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Banbury Scrapbooks: Case I (1901-08)
A collection of handbills, posters and programmes with words for the two concerts given each season by the Banbury Philharmonic Society between 1901 and 1908. Also, documentation for an Extra Concert given on 2 January 1906 and for three miscellaneous concerts given under the auspices of the Society in 1901, 1903 and 1904.

The subscription concerts were given at the Exchange Hall, Banbury (December 1901–April 1903) and the Theatre Royal, Banbury (December 1903–April 1908) and were conducted by Mr W. L. Luttman, with the vocal soloists listed below.

Documentation for these concerts includes posters of various sizes, programmes with words and season prospectuses. Up until the end of 1904, the majority of the programmes include notes and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles. The prospectuses include preliminary programmes, lists of the subscribers to the season and, in many cases, lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles. There are also records of the financial statements for the previous season.

Programmes are mounted on boards and arranged in a broadly chronological fashion.

1. Subscription Concerts
1901-02 season
10 December 1901: Sullivan, The Light of the World, with Miss Maud Perceval Allen, Miss Edith Nutter, Mr J. A. Bovett and Mr Henry Sunman (two copies).
8 April 1902: including Parry, The Lotos Eaters, with Miss Mabel Bond, Mr Wilfred Kearton and Mr F. P. Edmunds with C. Parry (additional conductor) (two copies).

1902-03 season
9 December 1902: Mendelssohn, St. Paul, with Miss Gwendolen Maude, Miss Eleanor Druce, Mr Fred W. Norcup and Mr Frank Edmunds.
21 April 1903: Coleridge-Taylor, Hiawatha, with Miss Kate Cherry, Mr Henry Plevy and Mr Emlyn Davies.

1903-04 season
8 December 1903: Handel, Samson, with Miss Maggie Purvis, Miss Edith Nutter, Mr Fred W. Norcup and Mr John Lomas.
12 April 1904: Rossini, Stabat Mater/Schubert, Unfinished Symphony/Elgar, Banner of St. George, with Miss Gleeson-White, Mr Seth Hughes and Mr Sam Heath.

1904-05 season
6 December 1904: Mendelssohn, Elijah, with Miss Estella Linden, Miss Jessie King, Mr Tom Child and Mr W. Lauder.
2 May 1905: Purcell, King Arthur/Beethoven, Symphony No. 2/Stanford, Revenge, with Miss Alice Simons, Miss Jessie King, Mr Charles Child and Mr Frederick Ranalow.

1905-06 season
28 November 1905: Braham, Requiem, with Miss Gertrude Sichel and Mr J. Francis Harford.
2 January 1906: Handel, The Messiah with Miss Marie J. Mackay, Miss Elsie Lampitt, Mrs W. Baskerville Walton, Mr J. Walton and Mr H. P. Wilks.
24 April 1906: Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, with Miss Ruth Freeman, Miss Sybil Blunt, Mr Abel Starkey and Mr R. E. Miles.

1906-07 season
4 December 1906: Dvorak, The Spectre's Bridge with Miss Ruth Freeman, Mr James Davis and Mr Montague Borwell (programme cover only).
9 April 1907: Church Cantatas, with Miss Alice Hare, Mrs W. L. Luttman, Mr Ben Ivor and Mr Joseph Farrington.

1907-08 season
3 December 1907: Mendelssohn, St. Paul, with Miss Ada Forrest, Miss Bessie Daggar, Mr Frederick Norcup and Mr James Coleman.
28 April 1908: Somervell, The Power of Sound (conducted by the composer) and Cowen, John Gilpin with Madame Anna Shergold.

2. Miscellaneous concerts
29 January 1901, Town Hall, Banbury: Lecture on the Music of Shakespeare, given by Sir J. F. Bridge, with musical illustrations by Master Herbert Harnden and Mr F. P. Edmunds and glees and part songs by members of the society (poster, two copies).
23 June 1903, Grounds of Wood Green: Open-Air Concert and Garden Party (two handbills and a poster).
28 June 1904, Grounds of Neithrop House: An Open-Air Concert (two printed announcements, handbill and a poster).
Date range of collection
1901 - 1908
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Oxfordshire Studies
Westgate,Central Library Oxford OX1 1DJ United Kingdom
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01865 815749
01865 810187
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council