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Collection Description

Collection Title
Usher Hall: Box 1 (1914-29)
Unique Identifier
Box 58
Usher Hall: box 1 of 8 (1914-29)
Collection of ca. 60 miscellaneous programmes and handbills from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Performances of mainly chamber music, orchestral music, and choral music.

Some of the highlights from the collection include:
Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano) (16/3/18)
Two celebration concerts by the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Henry J. Wood, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the choir (instituted 1858), and in aid of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (6,7/3/18)
Charles M. Widor (organ) with Denne Parker (singer) (27/5/14). Includes portraits of the performers.
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union conducted by W. Greenhouse Allt (1/1/16)
Hallé Orchestra conducted by Hamilton Harty with Arthur de Greef (piano), as part of the Quinlan Subscription Concerts (25/10/19)
The Association of Highland Societies of Edinburgh Grand Concert, with various soloists (14/2/19)
H. Whalley (organ) with St. George's Quartette Party (30/5/14)
Edwin H. Lemare (organ) (1,4/7/14). Includes analytical notes with musical examples.
The North British Railway Musical Association (Edinburgh) Choral Concert conducted by Archibald Russell (19/2/27)
Mr Moonie's Choir 30th anniversary concert, conducted by W.B. Moonie with various soloists (2/1/27)
Several programmes from the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts (1926-30), such as Alfred Cortot (piano), Jacques Thibaud (violin) and Pablo Casals (cello) (1928)
Glasgow Orpheus Choir conducted by Hugh S. Roberton (4/4/25)
Programme from Nellie Melba's Farewell Tour (1926). With a newspaper clipping about the concert.
Margory Kennedy-Fraser (singer and pianist), Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser (singer and clarsach player) and Margaret Kennedy (singer) (20/10/22)
Date range of collection
1914 - 1929
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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