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Collection Description

Collection Title
London Choral Society (1950-68)
Description
A box of 17 loose programmes for performances of music by Handel, given by the London Choral Society between 1950 and 1968, directed by John Tobin. Also, an undated programme with notes for a performance of Handel, Acis and Galatea, given by the London Choral Society and the Philomusica of London at the Guildhall [no date]

The concert in 1950 was held at St. Paul's Cathedral. The remainder took place at the Royal Festival Hall.

Unless otherwise stated below, these performances consisted of Messiah, presented in an edition by Tobin. All programmes for these concerts include introductory notes by Tobin which focus largely on the supposed 'authenticity' of his edition and its performance.

With the exception of that for 1950, all programmes also include a photograph of the conductor.

These performances were given with the Tobin Chamber Orchestra (1950), Kalmar Chamber Orchestra (1952-56), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1957), a section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (1958-61) and the Philomusica of London (1962-68).

The vocal soloists are listed below. The programmes also cite the principal/obligatto instrumental performers.


18 March 1950: Nina Legros, Irene Baker, Alfred Deller, Peter Pears and Owen Brannigan.

23 February 1952: Isobel Baillie, Gladys Ripley, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis and Scott Joynt.

8 May 1852: Alexander Balus, with Olive Groves, Anne Wood, Alfred Deller, Parry Jones and Norman Walker.

14 March 1953: Olive Groves, Nancy Evans, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis and John Banks.

6 February 1954: Margaret Field-Hyde, Nancy Evans, Alfred Deller, Peter Pears and John Banks.

20 March 1954: Olive Groves, Nancy Evans, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis and Scott Joynt.

5 February 1955: Margaret Ritchie, Pamela Bowden, Alfred Deller, Peter Pears and Hervey Alan.

5 March 1955: April Cantelo, Nancy Evans, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis and Norman Lumsden.

21 January 1956: Margaret Field-Hyde, Nancy Evans, Alfred Deller, Richard Lewis and Hervey Alan.

5 May 1956: April Cantelo, Pamela Bowden, Alfred Deller, Peter Pears and Hervey Alan.

16 March 1957: April Cantelo, Pamela Bowden, James Perry, David Galliver and James Milligan.

18 January 1958: April Cantelo, Patricia Kern, Andrew Pearmain, Peter Pears and Hervey Alan.

28 February 1959: Samson, with John Mitchinson, Adele Leigh, Monica Sinclair, Norman Tattersall, James Pease and Jennifer Vyvyan.

6 May 1961: Rae Woodland, Pamela Bowden, Andrew Pearmain, David Galliver and Hervey Alan.

3 February 1962: Rae Woodland, Helen Watts, Owen Wynne, John Mitchinson and Richard Standen.

28 January 1967: April Cantelo, Norma Procter, William Brown, Jack Irons and Neil Howlett.

3 February 1968: Pauline Tinsley, Norma Procter, Paul Esswood, David Hillman and Nigel Wickens.
Format
Date range of collection
1950 - 1968
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is an internationally important collection of material relating to Handel and his contemporaries, including manuscripts, printed books and music, libretti, paintings and engravings, memorabilia, art works and ephemera. The Handel collection is open for research Wednesday-Friday, and the display room (with access to recorded music) is open with the rest of the museum Tuesday-Sunday 10-6.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council