Carl Stoeckel, music supporter. Club, 1896, composed of 200 graduates of colls.
Stoeckel, Carl was born on December 7, 1858 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Gustave Jacob and Matilda Bertha (Wehner) Stoeckel.
Educated Thomas school and Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, and under private tutors in America and Europe. Honorary Master of Arts, Yale, 1905.
Edited and printed for private and gratuitous circulation, The Letters of John Sedgwick, Major General, United States of America (2 vols.), and erected battle monument to him at his birthplace, Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut. Purchased the birthplace and farm of John Brown, at Torrington, Connecticut, and presented it to the John Brown, Association. Founded Litchfield County University Club, 1896, composed of 200 graduates of colls.
Founded, 1899, the Litchfield County Choral Union, 700 members, and built on his private grounds, for annual concerts of same, the “Music Shed,” at Norfolk, admission being by invitation. Also established fund for yearly production of 2 compositions. Provided a fund for annual publication of a book pertaining to Litchfield County, to be written by a member of the club, for free distribution.
Trustee N.E. Conservatory of Music. Concerts in the “Music Shed” attracted some of the highest talent of America and Europe, and many remarkable compositions have been given initial performance there. Brought to the United States the Anglo-African composer, S. Coleridge Taylor, the Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius to conduct original works in the “Shed,” and the English composer, R. Vaughn Williams.