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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 7 (1960-84)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 7
Description
Collection of programmes and corresponding sheets of words relating to the Culwick Choral Society from 1960 to 1984. Programmes contain lists of Honorary Officers and patrons. Choir conducted by Seoirse Bodley from 19/12/63 to 1970; by Eric Sweeney from 1971 to 1981; by Colin Mawby from 1982. Box includes seating plans for the christmas concerts.

St. Francis Xavier Hall:
31/3/60: St. Francis Xavier Hall, Upper Sherrard Street, Dublin: Deputy conductor M. Olive Smith; guest conductor Alice Yoakley; soloist Dennis Noble, accompanist Dorothy Stokes.
29/11/61: Francis Xavier Hall: guest conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artistes Doris Keogh, Margit Steinbart and Brigid Mooney
22/11/62: Francis Xavier Hall: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artist Charles Lynch.
8/5/69: St. Francis Xavier Hall. Conducted by Seoirse Bodley. Annotated with changes of performers names.

Metropolitan Hall:
10/12/60: Metropolitan Hall, Dublin: conductor Brian Boydell; accompanist Julian Dawson. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated with names of choir and dynamic markings.
9/12/61: Metropolitan Hall: conductor Brian Boydell; accompanist Seoirse Bodley. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated with names of choir and dynamic markings.
8/12/62: Metropolitan Hall: conductor Brian Boydell; accompanist Joseph Groocock. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated. Included with the programme is a typewritten list of the schools participating, and their numbers.
7/12/63: Metropolitan Hall: conductor Brian Boydell; accompanist Joseph Groocock. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated with names of choir and dynamic markings. Included with the programme is a handwritten list of the schools participating, and their numbers for press.
12/12/64: Metropolitan Hall: conductor Joseph Groocock; accompanist Professor Weaving. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated with names of choirs and their numbers.
11/12/65: Metropolitan Hall: guest conductor Joseph Groocock; accompanists Margaret MacKenzie and Albert Bradshaw. Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges. Annotated with names of choirs.
10/12/66: Metropolitan Hall: conductor Seoirse Bodley; accompanist Gerard Gillen; the Steadfast Band conducted by Stanley Dyke. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
9/12/67 (plus duplicate): Metropolitan Hall: conductor Seoirse Bodley; accompanist David Lee; the Steadfast Band conducted by Stanley Dyke. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
7/12/68: The Metropolitan Hall: conductor Seoirse Bodley; accompanist David Lee; The Steadfast Band conducted by Stanley Dyke. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
6/12/69: Metropolitan Hall. Accompanist: Norman Rankin with the Steadfast Band conducted by Stanley Dyke. Soloists: Richard Cooper, Sheila Convery and Mary Walls. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
12/12/70: Metropolitan Hall. Accompanist: Eric Sweeney. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
11/12/71: Metropolitan Hall. Accompanist: May Farrell. Concert of Christmas Music. Annotated with names of choirs. Included with programme is seating plan for the choirs.
2/12/72: Metropolitan Hall. Accompanist: May Farrell. Concert of Christmas Music. Bears critical annotations.

Abbey Lecture Hall:
15/12/60: Abbey Lecture Hall, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin: Deputy conductor M. Olive Smith; guest conductor Brian Boydell; soloists: the Dublin String Quartet (David Lillis, Mary Gallagher, Charles Maguire and Coral Bognuda); accompanist Dorothy Stokes.
13/4/61: Abbey Lecture Hall, Dublin: deputy conductor M. Olive Smith; guest conductor Seoirse Bodley; soloists Mary Gallagher and Rhona Marshall.

Marian Hall, Milltown:
19/12/63: Marian Hall, Milltown, Dublin: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest accompanist Miss Deirdre McNulty; guest artists The Testore Quartet (Audrey Park, Loretto McGrath, Archie Collins and Coral Bognuda). First performance in Ireland of Tippett's 'Crown of the Year'.
23/4/64: Marian Hall, Milltown: conductor Seoirse Bodley; accompanist Deirdre McNulty; guest artiste Bernadette Greevy accompanied by Jeannie Reddin. Annotated with performers' name.

RDS:
14/4/66: the Members Hall, RDS: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artiste Veronica Dunne, accompanied by Gerard Shanahan.
1/12/66 & 3/12/66: the Members Hall, RDS: conducted by Seoirse Bodley; soloists Mabel McGrath and Patrick Ring.
23/11/67: the Members' Hall, Royal Dublin Society, in collaboration with the German Institute for Cultural Relations: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artists Veronica McSwiney and Gerard Shanahan; soloists Mabel McGrath, Mary Sheridan, Patrick Ring and Peter McBrien.

Christ Church, Leeson Park:
27/4/67: Christ Church, Leeson Park: conductor Seoirse Bodley; soloists Carmel O'Byrne, Richard Cooper, Patrick Ring, Peter McBrien and David Lee (organ continuo).
25/4/68: Christ Church, Leeson Park: conductor Seoirse Bodley; soloists Minnie Clancy, Marie Frewen, Arthur Moyse, William Young, David Lee (organ) and Hilary O'Donovan (cello continuo). Contains programme notes.
27/11/75: Christ Church, Leeson Park. Contains programme notes.

