A miscellaneous collection of programmes for performances given at various London venues – principally the Clapham Hall – between 1880 and 1882, held as the first of five volumes comprising the collection of the English double bass player Charles Winterbottom, all five volumes of which are contained within a single box.
Also, a prospectus for the Birmingham Musical Festival of 29 August-1 September 1882 (conducted by Michael Costa) and a wordbook with analytical notes (including musical examples) for Gounod, The Redemption, given at the Town Hall, Birmingham on 30 August 1882.
The London programmes are listed here by venue.
: Daily Programme.
Assembly Rooms, St. John's Wood
22 December 1881 and 25 May and 24 November 1882: Amateur Philharmonic Society, conducted by George Mount (plus prospectuses for the 15th season, 1881–82).
30 November 1880, 25 January, 29 March and 31 May 1881 and 20 January, 24 March, 18 May and 23 November 1882: Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society 6th season nos. 1-4, 7th season nos. 2-4 and 8th season no. 1, conducted by Mr Ammon Winterbottom (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble, plus prospectuses for the 7th and 8th seasons).
Royal Academy of Music, Tenterden Street
Monday 5 June : Crichton Club Eighth Annual Concert.
Royal Lyceum Theatre
6 May 1882: Julius Benedict, Romeo and Juliet.
St. Michael and All Angels', Ladbroke Grove
1 January 1882: Full Orchestra Service.
The Portraits and Performance History Collection and its associated reading room is housed in a recently adapted space within the RCM's College Hall, its hall of residence for students.
There is step-free access for visitors.
The Centre for Performance History (CPH) is a research centre and is also responsible for the stewardship of two well-established RCM research collections, the Museum of Instruments and the Portraits and Performance History Collection (PPHC). The latter houses a diverse collection relating to the history of performance including the RCM’s internationally famous collection of images, comprising 340 original portraits and sculptures and 25,000 prints and photographs, forming the most comprehensive archive of likenesses of musicians in the UK. The collection of 600,000 concert programmes from 1720 to the present day is of major importance for research into the history of music, society and culture.