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Collection Description

Collection Title
Manchester Promenade Concerts (1952-2001)
Unique Identifier
R780.69 Me704
This collection contains 13 volumes of programmes for the Manchester Promenade Concerts given by the Halle Orchestra in the Free Trade Hall. The programmes in the volumes date from 23/6/1952 to 16/7/1995. There is a folder containing two official programmes for the whole of the Halle Proms. The first is for 1996, held at Salford Quays, and the second is for 1997, held at the Bridgewater Hall. There is a second folder containing programmes for the 'Summer Music' [Proms] concerts given in the Bridgewater Hall in 2001. It contains the following programmes:
9/6 - Vocalists, Susan Bullock, John Hudson, Matthew Best, Andrew Forbes Lane, Richard Whitehouse, Sarah Jillian Cox - Conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes
10/6 - Conductor, Stephen Bell
15/6 - Organ, Simon Lindley - Conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes
17/6 - The Halle Choir - Conductor, Nicholas Dodd
21/6 - Piano, Davide Franceschetti - Conductor, Baldur Bronnimann
23/6 - Matthew Best, Halle Choir - Conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes
24/6 - Vocalists, Gunilla Backman, Glyn Kerslake - Conductor, Nick Davies
27/6 - Vocalist, Andy Prior - Conductor, John Wilson
29/6 - Piano, Martin Roscoe - Conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes
30/6 - Todmorden Old Brass Band - Conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes
Date range of collection
1952 - 2001
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Location Details

Henry Watson Music Library
St Peter's Square Manchester M2 5PD United Kingdom
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0161 234 1976
0161 234 1961 
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Collections Overview
The Henry Watson Music Library is named after Dr. Henry Watson, a renowned composer and teacher born in nearby Accrington. After his death in 1911 he bequeathed the contents of his private library to the care of Manchester City Council. Watson's original collection (some 16,700 volumes) has been supplemented by many important donations and acquisition since and has grown into one of the largest collections of music in any public library.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council