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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Miscellaneous programmes (1963-2003)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.15
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and wordbooks relating to performances given at venues in London, Eastbourne and a range of provincial towns and cities in England and Scotland between 1963 and 2003, held loosely as the fifteenth box of the Carl Newton collection.

The majority of these documents, particularly those for London performances, provide words and notes (some with musical examples). Many also include biographical notes (with photographs) and lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles.

Progrrammes are listed here by location/venue.

1. London
- Barbican
- Queen Elizabeth Hall
- Royal Festival Hall
- Miscellaneous London venues
2. Eastbourne
3. Other English provincial venues
4. Scotland

1. London
- Barbican
5 April 1984: Beethoven at the Barbican. Hanover Band with Mary Verney (harpsichord).
7 October 1984: Hallé Orchestra with Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano), conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
29 March 1985: Northern Sinfonia with Yan Pascal Tortelier (violin/conductor).
20 May 1985: Mendelssohn, Elijah, with Nicholas Hyde, Elizabeth Lane, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Adrian Thompson and Ian Caddy (vocal), the City of London Choir and the London Bach Orchestra, conducted by Donald Cashmore.

- Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sunday 12 June [no year]: Lindsay String Quartet with Janet Hilton (clarinet) and Peter Frankl (piano) as part of the End Games series.
5 and 19 February, 19 March and 2 April 1981: John Ogdon, Abbey Simon, Charles Rosen and Janos Solyom, as part of the Schumann Piano Series.
27 January 1984: Bournemouth Sinfonietta with Steven de Groote (piano), directed by Ronald Thomas.
19 February 1984: Elgar and Holst 50th Anniversary Concert, given by the City of London Sinfonia with the Westminster Singers, conducted by Richard Hickox.
8 July 1986: Lambeth Orchestra with Sophie Langdon (violin) and Ieuan Jones (harp), conducted by Christopher Field.
4 April 1987: London Bach Orchestra with Lynne Dawson, Gillian Fischer and Donald Stephenson (vocal), conducted by Murray Stewart.
12 May 1987: Insurance Orchestra with Jennifer Stinton (flute) and Aline Brewer (harp), conducted by Philip White.
1 May 1988: Handel, Jephtha given by the London Orpheus Choir and Orchestra, conducted by James Gaddarn.

- Royal Festival Hall
7 April 1981: Mendelssohn, Elijah, with Linda Esther Gray, Ameral Gunson, Martyn Hill, Thomas Allen and Nicola Jenkin (vocal), Goldsmiths' Choral Union and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Brian Wright.
17 February 1985: South Bank Piano Recital Series, Alfred Brendel.
21 October 1985: Elgar, The Kingdom given by the London Choral Society with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Groves.
30 June 1986: Alfred Brendel (piano), Heinz Holliger (oboe), Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Klaus Thunemann (bassoon) and Hermann Baumann (horn).
17 November 1986: Royal Choral Society with Gilah Yaron, Julie Kennard, Yvonne Howard, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Matthew Best (vocal) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Laszlo Heltay.
12 June 1988: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with Sally Burgess, William Kendall and Matthew Best (vocal), the London Philharmonic Choir and the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cooke.
28/29 January 1989: The Reluctant Revolutionary. Arnold Schoenberg: His Work and His World, given by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Chorus and the Richard Hickox Singers, conducted by Simon Rattle.