St. Patrick's Cathedral:
19/11/64-20/11/64: St. Patrick's Cathedral: conductor Seoirse Bodley.
23/11/72: St. Patrick's Cathedral. Soloists: Terry Reid, June Croker, Frank Patterson and Padraig O'Rourke. Contains programme notes by the conductor.
23/11/74: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Soloists included Mary Sheridan, Stephen O'Shea and Padraig O'Rourke. Contains programme notes by the conductor.
7/12/78: St. Patrick's Cathedral. '80 Years' : contains historical note on the society. '7th December 1978, in commemoration of the first Culwick concert given on 7th December 1898'.
5/12/82: St. Patrick's Cathedral: 84th Season. Progamme contains a work by the president of the society Edgar M. Deale. Soloists included Irene Sandford, Peter Kerr and William Young with the Boy Choristers of St. Patrick's Cathedral
1/5/83: St. Patrick's Cathedral: 85th year. Contains programme notes by Acton.
2/12/84: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Christmas Concert. Soloists listed include Irene Sandford, Violet Twomey, Aine Nic Gabhann, Peter Kerr and Roland Purcell.

Pro-Cathedral:
12/4/73: The Pro-Cathedral & 15/4/73: St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny. Accompanied by the Consort of St. Sepulchre. Contains programme notes by the conductor.
24/4/75: the Pro-Cathedral & 26/4/75: St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. Soloists included Ann Cant, Joseph Dalton, Ann Makower, Gerald Duffy, Frank Dunne and Reginald Lawless. Contains programme notes.
31/3/76: The Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Soloists listed included Evelyn Dowling, Anne Woodworth, Arthur Moyse, George Vaughan and William Young. Contains programme notes by the conductor. Included with the programme is a patron application form with a brief history of the society.
5/4/77: St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral. Soloists listed include Irene Sandford, Bernadette Greevy, Patrick Ring, William Young, Patrick Scarlett and David Milne. Annotated programme. 'Bach to Barbershop'.
9/2/78: St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral. '80 Years' : contains historical note on the society. Soloists included Norah Ring, Frances O'Boyle, Áine Ní Gabhain, Arthur Moyse, Brendan Keyes and John O'Sullivan with the New Irish Chamber Orchestra.
27/3/89: Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street. Soloists listed include Brian Burrows, Violet Twomey, Jack Smith, Ruth Maher, Roger Pickett, David Milne and Kathleen Behan. Annotated.

TCD:
22/4/72: Examination Hall, Trinity College. Sheet with programme notes included with the programme.
23/11/[75], 30/11/[75], 7/12/[75]: College Chapel, Trinity College: 'In association with the Music Society, Trinity College, The Culwick Consort present 3 Sunday Afternoon Concerts'. Members of the consort delineated.

Christchurch Cathedral:
25/5/[74]: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Soloists included Declan Corcoran, Siobhan Ni Ceilliher, Una O'Sullivan and Jennifer Robinson. Annotated programme. No word-sheet.

St. Augeon's Church:
24/11/71: St. Augeon's Church, Dublin & 28/11/71: St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare. Soloists: Anne Marie O'Sullivan, Anne Woodworth, Reginald Lawless and Brendan Keyes. Included with the programme is a typwritten sheet outlining the history of the venues.
9/12/76: St. Audeon's Church. Soloists listed include Betty O'Brien, Norman Williams, Thomas Wilson, Roger Pickett, Frank Dunne, David Spillane with the Dublin Boy Singers. Programme notes included.

St. Ann's Church:
6/12/79: St. Anne's Church, Dawson Street. Soloists listed include Anne Woodworth, William Young, David Milne and Stephen Barber. Annotated with changed in performers. Included with the programme are programme notes.
30/4/81: St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street: 82nd Season. First performance of Hy Brasil by Jerome de Bromhead. Soloists listed include Irene Sandford, Deirdre Cooling-Nolan, Frand Dunne, John Milne and John Dexter.
22/4/82: St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street: 83rd Season. Soloists included Tine Verbeke, Deirdre Cooling-Nolan, Frank Dunne and Peter McBrien.

Miscellaneous Culwick Programmes:
8/4/65: Aberdeen Hall, Gresham Hotel: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artist John Beckett; accompanists Deirdre McNulty, Florence Ryan, Moya O'Grady and Herbert Nowak.
25/11/65: The Connolly Auditorium, Liberty Hall: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artists The Prieur Ensemble (Andre Prieur, Marie Marchet and Sheila Cuthbert); soloists Veronica Dunne, Hazel Morris, Richard Cooper, Frank Patterson and Gerald Duffy. No word-sheet.
25/11/68: The Shelbourne Rooms: conductor Seoirse Bodley; guest artists Mercedes Bolger, Richard Cooper and Gerard Shanahan.
25/11/70: Performers delineated include Minnie Clancy, Mary Sheriden, June Croker, Reggie Lawless, Joseph Dalton and Gerard Gillen. Annotated programme.
5/5/71: Annotated programme.
28/5/[77]: [St. Catherine's]: Culwick Consort. Annotated.
7/9/77: Town Hall, Dun Laoghaire: Dun Laoghaire Arts Week 1977. The Culwick Consort 'Bach to Barbershop'. Annotated.
29/3/79: Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street & 1/4/79: Kildare Cathedral. Includes insert noting that the Georgian Brass Ensemble would not be ble to play in the Orchestra.
Format
Date range of collection
1960 - 1984
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Collections Overview
The National Library of Ireland has two collections consisting mainly of printed sheet music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These include much material from the mainsteam western classical music tradition, but also material relating to little known Irish composers. The names of the two collections are the Joly Music Collection and the Additional Music collection. In addition the Library has a small but significant collection of music manuscripts. The general printed collections include some Irish ballad, folk-music and popular song collections.
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Closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council