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Collection Title
The Bach Choir (1876-1953)
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A collection of programmes and wordbooks relating to the public concerts given by the Bach Choir, London, from its foundation in 1876 to its 76th season – including a complete run of programmes for concert nos. 28 to 60 – arranged in a largely chronological fashion over six bound volumes.

Also, programmes for the Bach Festival, given at the Central Hall, Westminster between 16 and 20 April 1920, held as a further volume.

The Bach Choir was established 'for the practice and performance of Choral Works of excellence of various schools'. Unless performing longer works (such as the Passions or B minor Mass of J.S. Bach), the concerts were typically in two parts and consisted of a capella or orchestrally-accompanied choral music. There is a strong emphasis on the music of Bach but there are also a number of first performances of works by English composers. In later years, a certain amount of solo instrumental repertory was introduced.

Unless otherwise stated below, concerts were conducted by Otto Goldschmidt (1876-85), C.V. Stanford (1886–1899), H. Walford Davies (26 January 1904–2 April 1906), Hugh P. Allen (30 January 1912–10 May 1921), Ralph Vaughan Williams (14 December 1921-March 1925), Adrian C. Boult (1928, 1930) and Reginald Jacques (1939–1952). Concerts from December 1921 featured C. Thornton Lofthouse as a continuo player.

Where no other indication is given below, the Public Concerts were held at St. James’s Hall (to 1893) and the Queen’s Hall, London (1894–1939). All programmes incorporate a wordbook and the vast majority provide a list of the orchestral ensemble. Many also carry information regarding the committee, Patrons and/or guarantors of the Bach Choir/Bach Choir Society. Programmes for the Queen's Hall performances contain a large number of advertisements, including some for other performances by this group.


Volume 1: 1876–87
An incomplete set of programmes for the first 26 public concerts, wanting programmes for concert nos. 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16, held with programmes for a private performance given on 22 December 1877 and a rehearsal held on 2 July 1878.

The orchestra for the public concerts was led by Ludwig Strauss (26 April 1876–3 April 1879), J.T. Carrodus (16 March 1880-21 March 1885) and Mr A. Burnett (from 25 March 1886). With the exception of that on 8 March 1883, all concerts up to and including 19 February 1885 featured Thomas Pettit as either pianist or organist. The concerts in 1876 and April 1877 both featured members of the choirs of St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The vocal soloists are listed below.

Programmes for the Public Concerts carry historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, many of which are provided by George Grove ['G'.].

