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Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Town Hall, Chelsea (1946-60)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at the Town Hall, Chelsea between 1946 and 1960, held loosely and arranged chronologically across boxes 28 to 35 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

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

Items are listed here by series/performing body, as follows:
1. Boyd Neel Orchestra (1946-50)
2. Chelsea Symphony Orchestra (1948-58)
3. Miscellaneous concerts (1946-60)

1. Boyd Neel Orchestra (conducted by Boyd Neel)
20 May, 17 June, 1 July, 21 and 28 October, 25 November and 9, 10 and 16 December 1946 (box 28).
27 January 1947 (box 29).
19 January, 27 September, 25 October and 22 November 1948 (box 30/i).
17 January (with Morley College Choir), 14 February, 17 October, 14 November and 12 December 1949 (box 30/ii).
20 March 1950 (box 31/i).

2. Chelsea Symphony Orchestra
23 November 1948 (box 30/i); 31 May 1949 (box 30/ii); 20 February and 6 June 1950 (box 31/i); 1 March 1956 (box 34/i); and 3 February 1958 (box 34/iii): conducted by Norman del Mar (1948-50) and Hubert Foster Clark (1951-58).

3. Miscellaneous concerts
3 October 1946: Music of Gabriel Faure given by Kathleen Long (piano), Sophie Wyss (vocal) and Anthony Pini (cello) (box 28).
26 November 1946: Central London Orchestra with George Chitty (tenor) and Dennis Brain (horn), conducted by Norman del Mar (box 28).
20 January 1947: Ars Rediviva Chamber Orchestra, conducted Claude Crussard (box 29).
10 February 1947: Musica Antique of Holland (box 29).
28 February 1947: Concert de musique francaise, with Francis Poulenc (piano) and the Leighton Lucas Orchestra, conducted by Lucas (box 29).
7 March 1947: Violin Recital by Syzmon Goldberg, accompanied by Gerald Moore (box 29).
18 March and 1 and 15 April 1947: London Harpsichord Ensemble (single document, box 29).
8 May 1947: Robert Masters Quartet (box 29).
13 May 1947: Leighton Lucas Orchestra with Frederick Thurston (clarinet), conducted by Leighton Lucas (box 29).
25 September 1947: The Fleet Street Choir, conducted by T.B. Lawrence (box 29).
7 October 1947: Geoffrey Gilbert (flute), John Cruft (oboe) and the Philharmonic String Trio (box 29).
1 March 1948: Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Music, Pro Musica Antiqua (box 30/i).
17 June 1948: French a Capella Music, Morley College Concerts Society (box 30/i).
6 October 1948: Sturdy String Quartet (box 30/i).
11 October and 8 November 1948: Zephyr Trio/Dutch Chamber Choir (conducted by Felix de Nobel), presented by the Boyd Neel Concert Society (box 30/i).
29 November and 6 December 1948: Two Recitals by the English Harpsichord Trio (single document, box 30/i).
16 and 23 January 1951: London Classical Orchestra, conducted by Trevor Harvey (box 31/ii).
7 February 1951: Haydn-Mozart Society Concerts with the London Mozart Players and Dennis Brain (horn), conducted by Harry Blech (box 31/ii).
17 November 1952: Cecilian Singers with Michael Thomas (harpsichord and clavichord) (box 32/i).
27 October 1935: Liszt Recital given by Louis Kentner, presented by the Liszt Society (box 32/ii).
28 October 1954: Goldsbrough Orchestra with Benjamin Kaplan (piano), conducted by Harry Samuel (box 33/i).
22 May 1956: Morley College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Leonard (box 34/i).
12 May 1958: Serenade Concert, presented by the Wind Music Society and the Anglo-Austrian Music Society, conducted by Bryan Fairfax (box 34/iii).
26 May 1959: Elizabethan Singers and Kalmar Orchestra, conducted by Hugo Cole and Louis Halsey (box 35/i).
26 January, 22 February and 21 March 1960: Three Concerts of Contemporary Music, presented by the Wind Music Society and given by the Polyphonia Orchestra, conducted by Bryan Fairfax (single document, 3 copies, box 35/ii). .
Date range of collection
1946 - 1960
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Not Specific
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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