Glasgow Choral Union (1874-1893)
A collection of 19 volumes of programmes from the Glasgow Choral Union, from 1874 to 1893.
Concert venues are not listed on programmes from 1874. Concerts took place in City Hall (1875-1877) and chiefly took place in St. Andrew's Hall (1879-1893). For the period 1877-1878, the venue is cited as "New Public Halls" or "Public Halls". However, it is possible that this venue was actually the recently built (completed 1877) St. Andrew's Hall.
The concerts featured oratorios, large-scale cantatas, orchestral music and occasionally chamber music.
There are a variety of amounts of programmes per season. However, the majority of seasons have at least 10 concerts per season; sometimes the numbering system for concerts was divided between "Orchestral Concerts" and "Choral Concerts". The bulk of each season took place from late November to January.
The programmes are arranged chronologically.
1874 - 1893
Associated People and Organisations
Glasgow Choral Union -
City Hall, Glasgow
St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow
19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899
19th century - mid Victorian 1851-1875
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