- Public Concerts
26 April and 8 May 1876: Bach, Mass in B minor (first English performance), given by Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame Patey, Mr W.H. Cummings and Signor Federici (with an insert documenting the replacement of Signor Federici by Mr Kempton).
25 April 1877: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Mademoiselle Riego, Mademoiselle Gowa, Mr W.H. Cummings and Herr Henschel, including W. Sterndale Bennett, Motet, In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust (first performance) and J.S. Bach, Ein’ feste Burg and Niels W. Gade, Comala, Cantata for Solo Voices, Chorus and Organ (first English performances).
3 April 1879: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame Patey, Mr William Shakespeare, Mr Kempton and Mr Herbert E. Thorndike.
16 March 1880: Mrs Osgood, Miss Hope Glenn, Mr W. Shakespeare and Herr Henschel.
3 March 1881: Mademoiselle Breidenstein and Miss Hope Glenn, Mademoiselle Lallemant and Mrs Teur (members of the Bach Choir) with Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Santley, including the first English performance of Robert Schumann, Requiem for Mignon.
16 February 1882: Miss Robertson, Madame Isabel Fassett, Mr Frost, Mr Beckett, Mr William Shakespeare, Mr Thomas Kempton and Mr Tremere, with Mr Svensden (flute), Signor Piatti (cello) and Stephen Kemp (piano).
1 February 1883: Miss Robertson, Madame Isabel Fassett, Mr Frost, Mr Kenningham, Mr Tremere and Mr Thomas Kempton, with Madame Norman-Néruda (violin) and Stephen Kemp (piano), conducted by Dr Stainer.
8 March 1883: Miss Carlotta Elliot, Madame Max Bruch, Mr C. Beckett, Mr Thomas Kempton and Mr Frederic King, including the first complete London performance of Bruch, Odysseus – Scenes from the ‘Odyssey’ (conducted by the composer).
28 April 1883: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Miss Carlotta Elliot, Madame Patey, Mr W.H. Cummings and Mr W.H. Brereton (with an ‘Index of the Works Performed by the Bach Choir during the first eight years of its existence’, compiled by Arthur H.D. Prendegast).
26 March 1884: Miss Mary Davies, Miss Ella Lemmens, Madame Isabel Fassett, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Frost, Mr Kenningham and Mr Thomas Kempton, with Mr Carrodus and Miss Emily Shinner (violin) and Mr Stephen Kemp (piano), including the first London performance of Palestrina, Mass, ‘Assumpta est Maria’ and the first performances of W.S. Rockstro, Madrigal (5 parts), ‘O, Too Cruel Fair’ and Halfdan Kjerult, Norwegian Air, ‘Enticing Sounds’ (with a note by Rockstro on his own work).
14 May 1884: Miss Carlotta Elliot, Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Helen D’Alton, Mr William Shakespeare, Mr C. Beckett and Mr Frederic King.
19 February 1885: Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr W. H. Brereton, including the first English performance of Friedrich Kiel, The Star of Bethlehem, op.83 and the first London performance of C.H.H. Parry, Scenes from Shelley’s ‘Prometheus Unbound’.
21 March 1885, Royal Albert Hall: J.S. Bach Bi-Centenary Festival, Mass in B minor, with Miss Anna Williams, Madame Patey, Mr Edward Lloyd and Signor Foli, with Dr Stainer (organ) (with historical and analytical notes by ‘A.D.H.P. [Arthur H.D. Prendegast] based on those by Grove, lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles, a list of the works performed by the Bach choir during its first nine seasons and a list of the guarantors of the concert).
25 March 1886: Miss Amy Sherwin, Mademoiselle Friedländer, Miss Lena Little, Herr von zur Mühlen, Mr W.H. King and Mr H.E. Thorndike, with Joachim (violin).
1 June 1886, Prince’s Hall: Miss Anna Williams, with Mr J.A. Fuller-Maitland and Mr Barton (piano) (with an annotated list of the committee members, a record of the works performed by the Bach choir, and some minor handwritten annotations).
13 December 1886, Prince’s Hall: Miss Lucy Stone (violin) and Mr J.A. Fuller Maitland (piano), accompanied by Mr Barton.
8 March 1887: J. Joachim (violin).
17 May 1887: Edward Lloyd (vocal), including Parry, Choral Ode, Blest pair of Sirens’ (composed expressly for the concerts), conducted by Otto Goldschmidt.
20 December 1887, Princes’ Hall: Miss Emily Shinner (violin) and Parry (piano), accompanied by Mr Marmaduke M. Barton, including the first English performance of Palestrina, Stabat Mater.

- Additional performances
22 December 1877, Lecture Theatre, South Kensington Museum: Private Performance, given by Mr Coleridge, Miss Morgan, Lady Agneta Montagu, Miss Anderson, Madame Pauer, Mr J.W. Mirfield and Frank Pownall, with Mr Stephen Kemp (piano), including J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio and the first performance of J. Brahms, Motet for five voices, 'Es ist das Heil' (op. 29).
2 July 1878, Cromwell House, South Kensington: the last practice of the season, with Miss Bentham, Miss Hardy, Mr F. Pownall, Lady Katherine Coke, Mr F. Cellier, Mr Coleridge, Lady Agneta Montagu, Miss Jameson, Mr Frost and Mr Beckett (vocal) and Stephen Kemp (piano), including the first English performance of J. S. Bach, Double Chorus, ‘Now shall the grace’.


Volume 2 (1888-1895)
A complete set of analytical programmes for public concert nos. 28 to 50, held with the programme for a Private Concert given on 18 December 1889 and a handwritten transcription of part of a letter received by William Barclay Square from Mr Latham (secretary) on 31 January 1898 regarding the 47th concert. This volume also includes programmes for the Bach Festival, given at the Royal Albert Hall on 2, 4 and 6 April 1895, also conducted by Stanford.

The programmes for the Public Concerts include historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, the majority of which are signed 'M.L.' [Morton Latham, secretary].

