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Collection Description

Collection Title
Bach Cantata Club (1926-1930)
A collection of 33 programmes from the Bach Cantata Club, 1926 to 1930. The collection also contains prospectuses and other items of performance ephemera, which include press cuttings and correspondence to members. The collection contains a few analytical programmes, and a number of these contain musical examples.

The majority of concerts took place at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster; a significant amount of the remainder took place at the Royal College of Music. The collection also includes as small amount of programmes from the Queen’s Hall, Duke’s Hall (Royal Academy of Music) and the chapel at Buckingham Palace.

Charles Kennedy Scott was the conductor for the majority of concerts; other concerts within the series included conductors such as Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams. When instrumentalists were used in concerts, the group was sometimes entitled “Bach chamber orchestra” and at other times only a list of players was given. The concerts usually followed the pattern that sacred concerts were given at St. Margaret’s Church, and secular concerts given at the Royal College of Music or the Royal Academy of Music. Some programmes in the collection are from joint concerts with the Oriana Madrigal Choir (which was founded and conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott).

The volume bears the inscription “ex libris Caroli Sanford Terry”, and was given to the Royal College of Music as part of the Charles Sanford Terry bequest.

The collection is arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1926 - 1930
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
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