All programmes include words and, with the exception of that for 26 October, carry historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, the majority by George Grove, some with annotations/corrections in his hand.
1878-79 season (nos. 1-16 and 18-22)
5 October 1878: Miss Emma Thursby (vocal) and M. Louis Brassin (piano), including the first English performance of Brahms, New Symphony in D, op. 73.
12 October 1878: Mademoiselle Sartorius and Herr Henschel (vocal) with Madame Arabella Goddard (piano).
19 October 1878: Mrs Davison and Madame Patey (vocal) with Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano).
26 October 1878: Verdi, Requiem, given by Mademoiselle Sartorius, Miss Anna Williams, Mr Barton McGuckin and Herr Henschel (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
2 November 1878: Mendelssohn Commemoration Concert, given by Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and M. Candidus (vocal) with Madame Montigny-Rémaury (piano), including the first performance of Mendelssohn, Symphony in F minor for String Orchestra.
9 November 1878: Mrs Osgood and Mademoiselle Fides Keller (vocal) with M. Louis Brassin (piano), including the first English performance of Brassin, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra No. 1 in F, op. 22.
16 November 1878: Mademoiselle Eugenie Pappenheim and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal) with Mr George Magrath (piano), including the first English performance of Saint-Saens, Ballet Music from 'Samson and Dalila'.
23 November 1878: Miss Fides Keller and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Mr Charles Hallé (piano), including the first English performances of the following works: Haydn, Symphony in C minor; Rheinberger, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in A flat, op. 94; and Massenet, Divertissement from 'Les Erinnyes'.
30 November 1878: Mrs Osgood, Mr Sidney Tower, Mr W. H. Beckett, Mr Herbert E. Thorndike and Mr Hervet d'Egville (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Ludwig Straus (viola).
7 December 1878: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr John Bridson (vocal) with Mademoiselle Janotha (piano).
14 December 1878: Miss Emma Thursby, Miss Redeker, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Santley (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
8 February 1879: Madame Patey, Mr Edward Lloyd, Miss Jessie Jones, Miss Kate Steel, Miss Amy Gill and Miss Ethel Gregory (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Miss Janotha (piano).
15 February 1879: Mrs Osgood and Mr Shakespeare (vocal) with Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Slavonian Dances.
22 February 1879: Miss Annie Marriott and Mr Santley (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin), including the first English performances of Brahms, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D and Svendsen, Rhapsodie Norvégienne No. 3, in C, op. 21.
1 March 1879: Miss Robertson, Madame Louisa Mills and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Herr Xaver Scharwenka (piano) and Mr Willing (organ).
8 March 1879: Miss Emma Thursby and Herr Henschel (vocal) with Miss Marie Krebs (piano), including the first performance of C. V. Stanford, Symphony in B flat.
22 March 1879: Miss Helena Armin and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin).
29 March 1879: Miss Anna Williams, Mrs Bolingbroke Mudie, Mr Shakespeare, Mr R. Hollins and Mr Henry A. Pope (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
5 April 1879: Mrs Osgood and Mr Santley (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano).
12 April 1879: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington (vocal) with Signor Piatti (cello), including the first English performances of Reinecke, Festival Overture in C, op. 148 and C. A. Krebs, Pastorale Religioso for Orchestra.
19 April 1879: Madame Patey and Mr Joseph Maas (vocal) with Madame Montigny-Rémaury (piano).
- Zimmermann, Agnes -
- Willing, C. E. (Mr) -
- Williams, Anna -
- Verdi, Giuseppe -
- Tower, Sidney -
- Thursby, Emma -
- Thorndike, Herbert -
- Svendsen, Johan -
- Straus, Ludwig -
- Steel, Kate -
- Stanford, Charles Villiers -
- Shakespeare, William -
- Scharwenka, Xaver -
- Santley, Charles -
- Saint-Saens, Camille -
- Rheinberger, Joseph -
- Reinecke, Carl -
- Pope, Henry A. -
- Piatti, Alfredo Carlo -
- Patey, Madame -
- Pappenheim, Eugenie -
- Osgood, Madame -
- Mudie, Bolingbroke -
- Mills, Louisa -
- Mendelssohn, Felix -
- Mehlig, Anna -
- McGuckin, Barton -
- Massenet, Jules -
- Marriott, Annie -
- Manns, August -
- Magrath, George -
- Maas, Joseph -
- Lloyd, Edward -
- Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame -
- Krebs, Marie -
- Keller, Fides -
- Jones, Jessie -
- Joachim, Joseph -
- Janotha, Natalia -
- Henschel, George (Isidor Georg) -
- Haydn, Joseph -
- Hallé, Charles -
- Grove, George -
- Gregory, Ethel -
- Goddard, Arabella -
- Gill, Amy -
- Egville, Hervet d' -
- Dvorak, Antonin -
- Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts -
- Crystal Palace Choir -
- Bridson, John -
- Brassin, Louis -
- Brahms, Johannes -
- Armin, Helene -