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Collection Description

Collection Title
Scrapbook of vocal concerts (1850-1859)
A collection of one scrapbook containing ca. 120 programmes, dating from 1850 to 1859. The programmes are from concerts chiefly given in London, but the collection also includes programmes from the provinces, Europe and South America. A wide variety of different concert venues are represented by this collection - for a list see below - but the collection includes a number of programmes from Willis's Rooms and the Dudley Gallery at Egyptian Hall. A significant amount of programmes in the collection relate to performances, often 'matinee musicale', given in private houses. A few programmes contain no venue information, or incomplete venue information such as a street name but no number. The programmes in the collection largely relate to concerts containing vocal music or a mixture of vocal and instrumental items: however the collection also includes a few programmes from opera performances. The volume also includes a few newspaper cuttings and advertisements for concerts. The majority of items are fixed into the volume, but there are a few loose programmes.

The collection contains programmes from the following venues:

City Hall, Glasgow; Music Hall, Belfast; Theatre Royal, Dublin; Exeter Hall; 40 Belgrave Square; Theatre Italien-francais [Brussels?]; Theatre Royal, Limerick; Antient Concert Rooms, Great Brunswick Street [Dublin]; 27 Queen Ann Street, Cavendish Square; Campden House, Kensington; Salle Herz, Rue de la Victoire; Stafford House; Granard Lodge, Roehampton; Willis's Concert Rooms; 51 Grosvenor Street; 2 Portland Place; 16 Charles Street; 37 Great Marlborough Street; Dudley Gallery, Egyptian Hall; 4 Carlton House Terrace; 63 Portland Place; 96 Eaton Square; 41 Portland Place; 6 Harley Street, Cavendish Square; Teatro san Felipe y Santiago [Montevideo]; 17 Belgrave Square; Queen's Concert Rooms, Hanover Square; 18 Upper Grosvenor Street; 85 Eaton Square; 37 Gloucester Square; 12 Bolton Row; Educational Institute, Sloane Square; 15 Eaton Square; 12 Hill Street; 20 Charles Street; 34 Chesham Place; Royal Pavilion, Brighton; 107 Gloucester Place; 36 Portland Place; 51 Grosvenor Place; 61 Portland Place; 14 Lowndes Square; 18 Upper Grosvenor Street; 20 Hill Street; 52 Grosvenor Place; 5 Carlton House Terrace; 90 Eaton Square; Devonshire House; 4 Charles Street, Lowndes Square; 11 Grosvenor Square; 90 Eaton Square; Beethoven Rooms, Harley Street, Cavendish Square; 40 Belgrave Square; 7 Great Stanhope Street; 106 Eaton Square; 51 Grosvenor Place; 29 Chesham Place; Hanover Square Rooms; Teatro de Solis [Montevideo]; 96 Eaton Square; Buckingham Palace; 5 Portland Place; 14 Hyde Park Square; Teatro de Colon [Beunos Aires]; 11 Lowndes Street; 5 Eaton Place

The programmes are loosely arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1850 - 1859
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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This collection is about

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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Mon-Fri by appointment
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The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council