- Miscellaneous London venues
3 October 1982, Sadler's Wells: A Viennese Evening to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Emmerich Kalman, conducted by Vilem Tausky.
15 May 1986, St. John's Smith Square: City University Department of Music Tenth Anniversary Concert, given by the City University Symphony Orchestra and the singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, conducted by Cem Mansur.
9 April 1987, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, Islington: St. Bartholomew's Hospital Choral Society, with Janet Coxwell and Gerard Delrez (vocal) and the Nelson Orchestra, conducted by Michael Sherwin and Adam Pounds.
7 January 1989, Royal Albert Hall: Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra and Bedfordshire Choirs with Stefan Popov, John Noble and Bernard Barker, conducted by Michael Rose.
9 June 1989, Concert Hall, Royal College of Music: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Norman del Mar.
19 March 1990, Southwark Cathedral: Wimbledon Choral Society with the Dorian Orchestra, conducted by Michael Ashcroft.
21 July [1992?], Royal Academy of Arts: Music for a Summer Evening, by Paul Silverthorne (viola), Angela Malsbury (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano).
Thursday 24 June [1993], Purcell Room: A Victorian Serenade, given by the Horniman Singers with Hilary de Santos (vocal) and Patricia Williams (piano), conducted by Peter Wright.
3 October 1994 and 9 June 1997, Imperial College of Science and Technology: Elgar Society (London Branch).

2. Eastbourne
Mondays 2, 16 and 30 July and 13 August [no year]: Bandstand Concerts, given by the Eastbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society (single document).
Sunday May 28 [2000?], [no venue]: Piano Recital by Alan Brown, for the Eastbourne Music Academy.
18 June 2000, Congress Theatre: Summer Concert by the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Graham Jones.
1 July 2000, Our Lady of Ranson: St. Wilfrid's Hospice Concert, with the Eastbourne Chamber Choir, Grace Constable (soprano) and Ieuan Rees (piano), conducted by Charles Spanner.
21 July 2000, St. Peter and St. Saviour's Church: East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert, directed by Adrian Davies.
29 July 2000, Town Hall: East Sussex Youth Orchestra, directed by Colin Metters.
15 October 2000 and 6 October 2002, Congress Theatre: Music from the Movies, given by the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Graham Jones.
14 December 2000 and 5 December 2002, [no venue]: Finding the Right Key – Opening Doors to Music/NOT the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Show, being presentations by David Rhodes for the Eastbourne Recorded Music Society.
17 July 2002, [no venue]: Concert by the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral given for the Eastbourne Music Centre.
Saturday 7 September [2002], Town Hall: Opening Concert of the Eastbourne Camerata, with Peter Katin.

3. English provincial venues
- Ashtead
27 May 1993 and 1 February 2003: Elgar, The Apostles/Elgar, The Kingdom, given by the Ashtead Choral Society with the London Gala Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Diamond/Paul Dodds.

- Bournemouth, Winter Gardens
5 October 1969: Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conducted by George Hurst.
29 June 2003: Recital by Dame Felicity Lott, presented by the Sussex Opera and Ballet Society.

- Durham
15 October 1963, Town Hall: Autumn Celebrity Concert.
13 October 2001, Cathedral: Durham Sinfonia.

- Epsom
All concerts were given by the Epsom Choral Society, conducted by Robin Kimber.
Saturday 7 December [no year], 16 December 1995 and 16 December 2000, St. Martin's Church: Christmas Concerts, with: West Forest Sinfonia Orchestra (no year); English Baroque Players (1995); and Alasdair Friend and Marion Lea (organ/piano, both 2000).
8 November 1998, Playhouse: Concert for Remembrance Sunday with the Brandenburg Sinfonia.

- Eton, School Hall
23 September 1989 and 26 April 1998: Broadheath Singers and Windsor Sinfonia, conducted by Robert Tucker, with the following vocalists: Tracey Chadwell, Philip Salmon, Richard Campbell and Raphael Terroni (1989); Catherine Parkin and David Fouracre (1998).

- Guildford
18 September 1988, 11 November 1989 and 27 April 1991, Civic Hall: Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves (1988/89) and Vernon Hadley (1991).
17 November 1990, Cathedral: Elgar, The Kingdom, given by the Guildford Choral Society with Juliet Booth, Meriel Dickinson, Christopher Gillett and Michael Pearce and the Wren Orchestra of London, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.

