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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Winterbottom collection: volume 5 (1882-86)
A collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various London venues – principally Crystal Palace and St. James's Hall – and in Leeds and Leicester in 1886, held as the last of five bound volumes comprising the collection of the double bass player Charles Winterbottom, all five volumes of which are contained in a single box.

Also, prospectuses and programmes for the performances given by the Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society at Clapham Hall between 1882 and 1886 and an undated handbill (Tuesday 7 September, no year) for a Grand Complimentary Benefit to Miss Dews given at Falcon Cliff, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Many of these documents carry handwritten annotations, the majority of which serve to confirm Winterbottom's involvement in the performance.

The programmes are listed here by venue, with the London venues followed by the provincial ones.

1. London venues
Buckingham Palace
23 and 30 June 1886: conducted by W. G. Cusins (handbills).

Clapham Hall
23 November 1882 and 16 March and 24 May 1883; 30 November 1883 and 1 April 1884; 27 November 1884; and 25 March and 14 May 1886: Clapham Amateur Orchestral Society 8th season nos. 1, 3 and 4, 9th season nos. 1 and 3, 10th season no. 1 and 11th season nos. 3 and 4, conducted by Mr Ammon Winterbottom (with words and lists of the orchestral ensemble). Also, a prospectus for the 12th season of the Society (1886–87) and the programme (with words) for an Evening Concert given at Kensington Town Hall on 11 April 1883.

Crystal Palace
April-December 1886: handbills and programmes (some with words) for the daily activities, including information about the vocal/orchestral concerts given under the direction of August Manns. There are programmes for the concerts on 17 April and 30 November and fairly complete runs for July, August, October and December, with a number of undated items.

Dulwich College
13 April 1886: Handel, Messiah by Dulwich College Musical Society (with lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).

Princes' Hall, Piccadilly
10 April 1886: Trinity College of London Students' Orchestra Concert (with a list of the orchestral ensemble and information about the College).

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
13-14 May 1886: Grand Miscellaneous Concert given as part of the Nicholson Testimonial (with words).

St. Andrew's Hall, Newman Street
18 December 1886: Strolling Players Amateur Orchestral Society (5th season) 1st Smoking Concert (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

St. James's Hall
4 March, 1 and 15 April, 19 May and 2 June 1886: Philharmonic Society of London 74th season concert nos. 1 and 3-6, conducted by Arthur Sullivan (handbills).
12 March, 16 April, 7 May and 17 December 1886: Sacred Harmonic Society, conducted by W. H. Cummings (handbills).
May-June 1886: Rubinstein's Cycle of Seven Historical Recitals (single document).

2. Provincial venues
Leeds Town Hall
13-16 October 1886: Leeds Triennial Musical Festival conducted by Sir Arthur Sullivan (prospectus).

Leicester, Temperance Hall
13 May 1886: Mendelssohn, Elijah given as part of the Nicholson Testimonial.
Date range of collection
1882 - 1886
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Not Specific

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council