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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1940-1941)
A collection of 58 programmes from BBC concerts, 1940 to 1941. The programmes include analytical programme notes. The programmes are from the provinces; the majority are from orchestral concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the remainder are from the BBC Theatre Orchestra.

Chiefly, the programmes from the BBC Symphony Orchestra are from concerts at Colston Hall, Bristol. These were largely “Lunch hour concerts” (usually Fridays) of Symphony Concerts (usually Wednesdays). In addition, there are programmes from the following venues: Gaumont Place, Taunton; Empire Theatre, Cardiff; Odeon, Bridgwater. Some concerts also featured the BBC Chorus.

Programmes from the BBC Theatre Orchestra are from a number of venues: Town Hall, Cheltenham; Colston Hall, Bristol; Pavilion, Bath; New Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton; Winter Gardens, Malvern; The Regal, Leamington Spa. These concerts were all conducted by Stanford Robinson, and occasionally featured the BBC Theatre Chorus.

The programmes are largely arranged chronologically. Non-Bristol programmes from the BBCSO and the BBCTO programmes are at the end of the sequence.
Date range of collection
1940 - 1941
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Not Specific
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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