- Harrogate
15 June 1974, Royal Hall: Hallé Orchestra, conducted by James Loughran.
27 February 1993, Lounge Hall (Royal Baths): Harrogate Symphony Orchestra with Miriam Roycroft (cello), conducted by Bryan Western.

- Merton Civic Hall
1 March 1986 and 10 December 1988: Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Alldis with Andrew Haigh (piano, 1986) and the Hill Singers Chamber Choir with Yossi Zivoni (violin, 1988).

- Middlesbrough, Town Hall
Wednesday 13 February [no year]: Organ Recital by Dr Francis Jackson with Susan Evans (alto).
6 April 1974: Bach, St. John Passion, given by Gerald English, Michael Rippon, Elizabeth Tippett, Oriel Sutherland and Anthony Rolfe Johnson and the Teeside Inter-Tie Choir and Teesside Symphony Orcehstra.

- Newcastle, City Hall
31 March [1963]: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Stefania Woytowicz (soprano), conducted by Witold Rowicki.
4 October 1963: Bucharest State Philharmonic Orchestra with Ion Voicu (violin), conducted by Mircea Basarab.
20 March 1964: Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Handford.

- Raynes Park, St. Matthew's Church
14 March and 6 June 1992: Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Alldis, with Bradley Creswick (violin, March) and Ian Partridge (tenor, June).

- Rye, St. Mary's Church/Rye Festival
9 September 2000: Primavera Chamber Orchestra with Anthony Halstead (horn) and Dominique de Williencourt (cello), directed by Paul Manley.
17 September 2000: Medici String Quartet.

- Other English provincial venues
2 November 1965, People's Theatre Arts Centre: Pleeth Ensemble, for the Tyneside Music Society.
19 April 1966, Town Hall, Cheltenham: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Anthony Moroney, Michael Hirst and Felix Kok, conducted by Hugo Rignold.
Friday 8 February [1974?], College Theatre, Billingham: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Waldhans. Also held is a prospectus for the 1973-74 activity of this ensemble.
19 May 1979, Saffron Walden Church: Concert to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Foundation of Chigwell School, given by Chigwellian Choral Society and the Essex Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jasper Thorogood.
18 July-1 August 1981, Cambridge: Cambridge Festival Lunchtime Organ Recitals (prospectus).
19 May 1984, City Hall, Hull: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, given by Bernadette Greevy, Maldwyn Davies and Rodney McCann (vocal) with the Hallé Orchestra and the Hull Choral Union, conducted by James Loughran.
4 December 1988, Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester: Concert by Students of the Elgar School of Music.
18 May 1987 and 11 March 1989, [no venue]: Wimbledon Choral Society with the Dorian Orchestra, conducted by Michael Ashcroft.
12 May 1990, Dorking Halls: Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra with Robert Max (cello), conducted by Jonathan Butcher.
2 October 1995, [no venue]: Ruth Williams (violin) and Huw Watkins (piano) for the London Branch of the Elgar Society.
21 November 1998, St. George's Concert Hall, Bradford: Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Takuo Yuasa.
10 June 2001, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill: Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra.
17 November 2002, King's Hall, Ilkley: Airedale Symphony Orchestra with Rustom Battiwalla (piano), conducted by John Anderson.

4. Scotland
- Dumfries High School
2 October 1975: Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Janet Hilton (clarinet), conducted by Roderick Brydon (with two tickets inserted).

- Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Where the programme was used for more than one date, the final performance given took place at the City Hall/Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. In 2002, the first concert was held at the Caird Hall, Dundee.
9/10 December 1993: Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Joan Rodgers, Diana Montague, Neill Archer and Michael George (vocal), conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.
24/25 March 1995: Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Ann Murray (vocal), conducted by Walter Weller.
22 August 1995: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, and given as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
20/22/23 November 2002: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with Natalie Clein (cello), conducted by Peter Oundjian.
Date range of collection
1963 - 2003
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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