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Collection name Cambridge Guildhall
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Description One hundred programmes for events spanning 1878 – 1980 given at the Guildhall, Cambridge. Of particular interest is the handbill for the concert on 15 June 1891 conducted by Dvorak during his visit to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University.

25/11/1878: Choir Mutual Aid Society, First glee and madrigal concert
25/02/1881: Charles Hallé, Wilma Norman-Neruda,
23/11/1882: Choir Mutual Aid Society, Fifth glee and madrigal concert
08/11/1883: Choir Mutual Aid Society, Sixth annual glee and madrigal concert
06/03/1885: Agnes Bartlett, Carlotta Elliot,
26/11/1886: Heckmann Quartet,
15/06/1891: CUMS, Madame Albani, Hilda Wilson, Edward Lloyd, George Henschel, Antonin Dvorak. Handbill for concert given during Dvorak's visit to Cambridge to receive an honorary doctorate
02/05/1895: English Ladies Orchestral Society, William Higley, Ethel Barnes, Gwladys Wood, Constance Barkworth, Frances Thomas. In aid of Addenbrooke's Hospital
09/03/1899: A. H. Mann, Dr. Mann's Festival Choir, Cicely Gleeson White, F. Dewberry, C. Wood, Hubert Parry, Alan Gray. Eighth glee and madrigal concert. Includes an extensive note on the Tallis 40-part motet (performed twice at the concert)
27/02/1900: A. H. Mann, Dr. Mann's Festival Choir, Margaret Field-Hyde, Miss M. Llewellyn, J. Reed, William Higley. Performance of Messiah
26/02/1902: A. H. Mann, Dr. Mann's Festival Choir, Cicely Gleeson White, Margaret Field-Hyde, Edith Nutter, Jos. Reed, G. C. B. Bowden, Norman Ridley, C. G. Barkla, W. H. Bullock, F. C. Moore, R. J. W. H. Potter. Performance of Bach St. Matthew Passion
06/11/1902: Band of the Coldstream Guards. Music performed at a reception given by the Mayor George Kett and Mrs. Kett
02/03/1903: A. H. Mann, Dr. Mann's Festival Choir
04/02/1909: Clara Butt, Kennerley Rumford
06/06/1915: Mrs Stothert, Alice Neville, Herbert Bagnall, Gaye King, Edward Dent. Concert in aid of the RNLI. Included performance of "The christening of Rosalys" by Netta Syrett with music by Edward Dent
19/02/1913: Nellie Melba, Edmund Burke, Una Bourne, Marcel Moyse, Professor Lapierre. Handbill
27/11/1915: Miss L. M. Greenwood, Mrs Jenkinson, A. M. Gibson, E. W. Winton, J. H. Bliss, J. F. Shepherdson. Handwritten note on programme explaining the concert the first of a series of concerts for children organised by Mrs R. M. Luard.. Concert preceded with a talk by Dent
[n.d.] 1921-22: Jan Kubelik, Stella Power, Percy Kahn. Powell and Holt 1921 - 22 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1921-22: Rosina Buckman, Edna Thornton, Maurice D'Oisly, Peter Dawson, William James. Powell and Holt 1921 - 22 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
01/12/1922, Norman Wilks,
[n.d.] 1922 – 23: Stella Power, Leile Megane, Katharine Goodson. Powell and Holt 1922 - 23 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
29/01/1923: Eric Marshall, Bratza, William James. Powell and Holt 1922 - 23 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1922 – 23: Fritz Kreisler, Charlton Keith. Powell and Holt 1922 - 23 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1922 – 23: Vladimir de Pachmann. Powell and Holt 1922 - 23 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1922 – 23: Clara Butt, Grace Torrens. Powell and Holt 1922 - 23 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1923 – 24: Fritz Kreisler, Charlton Keith. Powell and Holt 1923 - 24 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1923 – 24: Léner Quartet. Powell and Holt 1923 - 24 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