- Public Concerts
1 March 1888: Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, with Miss Anna Williams, Miss Thudichum, Miss F. Clark, Miss Anna Russell, Mr H.E. Thorndike, Mr Ben Davies and Mr Lionel Kilby (vocal), Marmaduke M. Barton (piano) and Marie Soldat (violin) (with notes by W.H. Cummings, George Grove and Joseph Bennett).
12 May 1888: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Miss Anna Williams, Miss Damian, Mr Watkins Mills and Mr Ben Davies (vocal) (with a Preface by George Grove).
5 March 1889: music by J.S. Bach, including the first public London performance of the cantatas, ‘Wachet auf’ and ‘Halt’ im Gedächtniss Jesum Christ’ (sung in English), given by Miss Liza Lehmann, Miss Himing, Mr Charles Wade and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal), with Dr Joachim (violin) and Mr Lebon (oboe).
4 May 1889: C.H.H. Parry, Judith, with Mr Edward Lloyd, Miss Lena Little, Master Lionel Wynne, Master Frank Lambert, Miss Anna Williams and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal).
18 December 1889, Princes’ Hall: Private performance of a programme of vocal and instrumental solos with madrigals and part songs, given by Richard Gompertz (violin) and Marmaduke M. Barton (piano).
25 February 1890: music by J.S. Bach, featuring Miss Liza Lehmann, Mr Plunket Greene and Mr Branscombe (vocal), with Dr Joachim and Richard Gompertz (violin), and Mr Lebon and Mr Smith (oboi d’amore).
10 May 1890: Brahms, Requiem and Stanford, The Revenge, with Miss Fillunger and Mr Ffrangcon Davies (vocal) (with notes by Joseph Bennett).
16 December 1890: Brahms, Requiem and Parry, Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day, with Liza Lehmann and Mr Ffrangcon Davies (vocal).
10 February 1891: sacred choral music and concertante violin music by J.S. Bach, with Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal), Mr Lebon (oboe), Mr Morrow (trumpet), Dr Joachim (violin) and Mr Barrett and Mr Tootill (flutes).
10 March 1891: Miss Liza Lehmann, Miss Hilda Wilson, Miss Hughes, Mr Houghton, Mr Watkin Mills and Mr William White (vocal), with Miss Ilona Eibenschütz and Leonard Borwick (piano) and Mr Lebon (oboe), including the first performances of Arthur Somervell, Mass in C minor and Schubert, Offertorium for Tenor Solo, Chorus and Orchestra.
12 May 1981, Princes’ Hall: unaccompanied choral music with piano solos by Miss Adelina de Lara.
15 December 1891: Mozart, Requiem and Wagner, Parsifal (second part of Act I), given by Mr and Mrs Henschel, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Houghton and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal).
22 March 1892: J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor, with Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Wilson and Mr Houghton (vocal), Mr Morrow (trumpet), Mr Barrett (flute), Mr Lebon and Mr H. Smith (oboe), Mr Bordsorf (horn) and Mr Burnett (violin) (with a historical introduction by George Grove).
31 May 1892, Princes’ Hall: unaccompanied sacred choral music with Bruch, Romance for Violin, given by Miss Lillian Griffiths (accompanied by Miss Beatrice Hallet). Also, Miss Ethel M. Cain, Miss Maggie Purvis, Miss Jeannie Rankin, Miss Clara Butt, Mr William White, Mr Stirling Wells, and Mr Sandbrook (vocal).
16 December 1892: Verdi, Requiem, with Miss Anna Williams, Miss Brema, Mr William Shakespeare and Mr Andrew Black (vocal).
10 March 1893: music by J.S. Bach, including the first performance with the original text (and ‘probably the first performance in England’) of Bach, Trauer Ode and first English performances of Church Cantata ‘Herr wie du willt’ and of the first chorus from Church Cantata ,’Es erhub sich ein Streit’. Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Houghton and Mr Henschel (vocal), Miss Fanny Davies, Mr Leonard Borwick and Mr Henry Bird (piano), Mr Lebon and Mr Smith (oboe) and Mr Howell and Mr Ould (cello).
16 May 1893, Princes’ Hall: Master Roper, Master Fraser, Master Andrews, Master Petty, Mr E. Branscombe, Mr William Fell and Mr Dan Price (vocal) with Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
23 January 1894: Miss Esther Palliser, Miss Marie Brema, Mr David Bispham, Mr William Shakespeare and Mr Norman Salmond (vocal), including the first public performance of C.V. Stanford, Mass in G major, op.46.
15 March 1894: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, given by Miss Fillunger, Miss Marie Brema, Mr Robert Kaufmann, Mr Norman Salmond and Mr David Bispham (vocal), with Dr Joachim (violin), Miss Hélène Dolmetsch (viola da gamba), Mr Arnold Dolmetsch (harpsichord) and Mr Frederic Cliffe (organ).
8 May 1894: Mr George Case, Mr C. Hadfield, Mr C. Geard and Mr J. Matt (trombones), Mr V. A. Chaine (timpani), Mr Achille Rivade (violin), Mr David Bispham (vocal), and Mr T. T. Noble (organ), accompanied by F. A. Sewell (with biographical notes on the featured composers).

