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Collection name Charles Winterbottom collection: volume 4 (1877-1886)
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Description A miscellaneous collection of programmes for performances given at various London venues and at a range of English and Scottish provincial venues in 1885, held as the fourth of five volumes comprising the collection of the double bass player Charles Winterbottom, all five volumes of which are contained within a single box.

Also, prospectuses and programmes for the concerts given by the Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society at the Clapham Hall between 1877 and 1885 and a programme (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble) for the Midsummer Concert given by the Dulwich College Musical in 1886.

Programmes are listed here by venue, with the London venues followed by the provincial ones.

1. London venues
Albert Palace, Battersea Park
Saturday 20 June [no year]: Official Daily Programme and Arrangements.

Buckingham Palace
2 and 3 July 1885: conducted by Mr W. G. Cusins (handbills).

Clapham Town Hall
15 February 1877, 27 March and 29 May 1879, 29 January and 1 June 1880, 25 January, 29 March and 31 May 1881, 20 January, 24 March and 18 May 1882, 30 November 1883, 29 January 1885 and 19 November 1885: Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society 2nd season no. 2, 4th season nos. 3 and 4, 5th season nos. 2 and 4, 6th season nos. 2-4, 7th season nos. 2-4, 9th season no. 1, 10th season no. 2 and 11th season no. 1, conducted by Mr Ammon Winterbottom (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

Crystal Palace
19, 22, 24 and 26 June 1885: Handel Bi-Centenary Festival, general rehearsal plus three concerts, conducted by August Manns (handbills).

Empire Theatre
[no date/every evening]: Grand Costume and Operatic Promenade Concert, conducted by Signor Arditti.

Royal Albert Hall
16 May 1885: Mr Ambrose Austin's Annual Concert, conducted by Mr W. G. Cusins (with words).
4 November 1885: Royal Albert Hall Choral Society 15th season no. 1, conducted by Mr Barnby (handbill).

St. James's Hall
26 February, 12 and 26 March, 22 April, and 6 and 20 May 1885: Philharmonic Society 73rd season no. 1-6, conducted by Sir Arthur Sullivan (handbills).
27 February, 27 March and 20 November 1885: Sacred Harmonic Society, conducted by Charles Hallé (February and March) and Mr W. H. Cummings (November) (handbills).
28 May 1885: Michael Watson’s Choir, conducted by Watson (handbill).

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
[undated]: Human Nature.


2. Provincial venues
Birmingham, Town Hall
25-28 August 1885: Birmingham Musical Festival (prospectus).

Brighton, The Dome
3 December 1885: Gounod, Mors et Vita (first performance in Brighton), conducted by Mr A. Randegger (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).

Dundee, Kinnaird Hall
10 December 1885: Dundee Amateur Choral Union 1st Concert (handbill, 2 copies).

Glasgow, St. Andrew's Hall
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 January and 7 and 14 February 1885: Saturday Popular Concerts given by the Glasgow Choral Union, conducted by Mr Allan Macbeth (14 February only) and August Manns (with words and notes). Also, a programme with words and notes for a Grand Popular Ballad and Orchestral Concert given by the same on 1 January 1885.
Date range 1877 - 1886
Associated People and Organisations Winterbottom, Charles - Winterbottom, Ammon - Watson, Michael - Sullivan, Arthur - Sacred Harmonic Society - Royal Albert Hall - Randegger, Alberto - Philharmonic Society (see Royal Philharmonic Society) - Manns, August - Macbeth, Allan - Handel, George Frideric - Hallé, Charles - Gounod, Charles - Glasgow Choral Union - Dundee Amateur Choral Union - Dulwich College - Cusins, William George - Cummings, William H - Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society - Birmingham Musical Festival - Barnby, Joseph - Austin, Ambrose -
Associated Places Albert Palace, Battersea Park Buckingham Palace Clapham Hall Crystal Palace Dome, Brighton Dulwich College Empire Theatre, Leicester Square Kinnaird Hall, Dundee Royal Albert Hall St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Birmingham Coliseum (afterwards Gaiety)
Associated Times 19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899
Associated Content Brochures Word books Handbills List of orchestral players
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Building Information The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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