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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Central Hall, Westminster (1938-61)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at Central Hall, Westminster between 1938 and 1961 – including a large number given under the auspices of Morley College/Morley College Concerts Society – held loosely and arranged chronologically within the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

For an introduction to this collection see Ernst Henschel collection: General.

Items are listed here chronologically, with those relating to Morley College given first.

1. Morley College/Morley College Concerts Society
5 July 1946: Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 (box 28).
16 May and 21 November 1947: conducted by Michael Tippett and Walter Goehr (box 29).
30 January 1948: Frank Martin, Le Vin Herbé (first English performance) (box 30/i).
21 May 1948: Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea (first London performance), conducted by Walter Goehr (box 30/i).
26 November 1948: (box 30/i).
1 April, 27 May and 25 November 1949: with the Kalmar Orchestra (May) and the High Wycombe Town Band (November) (box 30/ii).
10 January 1951: with the London National Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr (box 31/2).

2. Miscellaneous concerts
19 November 1938: Robert Mayer Concerts for Children with Cambridge University Madrigal Society and the Boyd Neel String Orchestra (box 25).
30 October 1944: Concert of Czech Music given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with Liza Fuchsova (piano) and Maria Lonova (violin), conducted by Vilem Tausky (box 26/i).
23 March 1946: Robert Mayer Concerts for Children (17th series) with John Hunt (vocal), Morley College Choir and the Boyd Neel Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel and Michael Tippett (box 28).
16 May 1946: Arnold Foster Choir and Orchestra (box 28).
6 June 1946: National Symphony Orchestra with Smeterlin (piano), conducted by Walter Goehr (box 28).
13 October 1947: Recital of Schubert Songs by Elisabeth Schumann, accompanied by Gerald Moore (box 29).
28 October 1947: Mozart Concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Edwin Fischer (piano), conducted by Dr Mosco Carner (box 29).
1 November 1947: Dick Sheppard Commemoration Concert with Clifford Evans, Colin Horsley, Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten (box 29).
7 May 1948: Piano Recital by Alfred Cortot (box 30/i).
23 September 1948: Concert of Polish Music arranged by the Classical Concert Society (box 30/i).
16 November 1948: A Concert in aid of the Princess Tsahai Memorial Hospital, conducted by Dr George Brockless (box 30/i).
29 November 1949: Concert of Yugoslav Music by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon and Milan Horvat (box 30/ii).
25 September 1950: Peter Pears and Kathleen Ferrier (vocal), accompanied by Benjamin Britten (box 31/i).
13 October 1950: Royal College of Music Students' Association Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Gibson (box 31/i).
1 December 1955: Arnold Foster Choir and Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert, conducted by Arnold Foster (box 33/ii).
22 December 1959: A Christmas Concert, given by the Children's Opera Group, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (box 35/i).
24 June 1961: Havergal Brian, Gothic Symphony, given by the London Philharmonic Choir, Kingsway Choral Society, London Orpheus Choir, Hendon Grammar School Choir, Royal Military School of Music and the Polyphonia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bryan Fairfax (box 35/iii).
Date range of collection
1938 - 1961
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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