- Bach Festival 1895
All of these programmes include a Chronology of J.S. Bach and a List of the Works Performed at the Concerts of the Bach Choir (1876–1894 inclusive), a list of the obbligato players, a list of the orchestral ensemble and lists of the committee and guarantors. There are also handwritten annotations which indicate that Robert Kaufmann was replaced at all three concerts by William Shakespeare.
2 April 1895: St Matthew Passion: Miss Fillunger, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Robert Kaufmann, Mr David Bispham, Mr Andrew Black and Mr W. H. King (vocal).
4 April 1895: Selection: Mrs Hutchinson, Robert Kaufmann, Mr David Bispham and Miss Marian McKenzie (vocal), Dr Joachim (violin), Mr H. G. Lebon (oboe), Sir Walter Parratt (organ) and Miss Agnes Zimmermann, Miss Fanny Davies and Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
6 April 1895: Mass in B minor: Miss Hutchinson, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Robert Kaufmann and Mr David Bispham (vocal), with Mr H. G. Lebon and Mr H. Smith (oboe), Mr W. L. Barrett (flute), Mr A. Borsdorf (horn) and Dr Joachim (violin).


Volume 3 (1896–99)
A complete set of analytical programmes and wordbooks for concerts 51 to 60. Also included in this volume are programmes for the Bach Festival, given at the Royal Albert Hall on 6, 8 and 10 April 1897.

The programmes for the Public Concerts include historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, the majority of which are signed 'M.L.' [Morton Latham, secretary].

- Public Concerts
25 February 1896: Madame Amy Sherwin, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Robert Hilton and Master George Smart, with Henry R. Bird (organ), including the first performance of Alfred Bruneau, Requiem.
24 March 1896: J.S. Bach, St. John Passion, with Miss Fillunger, Miss Hilda Wilson, Mr Cornelius Bakkes, Mr David Bispham and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), and Mr Henry Bird (organ), accompanied by F. A. Sewell.
19 May 1896: Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Kirkby Lunn, Mr Thomas Thomas and Mr Emily Davies (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano), including the first London performance of C.H.H. Parry, The Lotos Eaters (conducted by the composer).
8 March 1898: including Stanford, Requiem, with Madame Medora Henson, Miss Marie Brema, Mr Thomas Thomas and Mr Plunket Greene.
2 April 1898: Brahms concert, concluding with Requiem, given by Miss Alice Esty and Mr Francis Harford, with Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
7 February 1899: choral and orchestral music by J.S. Bach, with Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Eleanor Jones, Miss Muriel Foster, Mr William Green and Mr Andrew Black, with Mr D.S. Wood (flute) and Miss Fanny Davies and Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
25 March 1899: Miss Ethel Wood, Miss Ada Crossley, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Kennerley Rumford, with Mr Leonard Borwick (piano), including Parry, Scenes from Shelly’s Prometheus Unbound (conducted by the composer).

- Bach Festival
Each programme includes a Chronology of J.S. Bach and a List of Works Performed at the Concerts of the Bach Choir and a list of the obbligato instrumental players. All concerts featured Henry Bird (organ).
6 April 1897: St. Matthew Passion, with Miss Fillunger, Madame Marian McKenzie, Mr Robert Kaufmann, Mr Kennerley Rumford and Mr Francis Harford.
8 April 1897: Selection, given by Mrs Hutchinson, Madame Marian McKenzie, Mr Robert Kaufmann and Mr Francis Harford, with Dr Joachim (violin) and Sir Walter Parrett (organ).
10 April 1897: B minor Mass, with Madame Medora Henson, Madame Marian McKenzie, Mr Robert Kaufmann and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) (with a Preface by George Grove).


