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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Miscellaneous programmes (1984-2003)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.21
A miscellaneous collection of programme books for performances given at the Barbican Centre (9 programmes), the Royal Festival Hall (7 programmes), the Royal Albert Hall (1 programme) and St. Michael's Church, Cornhill (1 programme) between 1984 and 1992. Also, prospectuses and programme books for 9 performances given at various provincial English venues between 1989 and 2003. All items are held loosely as the 21st box of the Carl Newton collection.

All documents include programmes with words and notes. The majority also provide biographical notes (some with photographs) and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

Programmes are listed here by location with the London venues followed by the provincial ones.

1. London venues
- Barbican
13 May 1984: Elgar Concert given in aid of the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, South India, by Margaret Cable (vocal), Alexander Baillie (cello), the Aeolian Singers and the New Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Pilbery.
9 October 1984: Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Tamás Vásáry (piano), conducted by Hans Vonk, given as part of the Endless International Concert Series.
15 May 1985: International Lunchtime Concert given by John Ogdon (piano), for the City Celebrity Series.
20 October 1987: A Celebration of Elgar, presented by the English Chamber Theatre and given by the English Chamber Orchestra with Faith Wilson (mezzo-soprano) and Olga Hegedus (cello), conducted by Donald Fraser.
13 February 1988: A Theme with Variations, A Celebration of British Music given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Felicity Palmer, Philip Langridge and Gwynne Howell (vocal) and the London Symphony Chorus.
4 June 1989: Elgar, The Kingdom with Margaret Marshall, Felicity Palmer, Arthur Davies and David Wilson-Johnson (vocal), with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.
4 February 1990: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (vocal), with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
25 February 1990: Nikon 10th Anniversary Concert Series with Sharon Sweet (soprano) and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
25 March 1990: Elgar, The Apostles, with Marie McLaughlin, Alfreda Hodgson, Arthur Davies, Bryn Terfel, Stephen Roberts and Robert Lloyd (vocal) and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.

- Royal Festival Hall
30 March 1985: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel.
20 November 1985: Heroes of the Somme given by the Nemano Orchestra of London with the NELP Chorus, Harlow Chorus and Hatfield Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Michael Kibblewhite.
28 October 1988: Beethoven Plus concert given by the London Mozart Players with Goldsmiths Choral Union, conducted by Brian Wright.
12, 19 and 26 October and 3 November 1988: Beethoven in Context, given by the London Mozart Players, directed by Jane Glover (single document). The middle performances of this sequence were held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
15 November 1989: London Mozart Players with Lorraine McAslan (violin), conducted by Jane Glover.
21 February 1997: Russian National Orchestra with Nikolai Lugansky (piano), conducted by Mikhail Pletnev, given as part of the London International Orchestral Season.
21 May 1992: Elgar, The Kingdom, given as part of the Baptist Missionary Society Bicentenary Celebrations by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Pro Musica Chorus of London with Jane Eaglen, Carolyn Watkinson, Martyn Hill and Jason Howard (vocal), conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.

- Other London venues
19 July 1988, St. Michael's Church, Cornhill: Elgar, The Black Night, given as the Summer Concert by the St. Michael's Singers, conducted by John Hatton.
11 December 1990, Royal Albert Hall: Elgar, The Kingdom, given by the Philharmonia Orchestra and St. Bartholomew's Hospital Choral Society with Christine Teare, Jean Rigby, Alan Woodrow and Brian Rayner Cook, conducted by Robert Anderson.

2. Non-London venues
25 November 1989, St. Margaret's Church, Ilkley: Ilkley Choral Society 40th Anniversary Concert/A Celebration of English Music, with Vanessa Williamson (mezzo-soprano) and the Wharfedale Sinfonietta, conducted by Matthew Beetschen.
29 September 1990, Dorking Halls: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, given as part of the Mole Valley Festival of Arts by the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra and Mole Valley Festival Choir with Robert Tear, Alfred Hodgson and Neal Davies (vocal), conducted by Christopher Findlay.
6-26 November 1994, Cambridge: Cambridge Elgar Festival (prospectus).
23 July-8 August 1998 and 19 July-4 August 2001: Harrogate International Festivals (prospectuses).
22 October and 2 December 2000, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea/St Mary-in-the-Castle: Primavera Chamber Orchestra, directed by Paul Manley (single document).
2000-01, [various venues]: Johann Strauss Gala, given by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with Louise Walsh (soprano), directed by Christopher Warren-Green (tour programme).
28 June 2003, St. Martin's Church, Epson: Verdi, Requiem given as the 80th Anniversary Concert of the Epsom Choral Society with the London Pro Arte Orchestra, conducted by Robin Kimber.
4 October 2003, St. Saviour and St. Peter's Church, Eastbourne: Haydn, The Creation given for St. Wilfrid's Hospice by the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Graham Jones.
Date range of collection
1984 - 2003
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
Open Map
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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council