C. Kennedy Scott Archive (1934-76)
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and programmes books for performances given at a range of English venues between 1934 and 1976, forming part of the archives of the English composer and conductor, Charles Kennedy Scott (1876–1965).
Programmes are held loosely and listed here as follows:
1. Orders of Service
2. Oriana Madrigal Society
3. Phoebus Singers
4. Miscellaneous concerts
- Royal Festival Hall
- Miscellaneous venues
1. Memorial Services (Orders of Service)
20 July 1943/22 April 1953/20 October 1953, St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Major A.J.C. Freshwater/Thomas Bertie Lawrence/Arnold Bax.
3 November 1946, Trinity College of Music: Sir Granville Bantock.
14 October 1953/5 October 1965, St. Sepulchre, Holborn: Roger Quilter/Charles Kennedy Scott.
24 November 1953, Southwark Cathedral: Kathleen Ferrier.
2. Oriana Madrigal Society
All performances were conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott and, unless otherwise stated below, all programmes include words, lists of the choral ensemble and lists of the Officers/Patrons of the organization. Many are accompanied by press cuttings/reviews.
In addition to the programmes, this collection includes material relating to a Jubilee Dinner given at the Trocadero Restaurant on 23 June 1954 and a dinner in honour of Scott’s 85th Birthday, held on 14 November 1961 at the Kensington Palace Hotel.
Aeolian Hall: 14 March and 12 December 1933; 13 March, 5 June and 11 December 1934; 12 March, 4 June and 17 December 1935; 9 June and 15 December 1936; 16 March, 8 June and 14 December 1937; 31 May (with notes) and 20 December 1938; and 6 June 1939.
Wigmore Hall: 1 July and 11 December 1947 (the latter at Chelsea Town Hall); 23 March, 29 June and 18 December 1948; 12 April, 21 June and 17 December 1949; 13 June and 16 December 1950; 13 March, 3 July and 15 December 1951; 25 March and 1 July 1952; 24 March and 12 December 1953; 10 December 1955; 14 December 1957; 13 December 1958; 16 June and 12 December 1959; and 16 December 1961
Miscellaneous venues: 17 December 1934 (Leighton House, handbill only); 16 June 1937 (Ethical Church, Queen's Road); and 14 March 1939 (St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster, with a list of the string players but not the chorus).
3. Phoebus Singers
All concerts were conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott. The majority of these documents were handbills and a number include programmes for more than one performance.
- Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway
20 March and 3 April [no year]; 12 June [no year]; and Saturday 17 November and 1 and 15 December [no year]: Concerts of Sacred Music.
- Other venues
9 and 23 January and 6 February [no year], Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great: part of a series of 12 concerts given in association with the Arts Council.
5 and 15 March and 2 April [no year]: Three Concerts of Sacred Music.
Saturday 10 November [no year], Christ Church, Lancaster Gate: Service of Remembrance.
14 February 1945, Trinity College of Music: Recital of Choral Music.
26 May 1945, Ethical Church, Bayswater:
16 June 1946, Bradfield College: Bradfield College Music Club.
4. Miscellaneous concerts
- Royal Festival Hall
14 November 1951: Royal Philharmonic Society (140th season, no. 2), given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the Oriana Madrigal Society, conducted by Basil Cameron and Scott (with words, two copies).
27 May and 3 June 1953: Eight Coronation Concerts nos. 3 and 6, presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain, the BBC and the London County Council and given by the BBC Choral Society and BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent (with words, notes, a list of the orchestral ensemble, photographs and historical notes on music for previous royal occasions).
4 December 1954: Beecham Popular Concert, given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham) with the Oriana Madrigal Society, conducted by Scott (with words, historical and descriptive notes, a list of the orchestral ensemble and photographs).
29 May 1955: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Irmgard Seefried, Norma Procter, Richard Lewis and Marian Nowakowski (vocal) and the BBC Chorus, conducted by Bruno Walter (with notes and photograph).
29 September 1956: Beethoven, Mass in D, given to mark the 10th Anniversary of the BBC Third Programme by Anny Schlemm, Grace Hoffman, Anton Dermota and Josef Greindl (vocal), with the BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society and BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer (with Analytical Notes, musical examples and photograph).
- Miscellaneous London venues
Saturday 1 April [on year] and 29 May 1938, Munster Park Methodist Church, Fulham Road:
Saturday 6 December [no year], St. John's Church, Ladbroke Grove: Carols sung by Kennedy Scott's Choir, conducted by Scott.
