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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Westminster (1939-61)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at various sacred venues in Westminster between 1939 and 1961, held loosely and arranged chronologically across boxes 26 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 venue, as follows:
1. Westminster Abbey
2. Westminster Cathedral
3. Westminster Chapel
4. Westminster Cathedral Hall
5. St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster

1. Westminster Abbey
23 April 1939: Order of service for Holy Communion on St. George’s Day (box 26).
6 July 1951: Recital by The Abbey Choir (box 31/ii).
21 April 1954: Collegium Musicum Amstelodamense, conducted by Toon Vranken (box 33/i).
2 August 1956: Harvard Glee Club (box 34/i).
9 February 1961: Tudor Church Music (box 35/iii).

2. Westminster Cathedral
6 May 1946: Organ Recital by Léonce de Saint-Martin (box 28).
24 November 1946: French Sacred Music performed by The Little Singers of the Wooden Cross (Paris) (box 28).
20 and 27 March 1947: The complete organ works of Caesar Franck, given by Fernando Germani (box 29).
22 May 1947: Organ Recital, Marcel Dupré (box 29).
28 October 1948: Organ Recital, Fernando Germani (box 30/i).
18 November 1952: Organ Recital, Flor Peeters (box 32/i).

3. Westminster Chapel
All performances were given for the Organ Music Society
10 July 1947: 29th series no. 2 by Andre Marchal (box 29).
20 November 1947: 29th series no.2 Marcel Dupré (box 29).
12 February 1948: 30th series no.1 by Malcolm Boyle (box 30/i).

4. Westminster Cathedral Hall
5 May 1949: Choral and Orchestral Music given by the London Catholic Choir and Orchestra (box 30/ii).

5. St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster
24 October 1950: 75th meeting of the Bach Cantata Club, featuring the Boyd Neel Orchestra and the choir of the Oriana Madrigal Society, conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott (box 31/i).
Date range of collection
1939 - 1961
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
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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For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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