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Collection Description

Collection Title
Usher Hall: Box 3 (1940-59)
Unique Identifier
Box 60
Usher Hall: box 3 of 8 (1940-59)
Collection of ca. 110 miscellaneous programmes, posters, flyers and handbills from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Performances of mainly chamber music, opera, orchestral music, and choral music, many as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Some of the highlights from the collection include:
Reid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mary Grierson (20/1/40)
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Herrick Bunney (3/4/53)
Glasgow Phoenix Choir conducted by G.F. Hardie, in aid of the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh Transport Employees' Widows and Orphans Fund (30/11/55)
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Claudio Arrau (piano) (6/9/54)
Vienna Boys Choir (5/5/53, 23/10/54, 3/3/56, 2/4/57, 6/3/58)
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Szymon Goldberg (2/9/55) Programme contains analytical notes with musical examples
Hallé Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli (1/9/50) Programme contains analytical notes with musical examples
Edinburgh Churches Choir conducted by John Brown (13/12/52)
Edinburgh Bach Society conducted by Mary Grierson (29/2/56)
Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Herrick Bunney (10/5/62)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache (16/11/48)
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union conducted by Herrick Bunney (3/3/48)
Several programmes from the Scottish Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite and promoted by the Edinburgh Concert Society:
1943: 29/10, 12/11, 26/11, 10/12
1944: 7/1, 21/1, 14/2, 18/2, 3/3, 17/3, 24/3, 13/10, 27/10, 24/11
Date range of collection
1940 - 1959
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places
Associated Times

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 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