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Collection Description

Collection Title
Usher Hall: Box 2 (1930-39)
Unique Identifier
Box 59
Usher Hall: box 2 of 8 (1930-39)
Collection of ca. 85 miscellaneous programmes, posters, flyers 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:
Several programmes from performances by the Scottish Orchestra, promoted by the Edinburgh Concert Society (14/1/35 and 6/1/36 conducted by John Barbirolli, and 19/12/38 conducted by Georg Szell)
Farewell concert given by Joseph Hislop (singer) (29/4/uu)
Several programmes from the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, including Lawrence Tibbett (singer) (6/10/37), Beniamino Gigli (singer) (20/10/37), Richard Tauber (singer) and Simon Barer (piano) (1937 season) and Yehudi Menuhin (violin) (12/2/38), among others
Alfred Cortot (piano) as part of the Max Mossel Concerts (16/10/37)
Edinburgh City Police Male Voice Choir (8/3/39)
Mr. Moonie's Choir conducted by W.B. Moonie (28/3/30)
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra as part of the Max Mossel Concerts (29/1/38)
Several programmes from annual performances of Handel's 'Messiah' by the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union conducted by W. Greenhouse Allt (1/1/32, 1/1/33, 1/1/34, 1/1/35, 1/1/36, 1/1/37, 1/1/38)
Ninon Vallin (soprano) and the Poltronieri Quartet as part of the Series of Popular Concerts (1930-31 season)
Date range of collection
1930 - 1939
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
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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