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Collection Title
Empire Exhibition (1938)
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Concert Hall : [programmes]. A bound volume of programmes of events as part of the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, from 3rd May until 7th October 1938.

3/5: Variety show
16/5: Glasgow Philharmonic Choir, conducted by John Rankin, with soloists.
17/5: Choir, accompanied by Ailie Cullen, piano duets by John Alexander and Cedric Thorpe Davie, Dennis Noble, singer. Song texts included.
18/5: BBC Scottish Orchestra, Glasgow String Quartet conducted by Ian Whyte.
19/5: Nancy Weir, piano, Dorcas McClean, violin, Paul Robeson, singer. Song texts included.
20/5: Miss Boyd Steven's Ladies' Choir with soloists.
21/5: Glasgow String Orchestra conducted by Horace Fellowes, with soloists.
23/5: Muriel Brunskill, contralto, with John B. Dickson, cello, Glasgow Arien Choir conducted by William Robertson.
24/5: Harry Gordon and his Full Aberdeen Company
25/5: Arthur Fear, baritone, Isobel Robertson, violin, The Apollo Choir (Glasgow) conducted by Robert H. Howie.
26/5: Frederic Lamond, piano, Noel Eadie, soprano.
27/5: Noël Eadie, soprano, piano duets by Ailie Cullen and Wilfrid Senior, Hellenic Choir conducted by Thomas A. Kerr, George J. Dryden, organ.
28/5: Madame Scotia, singer and clarsach, entertainer, Matthew Nisbet, vocalist, Glasgow Select Choir conducted by Archibald M. Ross.
26/6: Walford Hyden and his Café Colette Orchestra.
13/6: BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult. This programme has analytical notes with musical examples, and all orchestral players listed.
14/6: Glasgow Corporation Transport Choir, conducted by Wilfrid H. Phillips, with soloists.
15/6: Perth Madrigal Society, conducted by David Yacamini, with soloists.
27/6: Variety show.
4/7: Variety show.
11/7: Henry Hall and His Orchestra.
18&19/7: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry J. Wood. With analytical programme notes and full list of orchestral players.
20/7: Anchor Mills Ladies' Choir, conducted by Purcell J. Mansfield.
21/7: Robert Burnett Choir conducted by Robert Burnett.
22/7: BBC Scottish Orchestra with Glasgow String Orchestra, conducted by Guy Warrack.
25/7: Variety show.
1/8: Variety show.
8/8: Troise and his Mandoliers.
15/8: Billy Gerhardi and his Band.
22/8: Jack Hylton and his Band.
29&30/8: London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Thomas Beecham. With analytical programme notes and full list of orchestral players.
31/8: Alfred Piccaver, singer.
1/9: Paul Robeson, singer. Song texts included.
2&3/9: Lener String Quartet.
5/9: Variety show.
12/9: Variety show.
19/9: The Boys' Brigade Display.
21&22/9: Glasgow Orpheus Choir conducted by Hugh S. Roberton.
24&26/9: Mantovani and His Tipica Orchestra.
30/9: Recital by Kreisler. With analytical programme notes.
3/10: Variety show.
10-15, 17-22, 24-29/10: Scottish Orchestra conducted by Aylmer Buesst.
Weekly Entertainments Programmes, from 22/8 to 22/10.
Date range of collection
1938 - 1938
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National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council