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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1944-1945)
A collection of 29 programmes from BBC concerts, 1944 to 1945. The programmes include analytical programme notes. The programmes are largely from the provinces; the majority are from orchestral concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and there is one programme from the BBC Theatre Orchestra.

The programmes from the BBC Symphony Orchestra are chiefly from concerts given at the Corn Exchange, Bedford. Other venues visited by the orchestra include: Guildhall, Cambridge; Odeon Luton; Royal Albert Hall (concert organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society). Various choirs joined the orchestra in some of these concerts: choirs included the BBC Chorus, BBC Women’s Chorus and Luton Choral Society.

The collection also includes a programme given at the Corn Exchange, Bedford by the BBC Theatre Orchestra.

BBCSO programmes are organised by their geographic location (Bedford, Cambridge, Luton – then London); then they are arranged chronologically. The BBCTO programme is at the end of the collection.
Date range of collection
1944 - 1945
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times
Details also available
Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing groups
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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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council