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Collection Title
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box BH-E (1986-99)
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A box of loose material relating to the Blackheath Concert Hall, include press releases (particularly about the centenary of the halls), publicity materials, and the following handbills, programmes and brochures relating to musical performances given at the venue between 1986 and 1999.

Also, two copies of a handbill for 'a very special Christmas performance of Handel, Messiah', given at St. George's, Bristol on 23 December [no year] by the Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir and the Emerald Ensemble, with Natalie Clifton-Griffith, Gavin Rogers-Ball, Mark Wilde and Stephen Foulkes (vocal), conducted by Rupert Gough.

Programmes are listed chronologically, with those for which no year is provided given first.

[no date]: Brecht and Weill, The Threepenny Opera, presented by Blackheath Music Theatre Group (handbill).

Friday 12-Sunday 14 May [no year]: Marc-André Hamelin Weekend, given by the Leopold String Trio (Marianne Thorsen, Scott Dickinson and Kate Gould) with Jody Karin Applebaum (soprano) and Piers Lane (piano) (single document with words, notes and biographical notes, two copies).

Sunday 26 June [no year]: Gala Fundraising Concert given by the Medici String Quartet and the Endymion Ensemble, with Jill Gomez (soprano), Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John York, Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles (piano) (with words, notes, biographical notes and photographs).

Sunday 4 August [no year]: Blind Mississippi Morris and the Eddie Duke Band (handbill).

17 May-14 June 1986 and 29 May-14 June 1987: Greenwich Festival (prospectuses, two copies).

10 July 1987: The Twilight of Romanticism, featuring Angela Presman (soprano) with Iain Burnside (piano) (handbill with biographical notes and photographs, two copies).

12-18 July 1987: Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Orchestra Summer Tour, including performances in the following venues: Shrewsbury Abbey; All Saints Church, Worcester; The Banqueting Hall, Guildhall, Bath; St. John's Smith Square; Bolivar Hall, Grafton Way, London; Recital Room, Blackheath Concert Halls (single document with words, brief notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

17-19 December 1988: Christmas Week (single document containing programmes, wordbooks and biographical notes, two copies), inclduding performances by Philip Simms and members of the Thomas Tallis Society (17 December), the New London Consort directed by Philip Pickett (18 December) and Cantabile (19 December).

5 October 1989: Dance Di Thee Daddy: an autobiographical evening with Thomas Allen, accompanied by Roger Vignoles (with notes, biographical notes and photographs).

2 and 3 February 1991: first performance of the New Mozart Ensemble with Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) (single document with notes on Mozart and on 'The Development of the Early Piano', biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

21 February 1991: Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven? A Musical Portrait of Emily Dickinson, given by Arleen Auger (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) and John Shrapnel (narrator) as part of the Blackheath International Song Series (with biographical notes and photographs).

5-7 April 1991: Images of Schubert given by The Music Forum, directed by Roger Vignoles (single document with biographical notes).

6-9 May 1992: Schubertiade, featuring Werner Hollweg (tenor), Norman Shetler (piano), Vokalensemble Zurich and Endymion Ensemble (single document with biographical notes and photographs).

4 and 5 June 1993: Britten, Noye's Fludde, presented by the National Youth Music Theatre and featuring the Community Orchestra, the Endymion Ensemble and Pietro Cardillo, Peter Crockford, Mary King, Francis O'Connor, Jeremy James Taylor and Stephen Varcoe (vocal) (single document with words, detailed records of the performers and biographical notes, two copies).

11 June 1993: Orchestra at Blackheath Festival Concert, as part of the Beethoven Series, including the world premiere of Stanley Glasser, Piano Concerto No. 1, with Andrew Ball (piano), conducted by Rupert Bond (handbill).

10 March 1994: Prokofiev Celebration, with the Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chorus and Tasmin Little (violin), conducted by Mark Shanahan, including the first public performance of Prokofiev, Two Poems of Balmont for Female Chorus, op. 7 (with notes, biographical notes, photographs and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).

3-6 September 1998 and 20-24 October 1999: Piano Works, International Piano Festival, directed by Stephen Coombs (prospectuses with notes, biographical notes and photographs, multiple copies).

1999: Hungary in Focus, presented by the Hungarian Cultural Centre, including a number of concerts and musical performances, such as the Hungarian Evening with Márta Sebestyén and the Muzsikás given at Blackheath Halls (prospectuses/leaflet).
Date range of collection
1986 - 1999
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Not Specific

Location Details

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts
Greenwich,King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College London SE10 9JF
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0208 305 3951
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Collections Overview
The Jerwood Library supports Trinity's mission to prepare informed performers of the highest calibre. Its core business is to provide all the information resources and music materials that students need to attain the high standard required by their courses. It is also a research library with collections of international significance. The establishment of the Jerwood Library, which opened in September 2001, was made possible through the generosity of the Jerwood Foundation [].
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council