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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Miscellaneous programmes and handbills (1950-2004)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.22
A miscellaneous collection of programme books for performances given at various English venues – primarily in London – between 1950 and 2002. Also, a collection of handbills for performances given in London, Eastbourne and other English locations between 1982 and 2004, held loosely with the above as the 22nd box of the Carl Newton collection.

Items are listed here by venue, with the information about the programmes followed by that about the handbills.

All of these documents include words and notes. With the exception of those for performances given in Durham and Lichfield, they typically include biographical notes (many with photographs) and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

1. London
- Barbican
11 December 1984: Bach, Christmas Oratorio given by the National Westminster Choir and the English Bach Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ian Humphris.
31 January-8 February 1994: Schumann and Friends, presented by the English Chamber Orchestra and devised by Raymond Leppard (prospectus).

- Queen Elizabeth Hall
19 June [1979]: An Evening with the Park Lane Music Players.
3 July 1979: Allegri String Quartet.
4 and 11 April and 2 May 1992: Medici Quartet (single document).

- Royal Albert Hall
22 July-16 September [1950]: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts 56th season (prospectus with extended historical notes).
15 February 1979: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, given to mark the 75th anniversary of the first concert performance in London by the Philharmonia Orchestra and London Choral Society with Alfreda Hodgson, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Brian Rayner Cook (vocal), conducted by Kenneth Montgomery.

- Royal Festival Hall
6 July 1976: New Philharmonia Orchestra with Mayumi Fujikawa (violin), conducted by Kazimierz Kord.
26 October 1985: Sibelius Concert given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Joseph Swendsen (violin), Jorma Hynninen and Eeva-Liisa Naumanen (vocal) and the Helsinki University Chorus, conducted by Paavo Berglund.
3 November 1985: Elgar, King Olaf given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Teresa Cahill, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Brian Rayner Cook (vocal), conducted by Vernon Handley.
25 June 1987: The 1987 Shandwick Recital given by Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).
31 January 1988: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), conducted by Witold Rowicki, given as part of the NEC International Series.
31 January 1988: Redcliffe Concert presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Jeffrey Jacob (piano), conducted by Jacek Kasprzyk.
15 February 1988: BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis, including the first public performance of Elgar-Payne, Symphony No. 3.
18 November 1989: Britten, War Requiem given by the Huddersfield Choral Society, the choristers of York Minster, the English Northern Philharmonia and the London Mozart Players, conducted by Jane Glover.
10 November 1991: Remembrance Sunday concert given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sarah Walker (vocal) and the East London Chorus, Harlow Chorus and Hatfield Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Michael Kibblewhite.

- Miscellaneous London venues
19 January 1983, Wigmore Hall: Lindsay String Quartet with Simon Rowland-Jones (viola).
24 March 1987, Royal Academy of Music: Chamber Ensemble Competition (with two tickets, labelled 'Stage').
19 January 1990, St. John's Smith Square: A Gala Concert given by the choir of New College, Oxford and the City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Edward Higginbottom.

2. Non-London venues
- Durham
12 March 1964 and 8 March 1965, Durham Technical College/Durham Cathedral: Piano Recital by Cherkassky (piano) and Organ Recital by Francis Jackson, both given as part of the Durham Music Festival.

- Eastbourne, Town Hall
13 June and 5 December 2000: Summer Classics/Classics and Coffee, given by the Eastbourne Concert Orchestra with Geoff Broom (trumpet, June) and Jocasta Whippy (cello, December), conducted by Bryn Bridges and David Stevens/Adrian Shepherd..

- Leeds, Town Hall
2 March 1996: Leeds Festival Chorus and the Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Alexander Rahbari.
7 March 1998: Elgar, Caractacus, with the BBC Philharmonic and Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Simon Wright.
10 April 1999: English Northern Sinfonia with Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and Howard Breakspear (viola), conducted by Dietfried Bernet.
16 November 2002: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra with Jack Liebeck (violin), conducted by Gabriel Chmura.

- Lichfield Cathedral
11 May 1968 and 10 May 1969: Bach, Mass in B minor/Brahms and Faure, Requiems, given by the Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir, conducted by Richard Greening.

- Miscellaneous Non-London venues
25 April 1992, Leith Hill: Competition and Concert Programme (Advanced Choirs) for the Leith Hill Musical Festival
18 February 1993, Royal Northern College of Music: Chetham's Symphony Orchestra with Ruth Williams (violin), conducted by Julian Clayton.

A number of these documents include biographical notes and/or photographs of the performers.
1. London
Sunday 11 March [no year], Trinity College of Music: Trinity College of Music String Ensemble, conducted by Nic Pendlebury (with list of the instrumental ensemble).
Sunday 19 April [no year], Thursday 22 September [no year] and 28 June 1983, Queen Elizabeth Hall: Nikolai Petrov (piano)/Michael Ponti (piano)/Jean Ter-Merguerian (violin) and Anne-Marie Ghirardelli (piano).
1 December 1982, Wigmore Hall: Pianoforte Recital by Bernard Roberts.
22 August 1983, Church of St. Anne and St. Agnes, Gresham Street: A Snetzler Celebration with Barbara Snetzler (organ) and Maxwell Tonson-Ward (viola d'amore).
6 October 1983 and 24 May 1984, St. Giles' Cripplegate: Organ Recital by Andrew Millington/Lunchtime Orchestral Concert by the City of London Sinfonia with Andrew Watkinson and Malcolm Layfield (violins), conducted by Watkinson.
15 December 1983 and 31 August 1984, Barbican: Lunchtime Piano Recitals by Leslie Howard/Lazar Berman.
8 January 1985, Bishopsgate Hall: Lunchtime Concert given under the auspices of the City Music Society by Craig Sheppard (piano).
14 March 2000, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: King Piano Trio.

2. Eastbourne
Sunday 18 November [no year], Eastbourne Arts Centre: Helen Rowe (soprano), Jozik Koc (baritone) and Robert Milnes (piano) (with notes).
14 January 2001, Eastbourne Music Academy: Lycydas Trio (with additional undated handbill for the same ensemble).
11 February 2001, Eastbourne College Theatre: Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra 14th Annual Young Soloist Competition, Senior Section, Final Round.
10 March 2002, Arts Centre, Eastbourne: Trinity College of Music String Ensemble, directed by Nic Pendlebury.
14 March 2002, St. Saviour's and St. Peter's, Eastbourne: Amazing Scope and Variety, given by Ray Crick for the Eastbourne Recorded Music Society.
3 June 2002, [no venue]: Eastbourne Music Academy.
8 February 2004, Eastbourne Arts Centre: Aleksander Szram (piano).

3. Miscellaneous Non-London venues
16 May 1982, Hitchin: Dennis Lee (piano) for the Rural Music Schools Association.
21 June 1982, Buxton Opera House: Maribor Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Simon Robinson (with notes).
5 March 1988, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford: Music of the Romantic Era given by the Guildford Chamber Choir with brass, conducted by Peter Wright.
13 June 1994 [no venue]: Song Recital by Louise Hood (alto) with Franz Busuttil.

4. Unknown venues
[undated], [no venue]: (handwritten).
[Undated], [no venue]: A Woman's Life and Loves, given by Frances Jellard (alto) and Marjorie Dutton (piano).
Date range of collection
1950 - 2004
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

Additional Collection Information

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