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Collection Description

Collection Title
Royal College of Physicians and Other Edinburgh Venues (1893-1998)
Unique Identifier
Box 49
Concert Programmes Royal College of Physicians and Other Venues: 1 box (1893-1998)
Collection of ca. 160 miscellaneous programmes, posters, handbills, and flyers from a large number of Edinburgh venues, arranged alphabetically by venue. Performances of jazz, opera, chamber music, orchestral music, traditional music, musicals, dance, and school groups.

Venues represented:
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Surgeons
Royal High School
Royal Scottish Academy
St. Andrew's Hall
St. Bride's Centre
St. Cuthbert's Hall
St. Oswald's Hall
Signet Library
Stockbridge House
Synod Hall
Teviot House
Traverse Theatre
Tron Tavern
Walpole Hall
Westbury Hotel
Y.M.C.A Theatre/Hall

Highlights of the collection include:
Raimund Gilvan (tenor) and Roderick Brydon (piano): Royal College of Physicians (21/11/78)
Nigel Kennedy (violin) and John Lenehan (piano): Royal College of Physicians (6/1/91)
Royal High School Choir conducted by William Bowie: Royal High School Assembly Hall (15/12/68)
Series of programmes from the Lunch Hour Concerts at the Royal Scottish Academy (1944-45)
Concert in aid of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians' Benevolent Fund with Effie Stewart and Andrew Black (singers), Mr Waddell's Choir and the Glasgow Select Choir: Synod Hall (4/4/1893)
Series of programmes from concerts by pupils of the Synod Hall School of Music, all conducted by Maimie Waddel and accompanied by Ruth Waddel: St. Cuthbert's Hall (1920-34) [note that the name Waddel is also spelled Waddell on some programmes]
Beaux Arts Trio: St. Oswald's Hall (14/11/71)
Scottish Baroque Ensemble: Signet Library (13-14/12/77)
Edinburgh Amateur Orchestral Society: Synod Hall (23/3/21)
Mr Kirkhope's Choir promoted by the Peoples' Entertainment Society: Synod Hall (21/12/1889)
Series of programmes from Professor Tovey's Sunday Evening Concerts: Synod Hall (1923-26)
Date range of collection
1893 - 1998
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
Open Map
0131 225 5584
0131 225 8783†
Visiting Information
Mon-Thur 10.00-20.00 Fri 10.00-17.00 Sat 09.00- 13.00 For reprographic services, book reservations and overdue items from lending departments.
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
Collections Overview
Special collection on Edinburgh Festival 1947 to date
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council