This site is designed so that its contents are accessible to every type of browser. You browser, however, may not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's design details. You are encouraged to upgrade to a more standards compliant browser.

Search: Advanced Search
HomeSearchGetRecordBBC Concerts (1945-1946)

Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1945-1946)
A collection of 35 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, 1945 to 1946.

The majority of programmes relate to performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. A number of these concerts were conducted by Adrian Boult. The programmes are predominantly from concerts given in London, at the Royal Albert Hall and the People’s Palace. Some of the concerts given at the Royal Albert Hall were “BBC Symphony Concerts”; concerts given at the People’s Palace, were “BBC Sunday Afternoon Concerts”. The collection also includes programmes from provincial tours of the orchestra, with programmes from the following venues: Guildhall, Cambridge; Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry; St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

The collection contains a number of programmes from concerts given by the BBC Theatre Orchestra; these were conducted by Stanford Robinson, and took place at the People’s Palace.

There are also programmes from a tour of the BBC Singers, conducted by Leslie Woodgate. The tour included the following venues: The Arcadia, Llandudon; Grove Park Girls’ School, Wrexham; Miner’s Institute, Rhos [shorterned version of Rhosllanerchrugog], Wrexham.

In addition to the above ensembles, some of the concerts represented in the collection also featured the BBC Theatre Chorus or the BBC Choral Society. A few concerts represented in the collection were promoted by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

The programmes are loosely arranged by performing group: BBCSO, BBCTO, BBC Singers. The BBCSO programmes are divided between London and the provinces. After the above divisions, the programmes are organised by chronological order.
Date range of collection
1945 - 1946
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times
Details also available
Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing groups
This collection is about

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
Open Map
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.
Display Overview
NEW CONTACT DETAILS: 020 7591 4723; [email protected]
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Related Publications
Management Information (Type)
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