07/12/1923: Alfred Cortot. Powell and Holt 1923 - 24 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
18/02/1924: Josef Hoffmann. Powell and Holt 1923 - 24 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[n.d.] 1925 – 26: Jascha Heifetz, Isidor Achron. Powell and Holt 1925 - 26 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
08/05/1925: The English Singers. Supported by the British Empire Shakespeare Society
Oct 1925: Vladimir de Pachmann. Powell and Holt 1925 - 26 International Celebrity Subscription Concerts
[1926?]: Don Cossacks, Serge Jarov,
06/11/1929: Jean Sterling Mackinlay, Nigel Farnell, Maurice Jacobson. Children's concert. With programme for Rudolf Steiner Children's Matinee season 28 - 29
1929 – 1930: Lionel Powell International Celebrity Subscription Concerts 1929 - 30 brochure
21/02/1930: Paul Robeson, Ania Dorfmann. Lionel Powell International Celebrity Subscription Concerts 1929 - 30
[1931]: Léner Quartet,
1934 – 35: Imperial Concert Agency Subscription Concerts brochure 1934 - 35
Jun 1935: Josef Szigeti, Nikita de Magaloff. Informal Music Club May Week concert
Nov - Dec 1936, Pro Arte Quartet. Sixth Cambridge Season brochure
09/06/1937: Menges String Quartet, Pauline Juler. Informal Music Club May Week concert
[1937?]: Léner Quartet,
[n.d. 1930s?]: Wilhelm Backhaus. Imperial Subscription Concerts
[n.d. 1930s?]: Albert Sammons, Gerald Moore. Imperial Subscription Concerts
16/07/1942: Boyd Neel Orchestra. Wartime concerts series
25/11/[1942]: Vera Benenson. Handbill for Beethoven piano recital
25/02/1943: Myra Hess, New London Orchestra, Alec Sherman. Wartime concerts series
13/03/1943: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Eva Turner, Adrian Boult. Programme notes by Philip Radcliffe
29/07/1943: Boyd Neel Orchestra, Leon Goossens, Boyd Neel. Wartime concerts series
30/10/1943: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult. Programme notes by Philip Radcliffe
31/10/1943: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
02/12/1943: Pauline Juler, New London Orchestra, Alec Sherman. Wartime concerts series.
05/12/1943: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
16/01/1944: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
13/02/1944: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
12/03/1944: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
07/05/1944: Cambridge Municipal Orchestra, J. Parkinson,
17/08/1944: Boyd Neel Orchestra, Leon Goossens, Boyd Neel, Sophie Wyss. Wartime concerts series
28/10/1944: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paul Beard, Ambrose Gauntlett, Adrian Boult. First performance of Bax's Legend; Programme notes by Philip Radcliffe
03/02/1945: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult. Programme notes by Philip Radcliffe
23/07/1945: Joan Wrycroft, Margaret Cox, Anne Percival-Smith, Reginald Fairweather. In aid of the Lord Lieutenant's County Remembrance Fund
29/05/1947: Paganini Quartet. Beethoven programme
19/10/1947: Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Cortot, Reginald Jacques. Eastern Region Symphony Concerts
16/11/1947: Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Jan Smeterlin, Reginald Jacques. Eastern Region Symphony Concerts
25/01/1948: Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Alfredo Campoli, Reginald Jacques. Eastern Region Symphony Concerts
08/02/1948: Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Louis Kentner, Reginald Jacques. Eastern Region Symphony Concerts
22/02/1948: Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Louis Kentner, Reginald Jacques. Eastern Region Symphony Concerts