Volume 4 (1904-25)
An incomplete set of 15 analytical programmes and wordbooks spanning concerts 63 to 118. With the exception of that on 7 April 1922, all concerts after 14 December 1920 featured the London Symphony Orchestra, led by W. H. Reed.

Programmes for the concerts on 14 December 1921, 7 April 1922, 7 March 1923 and 15 March 1924 include an Introductory Note by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

26 January 1904, Portman Rooms, Baker Street: Private Concert given by Mr Gregory Hast (vocal), with Madame Marie Soldat (violin) and Mr W.Y. Hurlstone (piano).
18 May 1904, St. James’s Hall: Orchestral Concert, featuring Miss Gleeson-White, Miss Gertrude Sichel, Mrs R.H. Wilson, Miss Beatrice Erna and Mr H. Lane Wilson (vocal), with Henry C. Colles (organ), led by Charles Jacoby.
20 January 1905, Royal Horticultural Hall, Vincent Square, Westminster: Mr Leonard Borwick (piano) and Mr William Forington (vocal), accompanied by Mr W.Y. Hurlstone.
2 April 1906: Bach Festival 1906, with Miss Gleeson-White, Mr Gervase Elwes, Mr W. Forington, Misses Isabel and Eldreda Watt and Miss Ada Crossley (vocal) and H.P. Allen (organ).
30 January 1912: Franck, The Beatitudes, given by Miss Gladys Honey, Miss Leila Duart, Miss Sara Silvers, Mr John Adams, Mr J. Campbell McInnes and Mr Harry Dearth (vocal), with Harold Darke (organ), led by C.L. Jacoby (with historical notes by J.A. Fuller Maitland).
4 February 1913: Miss Agnes Nicholls and Mr J. Campbell McInnes (vocal) and Harold Darke (organ), including the first London performance of R. Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony, led by C.L. Jacoby (with historical notes by Hugh Allen and R. Vaughan Williams).
17 December 1914, Royal College of Music: a concert of music by Parry, Stanford and Vaughan Williams, given by Miss Ada Forrest, Mr Thornley Gibson and Mr H. Plunket Greene (vocal) with Harold Darke (organ), led by Charles L. Jacoby (with brief historical notes).
14 December 1920: Orchestral concert, including Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony, with Miss Dorothy Silk and Mr Clive Carey (vocal) and Adrian Boult (additional conductor) (with historical and analytical notes, including musical examples, by H.C. Colles).
10 May 1921, Royal College of Music: works by Parry, given by Miss Dorothy Silk (soprano) (with brief historical notes).
14 December 1921, Central Hall, Westminster: Bach cantatas, interspersed with instrumental pieces by the same, given by Harold Samuel (piano) and Harold Darke (organ), Lillian Berger, Steuart Wilson and Clive Carey (vocal), W.H. Reed (violin) and Daniel Wood (flute).
7 April 1922: The Northern Singers (Chrissie Macdiarmid, Florence Taylor, John Adams and George Parker) with the British Symphony Orchestra, led by Frederick Holding.
7 March 1923: J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Edith Stewart, Astra Desmond, Norman Stone, Archibald Winter, George Parker and Arthur Cranmer (vocal), G. Thalden Ball (organ) (continuo).
15 March 1924, Central Hall, Westminster: J.S. Bach, St Matthew Passion, given by Dorothy Silk, Millicent Russell, Norman Stone, Archibald Winter, Stuart Robertson and Arthur Cranmer (vocal), and G. Thalben Ball (organ).
18 December 1924, Royal College of Music: Concert in memory of Charles Villiers Stanford (conductor of The Bach Choir, 1885-1902), including by Stanford, plus J. S. Bach, Cantata, ‘God’s time is best’. H. Plunket Greene, Elsie Suddaby, John Adams, Dilys Jones and George Parker (vocal), Samuel Liddle (piano) and G. Thalben Ball (organ).
31 March 1925, Central Hall, Westminster: including the first London performance of Whittaker, A Lyke-Wake Dirge (performed twice). Bertha Steventon and J. J. Andrews (vocal), Adila Fachiri and Jelly D’Aranyi (violins).


