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Collection Description

Collection Title
Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh (1877-1979)
Unique Identifier
Box 19
Concert Programmes Freemasons' Hall: 1 box (1877-1979)
Collection of ca. 150 programmes, handbills, posters, and flyers from concerts at the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh. Performances of mainly instrumental and vocal chamber music (particularly solo recitals) and choral music.
Highlight of the collection is a series of 27 programmes from 1877-1909, including:
Mr Waddel's Choir (29/5/1877, 30/5/1878, 3/2/1879, 3/6/1879, 10/6/1880, 21/3/1881, 3/6/1881, 27/5/1884, 22/11/1886, 15/4/1891)
Helen Hopekirk (piano) (22/1/1881, 10/4/1883)
Edinburgh Bach Society (27/5/1891, 1/6/1892, 9/3/1899, 12/3/1909)

Other prominent or interesting groups or series in the collection:
Scottish Chamber Orchestra (several programmes)
Concerts promoted by the Edinburgh Music Club (22/10, 13/11/1934, 24/1, 6/2, 5/3/1935)
Margery Kennedy-Fraser (singer), Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (singer and clarsach player) and Margaret Kennedy (singer) (7/3/1932)
New Town Concert series (large number of programmes and flyers from 1965 to 1979)
Pierre Bernac (baritone) and Francis Poulenc (piano) (23/11/1953)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) and Gerald Moore (piano) (21/3/1955)
Date range of collection
1877 - 1979
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places
This collection is about

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