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Collection Title
Miscellaneous London venues (1937-2006)
A miscellaneous collection of loose programmes and wordbooks for performances given at a range of London venues between 1937 and 2006.

Friday 30 September [no year], St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge: programme with words for a concert of music by Handel, Purcell and Bach, given by the Laudate Choir and the Sinfonia Britannica, conducted by Howard Ionascu. The programme includes brief notes, a biographical note (with photo) on the conductor, and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

20 January 1937, Queen's Hall: analytical programme book for a Handel concert given by Elsie Suddaby, Freda Townson, Walter Widdop and Norman Walker (vocal), with Harold Dawber (organ), the Philharmonic Choir and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. The programme includes an Introduction by Edward J. Dent, Analytical Notes (with musical examples) by Philip F. Radcliffe, and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

5 July 1972, Royal Festival Hall: Souvenir booklet to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Music, including the programme with notes for an Anniversary Day Concert given by the First Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Academy with Clifford Curzon (piano), Sheila Armstrong, Marjorie Thomas, Richard Lewis and Raimund Herincx (vocal), conducted by Maurice Handford. The concert included the first performance of Alan Bush, Concert Overture for an Occasion, op. 74. The programme includes biographical notes (with photographs) and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

10 February 1973, Queen Elizabeth Hall: programme with historical, descriptive and biographical notes (including photographs) for the English Chamber Orchestra with Norma Burrowes and Nan Christie (vocal) and Jonathan Williams (cello), conducted by Raymond Leppard. The concert included the first performance of Douglas Young, Aubade in addition to music by Handel. The programme includes a list of the orchestral ensemble.

2 December 1979, Queen Elizabeth Hall: programme with historical and descriptive notes for a performance given by the English Chamber Orchestra with Felicity Lott (soprano), Aydin Onac (piano), Louise Williams (violin) and Roger Chase (viola), conducted by Raymond Leppard. This document includes biographical notes (with photographs).

17 August 1980, Royal Festival Hall: programme with notes for Handel, Water Music, given as part of the South Bank Summer Music series by the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood. This document includes a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1 and 2 October 1998, St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London: handbill for a performance of Handel, Poro, Rè dell'Indie, conducted by Ian Page.

30 and 31 July and 3-7 August [1999?], Bloomsbury Theatre: programme with notes (including biographical notes) for Handel, Rinaldo (1711 and 1731 versions), presented by Birkbeck College, University of London in association with Abbey Opera Training, with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and Academy Cadiera. This document includes lists of the orchestral ensembles.

13 November 2000, Middle Temple Hall: programme for ‘The Great Matter of Hogarth versus Handel, a musical and artistic case’. This was a two-part programme of music, predominantly by Handel, given in aid of Capt. Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital byAnthony Rolfe-Johnson, David Timson, Emma Kirkby and Robin Simon and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Tallis Chamber Choir. The programme includes historical notes on the Coram Family and the Foundling Museum and biographical notes (with photographs).

23 August 2005, Royal Albert Hall: programme book for Handel, Julius Caesar, given as part of the BBC Proms season by Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by William Christie. This document includes a plot synopsis, historical and biographical notes (with photographs) and a list of the orchestral ensemble. Held with this item is a separate word book (with translation).

7, 9 and 11 November 2006, Sadler's Wells: programme with historical and biographical notes (including photographs) for Handel, Orlando, given by Independent Opera with William Towers, Rebecca Ryan, Christopher Ainslie, Joana Seara and Nicholas Warden (vocal), conducted by Gary Cooper. This document includes a plot synopsis and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
Date range of collection
1937 - 2006
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Not Specific

Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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The museum is currently open by appointment only.
Collections Overview
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