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Collection Description

Collection Title
Miscellaneous Handel Oratorio Performances (1856-2006)
Programmes and wordbooks for performances of oratorios by Handel (excluding The Messiah) given at various English veneus between 1856 and 2006.

28 November 1856, Exeter Hall: two copies of a handbill and wordbook (with brief historical introduction) for Handel, Solomon, given by the Sacred Harmonic Society, with Mr Brownsmith (organ) and conducted by Mr Costa.

26 April 1944, Methodist Church, Gravesend: handbill and wordbook for Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by Gravesend Philharmonic Society with Mabel Ritchie, John Turner and Roderick Jones (vocal), conducted by Mervyn Bruxner.

25 October 1955, Town Hall, Dewsbury: programme for Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by the Dewsbury and District Music Society with Honor Sheppard, Peggy Castle, Webster Booth and Owen Brannigan (vocal), the Dewsbury and District Music Society Chorus and the Lemare Orchestra, conducted by Dr Percy G. Saunders.

14 December 1959, Borough Hall, Stafford: programme with notes for Handel, Jephtha, given by Stafford and District Choral Society with Pamela Woolmore, Nancy Thomas, Andrew Gold, Maurice Bevan and Norman Tattersall (vocal), conducted by Mary Higgs. This document includes lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

6 November 1983, Southwark Cathedral: programme with synopsis and biographical notes for Handel, Jephtha, given by Handel Opera Chorus and the Sinfonia Concertante, with David Riley, Alasdair Elliott, Louise Darling, Graeham [sic] Sanders, Linda Darnell and Julia Wilson (vocal), conducted by Clive Fairbairn.

21 March 1987, Winchester Cathedral: handbill and programme and wordbook with notes for Handel, Samson, with Philip Langridge, Gillian Fisher, Michael Chance, David Thomas and Stephen Varcoe (vocal) with the Waynflete Singers and the Winchester Cathedral Lay Clerks and the Winchester Baroque Ensemble, conducted by Martin Neary.

17 November 1991, Mayfield Parish Church: programme with historical, descriptive and biographical notes (including photographs) for Handel, Samson, given by Sarah Vivian, Dominique Thiebaud, Margaret Maguire, Philip Salmon, Phillip Ball, John Hancorn and Roderick Williams (vocal) with the Mayfield Festival Choir, Schola Cantorum 1, Primavera Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Pont.

24 June 1997, Westminster Abbey: programme with historical, descriptive and biographical notes (with photographs) for Handel, Jephtha, given in aid of the Handel House Trust by Emma Kirkby, Della Jones, Michael Chance, Nigel Robson and David Wilson-Johnson (vocal), the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Martin Neary. This document includes a list of the orchestral ensemble.

23 June 2002, Victoria Theatre, Halifax: programme with notes for Handel, Judas Maccabaeus (first performance with the newly re-discovered orchestration attributed to Mozart), given by the Halifax Choral Society with the North of England Chamber Orchestra with Mary Nelson, Victoria Simmonds, Glenn Kesby, Peter Hoare and Andrew Foster-Williams (vocal). This document includes biographical notes (with photographs), notes on the work and its edition, and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

8 October 2006, 'Pigotts', Pigotts Hill, North Dean, Nr High Wycombe: printed notice for Handel, Theodora, performed for free on period instruments, conducted by Tom Seligman.
Date range of collection
1856 - 2006
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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