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Collection Description

Collection Title
Sacred Harmonic Society Handel Programmes (1837-64, 1871-76)
Description
A collection of handbills for performances of music by Handel, given by the Sacred Harmonic Society at the Exeter Hall, London, 1837–64 and 1871–76, held as a single bound volume.

Also, handbills for the Great Choral Rehearsals/Meetings of the Handel Festival Choir given on: 21 January, 15 April, 16 and 20 May and 10 June 1859, 6 December 1861, 7 February, 21 March and 11 April 1862 (preparatory to Handel Festival) and 13 February, 27 March and 4 December 1863.

In most cases, the entire programme was devoted to a Handel oratorio. In some instances, a short work was given in combination with a miscellaneous selection and/or other sacred pieces.

These concerts were conducted by Mr J. Surman (1837–19 April 1848) and Mr Michael Costa (24 November 1848–12 April 1876) with the organists Mr Miller (1837–19 April 1848), Mr Brownsmith (24 November 1848–27 May 1865), Mr James Coward (24 November 1871–27 March 1872) and Mr Willing (22 November 1872– 12 April 1876).


14 November and 22 December 1837.
16 and 30 March, 10 April, 11 July, 14 November and 5 and 21 December 1838.
30 January, 27 March, 7 and 19 June, 4 October, 22 November and 20 and 27 December 1839.
6/13 March, 20/27 March, 15/24 April, 21/30 October and 23 December 1840.
15 January, 7/16 April and 10/17 December 1841.
23 February/4 March, 11/18 March, 1 April, 8 June, 4 and 25 November and 16 December 1842.
4 January, 24 February/3 March, 17 March, 7 April, 15 November and 15/22 December 1843.
2 and 23 February, 6 March, 2 and 26 April, 6 November and 13/20 December 1844.
30 January, 5 and 19 March, 23 April, 20 June, 7 November and 12/23 December 1845.
5 February, 1 and 8 April, 5 June, 2 and 11 December 1846.
18 February, 19 and 31 March and 10/23 December 1847.
29 March, 19 April and 24 November 1848.
8 January, 1 March, 4 April, 22 June, 12 and 30 November and 7 December 1849.
8 February, 27 March, 10 May and 29 November 1850.
30 January, 26 February, 11 March, 16 April and 19 September 1851.
23 February, 19 March, 7 April and 10 December 1852.
18 February, 23 March and 15 April 1853.
28 November and 12 and 19 December 1856.
2 January, 27 March, 8 and 17 April and 11 December 1857.
5 March, 23 April and 10 December 1858.
25 February, 4 and 27 May and 9 December 1859.
13 January, 3 February, 2 March, 4 and 27 April, 29 June 1860.
11 January, 15 and 27 March, 10 May, 29 November and 13 December 1861.
3 and 31 January, 14 March, 4 and 16 April, 30 May, 22 August and 12 December 1862.
27 February, 1 April, 15 May and 11 December 1863.
19 February, 11 March, 13 and 27 May 1864.

24 November and 22 and 29 December 1871.
26 January, 15 and 27 March, 22 November and 20 December 1872.
24 January, 7 March, 9 April, 21 November and 5, 12 and 19 December 1873.
1, 9 and 10 April and 11 December 1874.
24 March and 10 and 17 December 1875.
4 February, 10 March and 12 April 1876.
Format
Date range of collection
1837 - 1876
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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Visiting Information
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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Collection Creator(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council