26 March 1929, Queen's Hall: Philharmonic Choir, with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Scott (with words and a list of the Members of the Philharmonic Choir).
11 April 1935, Central Hall, Westminster: 30th Annual London Musical Competition Festival First Concert.
15 April 1937, [no venue]: Programme of Songs by Kathleen Ewart (vocal) and Anna Sloan (piano) (handbill).
4 November 1937, Queen's Hall: Royal Philharmonic Society (126th season, no. 3), given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nadia Boulanger (with words, historical/descriptive notes, a list of the orchestral ensemble and press cuttings).
7 February 1940, Trinity College of Music: Vocal Recital by Kathleen Ewart (handbill).
16 March 1940, St. Margaret's Church, Westminster: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Yolande Wilson, Kathleen Ewart, Harold Bradbury, Cecil Cope and Fischer Morgan (vocal) and Kennedy Scott's Choir, conducted by Scott (handbill and two copies of programme, the second with press cuttings).
11 July 1942, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace: Service of Remembrance, featuring Kennedy Scott's Choir (Ladies Voices) with Isobel Donachie, Diana Odling, Kathleen Ewart and Nellie Armstrong (vocal), under the auspices of Trinity College of Music.
27 March 1943, Trinity College of Music: Concert by Mr Kennedy Scott's College Pupils (handbill).
17 and 19 April 1943, Kew Road, Richmond/Cottenham Park: Choral Workshop by the Cottenham Park Choir, with Gwenllian Davies, Kathleen Ewart, Leonard Mason and William Mitchell (vocal), conducted by Ronald Peck (single).
21 August 1943, St. Stephen's Church, Wandsworth: Choral and Organ Recital by Gwenllian Davies, Kathleen Ewart, Robert Leeds and Kenneth Lindsey (vocal) and the Cottenham Park (Methodist) Choir, with Frank W. Uppington (organ), conducted by Ronald S. Peck (handbill).
27 June and 4, 11 and 18 July 1945 and 19 and 26 June and 3 and 10 July 1946, Southwark Cathedral: Music at Mid-day on Wednesday (two handbills, with two copies for 1945).
17 April 1946, St. Stephen's Church, Manfred Road, Wandsworth: Handel, Messiah, with Joan Brookman, Kathleen Ewart, John Brookman and Wilfred Lindsey (vocal), F. W. A. Uppington (organ) and the choirs of St. Stephen's Church and Putney Methodist Church, conduced by D. C. Morris (handbill).
25 April 1946, Blandford Parish Church: Handel, The Messiah, given by the Blandford Choral Society with Gwenllian Davies, Kathleen Ewart, Colin Knight and Wilfred Lindsey (vocal), conducted by Edward Fripp (two copies).
3 May 1946, Friday Club, Ethical Church: C. Kennedy Scott and Kathleen Ewart (handbill, two copies).
15 July 1947, National Trust (Benton-Fletcher Collection of Old Instruments), 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea: Trinity College of Music Department of 16th and 17th-Century Music (handbill, two copies).
28 June 1948, Chiswick Methodist Church: Mendelssohn, Elijah, with Emilie Strudwick, Kathleen Ewart, John Duncan and Wilfred Lindsey (vocal), conducted by Wesley Dennison.
7 July 1948, Lecture Hall, Trinity College of Music: Concert by Pupils of Mr Kennedy Scott (handbill).
24 October 1950, St. Margaret's Church, Westminster: Bach Cantata Club 75th Meeting, with Margaret Ritchie, Nancy Evans, William Herbert and George James (vocal), the Boyd Need Orchestra and the Oriana Madrigal Society, conducted by Scott (with words and notes).
23 April 1951, French Institute, Queensbury Place: Memorial Concert of works by H. Balfour Gardiner (with notes).
15 August 1951, Royal Albert Hall: Henry Wood Promenade Concert (57th season), with Monica Sinclair (vocal), Dennis Brain (horn) and Kyla Greenbaum (piano) and the BBC Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Hollingsworth and Constant Lambert (with notes and photographs).
11 July 1952, St. Peter's Eaton Square: Bach, Mass in B minor, given by Trinity College of Music with Louise Rouner, June Hill-Reid, Heather Harper, Sheila Mugridge, Cyril Somers, Elsie Greenslade, Romuald Fadanelli, Joyce Millward, Richard White and Richard Sinton (vocal), conducted by Scott. .
