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Collection Description

Collection Title
Diana Gordon Collection: Sacred Venues (1939-72)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of nine programmes relating to performances given in churches and other sacred venues in London between 1939 and 1972, held loosely and arranged in a miscellaneous fashion across the ten variously-sized parcels comprising the Diana Gordon collection.

Items are listed here alphabetically by venue title.

- Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Holborn
6 March 1969: John Joubert, The Holy Mountain/Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle, given by the City of London Choir conducted by Donald Cashmore (with wordbook).

- Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great
29 November 1955: Autumn Concert given by the London Bach Choir, conducted by Paul Steinitz, including J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 36 and the first performance in England of Hugo Distler, Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (with wordbook).

- St. James's Church, Piccadilly
4 June 1972: Dunstan the Devil, an opera in one act by Malcolm Williamson, given as part of the Westminster Festival and performed by Castle Opera, directed by Malcolm Williamson (with brief programmes notes, a plot synopsis and a biographical note).

- St. John's Lutheran Church, Gresham Street
31 March 1972: J.S. Bach, St Matthew Passion, given by the Tilford Bach Festival Choir (Morley College) and Tilford Bach Festival Orchestra, conducted by Denys Darlow (with words and notes).

- St. Martin-in-the-Fields
9 June [no year]: choral and orchestral music by J. S. Bach, given by the Cantata Singers and the Jacques Orchestra, conducted by Dr Reginald Jacques (with wordbook).

- St. Mary's Church, Hendon
16 December 1956: 29th Annual Festival of Carols and Christmas Music, given by Hendon Grammar School (with wordbook).

- St. Stephen Wallbrook
27 January 1967: 'Monteverdi: the church musician', given by the Heinrich Schutz Choir, with Helen Gelmar and Doreen Price (sops), Derek McCulloch (counter tenor), Bernard Dickerson and Philip Langridge (tenors), Neil Howlett (baritone), the Degani Players and Charles Spinks (organ), conducted by Roger Norrington (with notes).

- Westminster Abbey
27 March 1939: J. S. Bach, St Matthew Passion, given by the Westminster Abbey Special Choir (Order of Service).
6 December 1962: Benjamin Britten, War Requiem (first London performance), presented by the BBC Third Programme and given by Heather Harper (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), and Vladimir Ruzdjak (baritone) with the Melos Ensemble, a Choir of Boys drawn from the Choristers of Westminster Abbey and London Boy Singers, the BBC Chorus and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Meredith Davies (with wordbook and brief notes).
Date range of collection
1939 - 1972
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Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council