Volume 5: Bach Festival 1920
A collection of programmes and wordbooks for four performances given at the Central Hall, Westminster between 16 and 20 April 1920, given with the London Symphony Orchestra, led by W.H. Reed and conducted by Hugh P. Allen. The concerts focussed in turn on the cantatas, the instrumental music, the motets, and the Mass in B minor and the programmes include essays by H.C. Colles on each of these topics. The volume also includes essays entitled ‘The significance of Bach for the present day’ (Ernest Newman) and J.S. Bach and his Contemporaries (Edward J. Dent) and contains twenty illustrative plates reproduced from the manuscripts of J.S. Bach.
Vocal: Miss Berger, Miss Sibyl Cropper, Miss Flora Mann, Miss Ethel McLelland and Miss Dorothy Silk and Messrs John Adams, Murray Davey, Gervase Elwes and Topliss Green.
Instrumental: Miss May Harrison, Mr W.H. Reed and Mr C. Woodhouse (violins), Monsieur Louis Fleury (flute), Miss Myra Hess, Mr Herbert Fryer and Harold Samuel (piano) and Mr G. Thalben Ball (organ).


Volume 6: 1928–52
An incomplete set of programmes for concert nos. 131, 135, 136, 170 and 221.
19 December 1928: Dorothy Silk, Parry Jones, Catherine Stewart and Keith Falkner (vocal) with Arnold Goldsbrough (organ) and the London Symphony Orchestra, led by W.H. Reed, including Hugo Wolf, Choral Ballad, The Fire Rider (first orchestral performance in England).
5 and 6 April 1930: J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Dorothy Silk, Margaret Balfour, Steuart Wilson, Hubert Eisdell, Arthur Cranmer, Keith Falkner (vocal) with Wanda Landowska (harpsichord), led by Herbert Kinsey.
29 April 1939: J.S. Bach, St. John Passion, given as part of the London Music Festival by Elsie Suddaby, Mary Jarred, Steuart Wilson, Norman Walker and William Parsons (vocal), with the Jacques Orchestra and the Boyd Neel Orchestra, led by Carl Taylor (with lists of the instrumental soloists and a handwritten annotation which reads ‘notice how flutes sound like trumpets in the chorales’).
30 March 1952, Royal Albert Hall: J. S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Elsie Morison, Kathleen Ferrier, William Herbert, Gordon Clinton, Richard Lewis and Richard Standen (vocal), with Dr Osborne H. Peasgood (organ) and the Jacques Orchestra, led by Emanuel Hurwitz (with a list of the instrumental soloists).
Bound with this programme is a copy of the Guide to London Orchestral and Choral Concerts April 1952 (issued monthly by the London Concerts Co-ordinating Association) and a programme (no words) for a performance of the St Matthew Passion given on 7 March 1953 at the Priory Church of S. Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield by Eric Greene, Norman Lumsden, Elsie Morison, Kathleen Joyce, Wilfred Brown and Norman Walker (vocal), accompanied by the Riddick Orchestra, led by Vera Kantrovitch and conducted by Paul Steinitz.


Volume 7: 1935–36
A miscellaneous collection of programmes for concert nos. 154, 156 and 158, with Osborne H. Peasgood (organ).
7 April 1935: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, given as the third concert of the Musical Festival in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of J.S. Bach by Elsie Suddaby, Betty Bannerman, Heddle Nash, Steuart Wilson, William Parsons and Keith Falkner (vocal), led by W.H. Reed and George Stratton (with extensive historical notes, an essay on Bach reception in England and the role played by the Bach Choir and a reproduction of a page of the handwritten score).
2 March 1936: Ina Souez, Francis Russell, Astra Desmond and Paul Schoffler (vocal) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Paul Beard, including R.V. Williams, Sancta Civitas.
20 May 1936: Bach, Mass in B minor, given to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Society by Dorothy Silk, Betty Bannerman, Jan van der Gucht and Henry Gill (vocal), with the London Symphony Orchestra, led by George Stratton (with historical and analytical notes, musical examples and reproductions of 2 pages from the score).
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1876 - 1953
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