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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 70 (1963)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 70
Miscellaneous programmes from 1963.

Wexford Concert Programmes:
15/6/[63]: Theatre Royal, Wexford: University of California Glee Club.
22/10/63: YMCA Hall, Wexford: Dowland Consort. Wexford Festival 1963.

Gaiety Theatre programmes:
20/5/63-18/6/63: Gaiety Theatre: Dublin Grand Opera Society. Festival of Grand Opera. Programmes for all of the operas performed during the festival.
17/3/63: Gaiety Theatre: Corm Cheoil na Féile. A festival concert of music on Saint Patrick's Day.

Gate Theatre programmes:
27/6/63: Pillar Room, Gate Theatre Building, Dublin: Herbert Moulton accompanied by Jeannie Reddin.
1/4/63-10/4/63: Gate Theatre: Irish Theatre Ballet.

Methodist Centenary Church programmes:
23/8/63: Methodist Centenary Church: William H. Whitehall.
10/12/63: Methodist Centenary Church: Messiah.
2/4/63: Methodist Centenary Church: Bach's St. John Passion.

Olympia Theatre programmes:
25/8/[63] & 8/9/[63]: Olympia Theatre: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Mackem.
8/9/[63]: Olympia Theatre: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Mackem.
[15/11/63]: Olympia Theatre: Season of Ballet.
9/3/[63]: Olympia Theatre: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Concert Hall Fund.
26/5/63: Olympia Theatre: Artur Rubinstein.

Goethe Institute programmes:
16/10/63: Auditorium, Irish Life Assurance Building: The South-West German Chamber Orchestra presented by the German Institute for Cultural Relations.
14/5/63-23/5/63: Joseph-Haydn-Singkreis (Munich) Concert Tour of Ireland 1963 presented by the German Institute for Cultural Relations.

Trinity College programmes:
7/11/63: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Maurice Brett, Ivor James, Havelock Nelson to inaugurate the Trinity College Steinway Grand Piano.
4/5/63: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Barbara Elsy, John Sothcott, John Beckett, Daphne Webb to inaugurate the Trinity College Kirckman Harpsichord.
24/5/63: Public Theatre, Trinity College: Dowland Consort: A recital commemorating the fourth centenary of the birth of John Dowland.

Belfast programmes:
21/11/63: [location unknown]: Queen's University Music Society. First performances of 'Graduation Ode' by Raymond Warren.
23/11/63 & 30/11/63: Assembly Hall, Belfast & Marian Hall, Dublin: Dublin Orchestral Players and the Studio Symphony Orchestra 'Combined Symphony Concert'.

RE Concerts:
20/12/63: National Stadium: Our Lady's Choral Society and the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.
9/6/63-12/6/63: Adelphi Cinema, Dublin; City Hall, Cork; Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom, Dublin: Radio Éireann Festival of Music 1963: Radio Éireann Choral Society, Radio Éireann Singers, Munich Philharmonic Quartet and the Radio Éireann String Quartet. Contains extensive programme notes.
17/12/63: Coláiste Phádraig Dromchonnrach: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.
27/3/63: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Culwick Choral Society, the boys of St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir and the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra. First performance in Ireland of Britten's 'War Requiem'.

Christchurch Cathedral concerts:
28/11/63: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: Susan Landale presented by the Leinster Society of Organists and Choirmasters.
12/3/63: Christ Church Cathedral: Melville Cook presented by the Leinster Society of Organists and Choirmasters.

ICA concert programmes:
18/4/63: [location unknown]: Massed Choir Recital by Irish Countrywomen's Association. Wordbook.
18/4/63: Mansion House, Dublin: Bantracht na Tuatha, Festival of Combined Choirs.

Sestetto Italiano Luca Marenzio programmes:
[date and location unknown]: Sestetto Italiano Luca Marenzio: L'Amfiparnaso.
[date and location unknown]: Sestetto Italiano Luca Marenzio: Festino.

Miscellaneous programmes:
13/2/63-17/2/63: Father Mathew Memorial Hall, Dublin: Aer Lingus Musical and Dramatic Society: 120th Anniversary production of The Bohemian Girl by Balfe.
14/2/63: St. Francis Xavier Hall: St. James's Gate Musical Society. Word-book.
Whitsunday/63: Gartan, the birthpalce of St. Columba. Hymn composed by Lennox Berkeley specially for the service.
9/63: Ballinrobe: Ballinrobe Festival Society presented a Season of Chamber Opera. Programme festival booklet for all of the operas performed during the festival.
7/10/63: Dagg Hall, Royal Irish Academy of Music: Frank Heneghan.
30/10/63: Christ Church, Rathgar: Olivian Singers with Alan H. Cowle.
4/12/63: Parish Church of St. Stephen, Mount Street Crescent: William J. Watson. Inaugural recital on the rebuilt organ.
10/12/63: [location unknown, Dublin]: the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
11/12/63: Metropolitan Hall: St. George's Brass Band 27th Annual Concert. [with word-sheet].
29/1/63: Charleston Road Methodist Church, Rathmines, Dublin: William J. Watson, Patricia Maybury and David English.
1/3/63: Ostán Síol Broin: Coirm Cheoil na Féile presented by Cáirde na Cruite.
8/3/[63]: Wellington Quay: Ulster Singers, Strandtown Choir, Studio Orchestra.
10/3/63: Assembly Hall, Scoile Mhuire, Tullamore: Dublin Orchestral Players.
11/3/63: Royal College Of Physicians: London Baroque Trio.
14/3/63: Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford: The Waterford Singers. Members of choir delineated.
31/3/63: Aberdeen Hall: Senior Students of the College of Music. Choral and instrumental concert.
3/4/63: Royal Hibernian Hotel: O'Grady Instrumental Trio, Veronica McSwiney, Sheila Cuthbert, Brendan MacNally, Mary Ellison, Brian McNamara [instead of Geraldine O'Grady] and Veronica Dunne accompanied by Kitty O'Callaghan presented by the Auxiliary Association of Northbrook and Glenard University Residences. Annotated.
24/4/63: Tullow Parish Church, Brighton Road, Carrickmines: Joseph Groocock and Richard Groocock.
17/5/63: Dun Laoghaire Town Hall: Stedfast Band Annual Concert.

Collection contains programmes for musicals, theatrical events, gramaphone concerts, lectures.
Date range of collection
1963 - 1963
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Not Specific
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Associated Times

Location Details

National Library of Ireland
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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council