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Collection name Bach Festival (1920)
Unique identifier Hirsch 2117
Description A collection of programmes and wordbooks for four performances given by the Bach Choir at the Central Hall, Westminster between 16 and 20 April as the Bach Festival 1920, held as a bound volume.

These concerts focussed in turn on the cantatas, the instrumental music, the motets and the Mass in B minor and the programmes include essays by H.C. Colles on each of these topics. The volume also includes essays entitled The significance of Bach for the present day (Ernest Newman) and J.S. Bach and his Contemporaries (Edward J. Dent).

The concerts were accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, led by W.H. Reed and conducted by Hugh P. Allen.

They featured the following solo performers.
Vocal: Miss Berger, Miss Sibyl Cropper, Miss Flora Mann, Miss Ethel McLelland and Miss Dorothy Silk; Messrs John Adams, Murray Davey, Gervase Elwes and Topliss Green.

Instrumental: Miss May Harrison, Mr W.H. Reed and Mr C. Woodhouse (violins), Monsieur Louis Fleury (flute), Miss Myra Hess, Mr Herbert Fryer and Harold Samuel (piano) and Mr G. Thalben Ball (organ).

This document also includes a list of the Committee Members and of the Members of the Bach Society, as well as twenty plates reproduced from the manuscripts of J.S. Bach.
Date range 1920 - 1920
Associated People and Organisations Woodhouse, C. - Silk, Dorothy - Samuel, Harold 1879 - 1937 Reed, William Henry (Billy) - Newman, Ernest - McLelland, Ethel - Mann, Flora - London Symphony Orchestra - Hess, Myra - Harrison, May - Green, Topliss - Fryer, Herbert - Fleury, Louis - Elwes, Gervase - Dent, Edward J. - Davey, Murray - Cropper, Sibyl - Colles, Henry Cope - Ball, George Thalben - Bach, Johann Sebastian - Bach Choir - Allen, Hugh - Adams, John -
Associated Places Central Hall, Westminster
Associated Times 20th century - early 1900-1930
Associated Content Word books Programme notes
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