14 March 1953, Christ Church, Woking: J. S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Eileen Poulter, Kathleen Ewart, Wilfred Brown, Eric Whittemore and Wilfred Lindsey (vocal), conducted by Ronald Peck (with words).
21 November 1953, All Saints Church, East Sheen: Barnes Music Club (with descriptive and biographical notes).
5 March 1954, St. Mary's Church, Merton Park: Merton and Morden Music Club Jubilee Year Concert.
24 April 1954, Vineyard Congregational Church, Richmond: Handel, Messiah, with Eileen Poulter, Kathleen Ewart, Cyril Somers and Rowland Collier, conducted by Wesley K. Dennison (handbill).
19 December 1956, St. Paul's Church, Camberley: Christmas Music give by Camberley Choral Society, with Margaret Emmerton, Kathleen Ewart, John Brookman and Wilfred Lindsey (vocal), conducted by Norman Askew.
4 December 1958, Church of St. Sepulchre, Holborn: Service in Commemoration of the Musicians whose names are written in the Musicians' Book of Remembrance and Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, given by Felicity Young and Duncan Reece (vocal) with Geoffrey Bowyer (organ), George Andrix (viola) and the Choir and Orchestra of Trinity College of Music, conducted by Scott.
6 December 1962, Westminster Abbey: Britten, War Requiem (1st London performance), presented by the BBC Third Programme and given by Heather Harper, Peter Pears and Vladimir Ruzdjak (vocal), the Melos Ensemble, choristers of Westminster Abbey and London Boy Singers, the BBC Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Meredith Davies (with words, notes and photographs).
16 November 1976, Southwark Cathedral: Charles Kennedy Scott Centenary Concert, given by the TCM Choir and Orchestra, conducted by James Gaddarn (with biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble, plus handbill).
- Miscellaneous English provincial venues
3 June 1944, Taunton School: Concord Singers (handbill).
19 May 1949, Bournemouth: BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Women's Chorus, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (with historical and descriptive notes and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
Date range of collection
1934 - 1976
Associated People or Organisations
Young, Felicity -
Wood, Henry -
Wood, Anne -
Westminster Abbey -
Watford Grammar School Boys' Choir -
Walter, Bruno -
Vaughan Williams, Ralph -
Trinity College of Music -
Sloan, Anna -
Sinton, Richard -
Sinclair, Monica -
Seefried, Irmgard -
Scott, Charles Kennedy -
Sargent, Malcolm -
Royal Philharmonic Society 1813 -
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -
Ritchie, Margaret -
Quilter, Roger -
Promenade concerts -
Procter, Norma -
Primrose, William -
Poulter, Eileen -
Phoebus Singers -
Pears, Peter -
Oriana Madrigal Society -
Morison, Elsie -
Merton and Morden Music Club -
Melos Ensemble -
London Symphony Orchestra -
London County Council -
Lewis, Richard -
Lambert, Constant -
Klemperer, Otto -
James, George -
Hollingsworth, John -
Herbert, William -
Harper, Heather -
Hammond, Joan -
Greenbaum, Kyla -
Gardiner, Balfour -
Gaddarn, James -
Ferrier, Kathleen -
Ewart, Kathleen -
Evans, Nancy -
Davies, Meredith -
Davies, Gwenllian -
Cope, Cecil -
Concord Part Singers -
Cameron, John -
Cameron, Basil -
Britten, Benjamin -
British Broadcasting Corporation -
Brain, Dennis -
Boyd Neel Orchestra -
Boult, Adrian -
Boulanger, Nadia -
Beecham, Thomas -
Beecham Sunday Concerts -
BBC Women's Chorus -
BBC Third Programme -
BBC Symphony Orchestra -
BBC Chorus -
BBC Choral Society -
Bax, Arnold -
Barnes Music Club -
Bantock, Granville -
Bach Cantata Club -
Askew, Norman -
Arts Council of Great Britain -
Aeolian Hall, London
All Saints' Church, East Sheen
Central Hall, Westminster
Chiswick Methodist Church
Christ Church, Lancaster Gate
St. Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct EC1
Ethical Church, Bayswater
French Institute/Institut Français du Royaume-Uni
Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway
Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield EC1
Queen's Hall, London
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Festival Hall
St. James's Palace: Chapel Royal
St. Margaret's Church, Westminster
St. Peter's Church, Eaton Square
St. Stephen’s Church, Wandsworth
Town Hall, Chelsea
Trinity College of Music
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