24/02/1949: New London Orchestra, Giaconda de Vito, Alec Sherman. Thursday Concerts
31/10/1949: Students of the MacKenzie School of Music and Drama,
10/11/1949: Andres Segovia. Thursday Concerts
15/02/1951: Jacques String Orchestra, John Pritchard. Thursday Concerts
21/10/1953: Leppard Chamber Orchestra, Thurston Dart, Raymond Leppard, Cambridge Chamber orchestral Concert Society
17/05/1954: Maryan Rawicz, Walter Landauer,
24/11/1957: Philomusica of London, Granville Jones, Carl Pini, Thurston Dart. Programme notes by Thurston Dart
09/02/1958: London Opera Group, Michael Moores, La Traviata
02/03/1958: Philomusica of London, Granville Jones, Richard Adeney, Thurston Dart. Programme notes by Thurston Dart
29/10/1959: Felix Weingarten. Handbill for Chopin recital
11/03/1961: Honor Shepard, Robert Tear, Richard Standen, Cambridgeshire String Orchestra, Philip Ledger, David Willcocks, Inter Village College Federation concert
14/06/1961: David Willcocks, Alan Tranah. Organ recital to mark the completion of the reconstruction of the organ
20/03/1962: Combined choirs of Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, Cambridgeshire High School for Girls, The Leys School, The Perse School, The Perse School for Girls, Denis Fielder
24/05/1962: Amadeus Quartet. Thursday Concerts
28/10/1962: London Mozart Players, Christopher Hyde-Smith, Harry Blech,
25/11/1962: Philomusica of London, Anthony Lewis, Mary Thomas, Raymond Herincx, Thurston Dart
03/03/1963: London Opera Group, Jean Buck, David Winnard, Colin Sherratt. Bluebeard's Castle
09/03/1963: Combined choral groups of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges, CUMS Orchestra, Honor Sheppard, Margaret Cable, Elaine Hewitt, Robert Tear, David Willcocks. Inter Village College Federation concert
18/03/1963: English Chamber Orchestra, Helen Watts, Raymond Leppard. John Lewis Partnership Music Society concert
07/03/1964: Combined choral groups of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges, David Willcocks, John Langdon. Inter Village College Federation concert
14/06/1964: Norman Hearn. Brochure concerning upcoming premiere of Perelandra by Donald Swann, based on the novel by C. S. Lewis
13, 14 July 1964: English Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Vyvyan, Patricia clark, Grayston Burgess, John Whitworth, Gerald English, Alexander Young, Thomas Hemsley, Trevor Anthony, Thurston Dart, Anthony Lewis. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, dramatised concert performances
[1964]: Phoenix String Orchestra, Alan Stripp, Susan Bradshaw,
17/07/1965: Philomusica of London, George Malcolm,
12/03/1966: Combined choral groups of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges, David Willcocks
22/11/1966: BBC Midland Light Orchestra, CUMS Chorus, Janet Price, Elisabeth Holden, Martin Lane, Alexander Young, John Carol Case, Philip Ledger, David Willcocks. Recording before an invited audience for braodcast by BBC on Monday 28 November 1966
29/02/1968: English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim. Programme notes by Stephan de Haan
02/11/1968: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard,
03/04/1977: John Lill. Celebrity Recital series
06/03/1977: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich. Celebrity Recital series
12/10/1980: Andres Segovia,
03/05/[190?]: Kate Cherry, Madame Belle Cole, Meister Glee Singers, W. L. Luttman
13/03/[1963?]: Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra, Hazel Schmid, Gerald English, Helen Watts, Donald Bell. Kirckman Concert Society concert
15/10/[1931?]: Wilhelm Backhaus

