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Collection name Reading Youth Orchestra (1950-95)
Unique identifier D/EX 1334
Description A collection of 4 volumes, 11 parcels and 4 individual documents relating to the activity of the Reading Youth Orchestra between 1950 and 1995, including 1 parcel containing photocopies of concert programmes (D/EX 1334/2/1/1-50) and 1 parcel of original concert programmes (D/EX 1334/2/2/1-34)

The remainder of the collection includes attendance registers, examples of administrative correspondence, photographs, publicity material (including posters and handbills) and press cuttings.


1.
D/EX 1334/2/1/1-50
Photocopies of concert programmes (1950–80)
- Reading Town Hall
3 March [1950] (5th Anniversary Concert); 9 March [1951]; 20 February 1953; 16 July 1954 (10th Anniversary Concert); 20 July [1965] (21st Anniversary Concert); 11 July [1969] (25th Anniversary Concert).

- Other venues
25 May [1968], Alanbrooke Hall Staff College, Camberley, Surrey: Concert in aid of the National Society for Cancer Relief
13 July 1980, Reading Hexagon


2.
D/EX 1334/2/2/1-34
Concert Programmes (1971–95)
- Leighton Park School
14 September 1985; 25 January 1992

- London Valley Leisure Centre
16 January 1993; 4 September 1993; 2 September 1995

- Pangbourne College
24 April 1988; 22 April 1989; 5 May 1990

- Reading Town Hall
9 July [1971]; 28 January 1977; 21 September 1984.

- Reading University
13 September 1986; 17 September 1988; 16 September 1989; 14 September 1991; 12 September 1992; 8 January 1994; 4 September 1994 (50th Anniversary Gala Concert); 7 January 1995

- St. John’s Smith Square
19 January 1986; 25 January 1987; 17 January 1988; 15 January 1989; 21 January 1990; 5 May 1991; 2 May 1993; 30 April 1994; 23 April 1995.

- Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell
15 November 1987 (Woodley Festival of Music and Arts); 5 February 1989

- Miscellaneous venues
9 September 1990 (Bearwood College); 2 February 1991 (Wellington College, Crowthorne); 3 September 1992 (Exeter Cathedral); 7-9 November 1994 (Royal Albert Hall: Schools’ Prom).
Date range 1955 - 1995
Associated People and Organisations Reading Youth Orchestra -
Associated Places Alanbrooke Hall Staff College Bearwood College Exeter Cathedral Hexagon Theatre Loddon Valley Leisure Centre Pangbourne College University of Reading Royal Albert Hall St. John's Smith Square Town Hall, Reading Leighton Park School, Reading
Associated Times 20th century - late 1971-1999 20th century - mid 1931-1970
Associated Content Correspondence Posters Press Cuttings Photographs Handbills
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Berkshire Record Office

9 Coley Avenue Reading Berkshire RG1 6AF Open Map
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