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Collection Description

Collection Title
University of Dublin Choral Society (1876-1910)
Unique Identifier
Choral 900 1876-1910
Programmes for 44 concerts (plus duplicates) by the University of Dublin Choral Society, all held in the Examination Hall, Trinity College unless otherwise stated. Some programmes have press cuttings affixed. Programmes are all word books. Patrons, President, Vice-president, committee members and auditors listed. Concerts conducted by Sir Robert Prescott Stewart until 13/5/92. From 27/2/97 Charles G. Marchant conducts.

21/2/76: Contains introdutory notes.
10/5/76: Programme contains a serenade by Stewart.
23/3/78: Programme contains songs by Stewart and Stevenson.
11/5/78: Annotated with performers names.
26/6/78: Annotated with performers names.
22/3/79: Programme contains 'The Three Students' by Joseph Robinson.
18/6/79: Contains introductory notes.
14/5/81; 17/2/83.
14/4/83: Contains introductory notes.
19/4/84 (plus duplicate): Programme contains 'A Hundred Years Ago' and Marion's Song by Stewart. Contains programme notes.
21/2/85: 48th season, 165th concert. Commemoration Concert: Bach and Handel, born in 1685. Contains introductory notes.
15/6/85: 48th season, 167th concert. Press cuttings affixed to back of programme.
12/12/85 (plus duplicate): 49th season, 168th concert. Noted that a quartet by Handel was to be performed in memory of His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, K.G. (late patron of the society). Press cuttings affixed to back of programme.
13/2/86: 49th season, 169th concert. Annotated with performers names.
31/3/87 (plus 2 duplicates): Jubilee Concert: New Leinster Hall. Artists name include Mrs. Hutchinson, Mr. Scott-Fennell, Mr. Bernard Lane and Mr. Edmond Oldham. Contains notes on the society.
4/2/88: 51st season: The Chapel, Trinity College. Programme included an anthem by Stewart. Press cuttings affixed to back of programme.
25/4/88 (plus duplicate): 51st season, 177th concert: New Leinster Hall, Hawkins Street. Noted that the Marche Funebre by Chopin was to be performed in memory of John Hewitt Jellett, D. D. (late provost of Trinity College, and President of the Society). Contains inciptis with the introductory notes. Press cuttings affixed to back of programme.
5/6/88: 51st season, 178th concert. Annotated with performers names. Press cuttings affixed to back of programme.
15/12/88: 52nd season, 179th concert.
12/6/89: 52nd season, 181st concert: Dining Hall, Trinity College. Programme contained 'A Committee Cantata (with solos for the various officers of the UDCS and responsive chorus for the members)' by Stewart.
7/12/89: 53rd season, 182nd concert. Contains programme notes.
1/3/90: 53rd season, 183rd concert. Press cuttings included.
21/5/90: 53rd season, 184th concert. Contains introductory notes.
7/3/91 (plus duplicate): 54th season, 186th concert.
13/5/92: 55th season 190th concert: Dining Hall, Trinity College.
5/7/92: Flyer for Tercentenary Celebrations by the University of Dublin Choral Society in the Leinster Hall. 'A Tercentenary Ode, specially written and composed for the occasion by Prof G.F. Armstrong, M.A. & Prof. Sir Robert Stewart, Mus. D. will be performed with full Orchestral accompaniments and augmented chorus.' Soloists listed include Mrs. Hutchinson, Mr. Barton M'Guckin and Mr. Plunket Greene.
27/2/97: 60th season, 204th concert: Mendelssohn Concert.
3/6/97: 60th season, 205th concert: Jubilee Concert: Dining Hall, Trinity College.
11/12/97 (plus duplicate): 61st season, 206th concert.
2/6/98: 61st season, 208th concert. Programme contains 'The Hawthorn Tree' and 'The Hawthorn in Berry' by Stewart.
10/12/98: 62nd season, 209th concert.
25/2/99: 62nd season, 210th concert. Mixed programme.
30/11/01 (plus duplicate): 64th season, 217th concert. Contains introductory notes.
28/2/02: 64th season, 119th concert. Contains introductory notes.
6/12/02: 66th season, 221st concert. Contains introductory notes.
28/2/03: 66th season, 222nd concert.
8/6/04: 67th season, 226th concert.
12/12/05 (plus duplicate): 69th season, 230th concert.
29/3/06: 69th season, 231st concert. Contains introductory notes.
18/5/06: 69th season, 232nd concert. Programme contained the Tragic Symphony by Schubert (First performance in Ireland) and Phaudrig Crohoore by Stanford.
28/3/08: 71st season, 237th concert. Contains programme notes and incipits.
26/3/09 (plus duplicate): 72nd season, 240th concert. Contains introductory notes.
25/2/10: 73rd season, 243rd concert. Contains introductory notes.
Date range of collection
1876 - 1910
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Trinity College Dublin, Library
College Street Dublin Dublin 2
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+353 1 608 3774 
Collections Overview
The music collections are spread over three Library departments. The main collections of music literature and printed music are held in the Music Library, located in the Ussher Library. The open access collections are focussed on supporting the academic needs of students and staff of the College. They include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies (including online databases), as well as a separate collection of student lending material. Printed music on open access includes collected editions of the works of over 70 composers, anthologies, manuscript facsimiles, and other individual works and editions. The closed access collection is large and diverse, containing items received under legal deposit mainly since about 1880. Earlier printed music is held in the Department of Early Printed Books. Two special collections stand out: the Ebenezer Prout Collection, particularly strong in music and editions of the 19th century, and the Townley Hall Collection, a country house collection of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Department of Manuscripts holds all music manuscript material. The collection includes liturgical music of the 11th-18th centuries, the Ballet and Dallis lute books, the 16th-century Dublin Virginal Book, the Mercer's Hospital collection, and Irish folk music collected by Petrie, Goodman and Moeran. Several twentieth century Irish composers (Barry, Boydell, Boyle, Deale, Duff, May, Victory) are also represented.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council