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Blackheath Halls Archive: Box file (1901-2003)
An unmarked box-file of material relating to the Blackheath Concert Hall, including documentation pertaining to the opening of the hall, damage sustained during the war, applications for licences, lists of tariffs and other publicity material (photographs, seating plans, etc). Also, handbills, programmes and brochures relating to performances given at the venue in 1901, 1933, 1985 and between 1991 and 2003.

In addition to the more detailed programmes (listed chronologically below), this box contains bundles of material for each year from 1991 to 1999 and for 2003. These contain flyers, leaflets and prospectuses for various series or performances give at the venue.

12 March 1901: Blackheath Conservatoire of Music 2nd Choral Concert, given by Madame Marie Duma, Mrs Bryceson, Mr Whitworth Mitton and Mr Robert Hilton (vocal) with a Full Orchestra and Chorus of 240 performers, conducted by Mr Alfred Burnett (with wordbook and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

12-14 January 1933: Sigmund Romberg, The Desert Song, presented by Blackheath Amateur Operatic Society, directed by George Hay (single document with lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles and a list of the operas performed by the society, 1893–1933).

15 December 1985: Medici String Quartet, being Paul Robertson, David Matthews, Ivo-Jan van der Werff and Anthony Lewis (with notes, biographical notes and a historical note on the venue).

15 January 1991: Willard White, given as part of the Blackheath International Song Series, accompanied by Graeme McNaught (with words, biographical notes and photographs).

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 words, biographical notes and photographs).

24 June 1991: First Founders Concert given by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, with Jill Gomez (soprano), conducted by Sir Neville Marriner (with words, notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

9 April 1992: A Celebration of Freedom, in the presence of Terry Waite, with Robert Alexander, Michael Chance, John Hancorn and Gwynne Howell (vocal), the Brodsky Quartet, Nikolai Demidenko and Roger Vignoles (piano), Tasmin Little (violin) and Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) (with biographical notes and photographs). The concert also featured the Blackheath Concert Orchestra, conducted by Philip Simms.

29 April 1992: Fortepiano Recital by Melvyn Tan (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).

7, 21 and 29 March 1992: Percy Grainger Festival with Martin Jones (piano) (single document with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).

12 March 1993: Spring Concert given by the Orchestra at Blackheath with Gina McCormack (violin), conducted by Rupert Bond (handbill).

30 April-2 May 1993: Russian Easter Festival, directed by John York (single document).

21 November 1993: Jools Holland (piano) with students of the Conservatoire, in aid of the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts Student Bursary Fund (handbill).

Saturday 2 December [1995]: Edward Elgar, First Symphony, given to Celebrate Our Centenary by the Blackheath Concert Halls Community Orchestra and Members of the Endymion Ensemble, conducted by Vernon Handley (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

20 December 1998: Memorial Concert and Exhibition to celebrate the life of Oleg Prokofiev (1928–1998), given by Tasmin Little (violin) and John Lenehan and Frederic Chiu (piano), including the world premiere of Elena Firsova, The Scent of Absence, a setting of two poems by Oleg Prokofiev performed by Tim Mirfin (bass), Ruth Potter (harp) and Emma Williams (flute) (handbill and programme with notes and biographical notes).

3-6 September 1998: Piano Works (the first event of its kind), directed by Stephen Coombs (prospectus).

29 October 2003: Dougie Maclean: Solo in Concert (handbill).

9 November 2003: Mbawula, an incendiary alliance of South African township and big band jazz. Southern Grooves, featuring Prudence Mampe, Joe Mogotsi's Manhattan Brothers and Community Township Choir (handbill).

17 December 2003: Jools' Christmas Revue, with Jools Holland and his 17 piece Orchestra with special guest vocalists and surprises (handbill).
Date range of collection
1901 - 2003
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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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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