Date range -
Associated People and Organisations Achron, Isidor - Adeney, Richard - Albani, Emma - Amadeus String Quartet - Anthony, Trevor - Backhaus, Wilhelm - Bagnall, Herbert - Barenboim, Daniel - Barkworth, Constance - Barnes, Ethel - Bartlett, Agnes - BBC Midland Light Orchestra - BBC Symphony Orchestra - Beard, Paul - Bell, Donald - Benenson, Vera - Blech, Harry - Boult, Adrian - Bourne, Una - Boyd Neel string orchestra - Bradshaw, Susan - Bratza, Yovanovitch - Buck, Jean - Buckman, Rosina - Burgess, Grayston - Burke, Edmund - Butt, Clara - Cable, Margaret - Cambridgeshire String Orchestra - Cambridge Municiple Orchestra - Campoli, Alfredo - Case, John Carol - Choir Mutual Aid Society - Clark, Patricia - Band of the Coldstream Guards - Cortot, Alfred - Cox, Margaret - Cambridge University Musical Society - Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus - Dart, Thurston - Dawson, Peter - de Vito, Gioconda - Dent, Edward J. - Dewberry, F. (Mr) - D'Oisly, Maurice - Don Cossack Chorus - Dorfmann, Ania - Dr. Mann's Festival Choir - Dvorak, Antonin - Eastern Symphony Orchestra - Elliott, Carlotta - English Ladies' Orchestral Society - English Chamber Orchestra - English Singers - English, Gerald - Fairweather, Reginald - Farnell, Nigel - Field-Hyde, Margaret - Gauntlett, Ambrose - Gleeson-White, Cicely - Goodson, Katharine - Goossens, Léon - Gray, Alan - Hallé, Charles - Heckmann String Quartet - Heifetz, Jascha - Hemsley, Thomas 1927 - Henschel, George (Isidor Georg) - Herincx, Raimund - Hess, Myra - Hewitt, Elaine - Higley, William - Hoffmann, Joseph - Holden, Elisabeth - Hyde-Smith, Christopher - Jacobson, Maurice - Jacques, Reginald - James, William - Jarov, Sergei - Jones, Geraint - Jones, Granville - Juler, Pauline - Khan, Percy B. - Keith, Charlton - Kentner, Louis 1905 - 1987 King, Gaye - Kreisler, Fritz 1875 - 1962 Kubelik, Jan - Landauer, Walter - Lane, Martin - Langdon, John - Ledger, Philip - Léner String Quartet - Leppard Chamber Orchestra - Leppard, Raymond 1927 - Lewis, Anthony - Lill, John - Lloyd, Edward - London Mozart Players - London Opera Group - Mackinlay, Jean Sterling - Magaloff, Nikita - Malcolm, George - Mann, A.H. - Marshall, Eric - Meganne, Leila - Menges String Quartet - Moore, Gerald - Moores, Michael - Moyse, Marcel - Neel, Boyd - Neville, Alice - New London Orchestra - Norman-Neruda, Wilma (Lady Hallé) 1838 - 1911 Northern sinfonia orchestra 1958 - Nutter, Edith - Pachmann, Vladimir de - Paganini String Quartet - Parkinson, J. - Parry, C. Hubert Hastings - Percival-Smith, Joan - Philomusica of London - Phoenix String Orchestra - Pini, Carl - Power, Stella - Price, Janet - Pritchard, John - Pro Arte Quartet - Rawicz, Maryan - Reed, J. - Ridley, Norman - Robeson, Paul - Rumford, Kennerley - Sammons, Albert - Schmid, Hazel - Segovia, Andrés - Shepard, Honor - Sherman, Alec - Sherratt, Colin - Smeterlin, Jan - Standen, Richard - Stothert, Mrs - Stripp, Alan - Szigeti, Joseph - Tear, Robert - Thomas, Frances - Thomas, Mary - Thornton, Edna - Torrens, Grace - Tranah, Alan - Turner, Eva - Vyvyan, Jennifer - Watts, Helen - Weingartner, Felix - Whitworth, John - Wilks, Norman - Willcocks, David - Wilson, Hilda - Winnard, David - Wood, Charles - Wood, Gwladys - Wrycroft, Joan - Wyss, Sophie - Young, Alexander -
Associated Places Guildhall, Cambridge
Associated Times 19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899 20th century - early 1900-1930 20th century - mid 1931-1970 20th century - late 1971-1999
Associated Content Programme notes Photographs Handbills Word books Orchestra Lists
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