. Later on he was choirmaster and leader of the orchestra for 23 years at the Centenary Hall, York-street (the then headquarters of what is now known as the Central Methodist Mission). There he introduced some of the works which have continued to increase in popularity, such as "Olivet to Calvary," "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," and other works by Maunder and by Gaul. He was in close touch with those two composers, and was thus enabled to intro- duce most of their new compositions into Australia. He was at one time librarian of the Sydney Liedertafel, and was largely re- sponsible for the high standard to which the orchestra of that organisation attained. In recent years he had lived in retirement at

Hunter's Hill.

Mr. Mote is survived by Mrs Mote and by three sons and a daughter by his first marriage. The sons are Messrs. Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote, and the daugh-

ter is Mrs. W. M. Gee.

The funeral will take place this morning, leaving the residence at Hunter's Hill at 10 o'clock for the Rookwood Cemetery.4

 
(Witness) NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 April 1933 as follows:

OBITUARY.

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MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The funeral of Mr W I B Mote took place in the Independent Cemetery Rookwood yesterday morning following a service at the residence at Hunters Hill, conducted by the superintendent of the Central Methodist Mis- sion the Rev R J Williams. The Rev H C Foreman officiating at the graveside said that Mr Mote had lived a crowded and useful life He lived intensely and was moved bv a great love for music. He created traditions of Church music and choir effort and was a great leader. His services to the Methodist Mission could never be estimated ' His three fine sons are here to day and I know they appreciate the traditions taught them by their father said Mr Foreman. They hold honoured positions in the community because of his guidance.

Members of the Apollo Club assisted in the singing of Lead Kindly Light at the grave- side. The Rev R J Williams read the lesson

The chief mourners were Messrs Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote (sons), Messrs G C M and Gilbert Gee (grandsons). Others present included Messrs W J Stewart, Harry Brewer, F E Wil- lams, E Sussmilch and J Lovatt (Apollo Club), A A McCoy, F Stonier and J Harrington.4



 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 26 November 1935 as follows:

MR. LIVINGSTONE MOTE.

A talk entitled "Impressions ot a Tour" will be given by Mr Livingstone Mote before members ot the British and International Music Society to-night at 8.15 o'clock at the Forum Club.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 18 January 1936 as follows:

SYDNEY MALE CHOIR.

A concert will be given by the Sydney Male Voice Choir conducted by Mr Livingstone C Mote in the Hurstville Masonic Hall on Monday evening. The programme will also feature Mr Claude B Scott as solo pianist.4

 
NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 22 September 1937 as follows:

AMUSEMENTS.

SYDNEY MALE CHOIR.

The Sydney Male Choir, conducted by Mr Livingstone Mote, will give a concert this evening in the Conservatorium Hall. The programme in- cludes music by Schubert, Schumann and Cowan.4

 

Family

Stella Letitia Jones d. 1953
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. before 1775
Last Edited4 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Death Certificate - 18784/1963 NSW.
  2. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1887; Number: 2382.
  3. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Marriage Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1911; Number: 4399.
  4. [S123] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  5. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: St Leonards; Year: 1912; Number: 21732.