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Collection Description

Collection Title
Victoria Hall, Sheffield (1930-57)
Unique Identifier
e.1404. (2.)
Description
A largely complete collection of single-sheet programmes for the first 27 seasons of Chamber Concert organized by Mr John Parr, held at the Victoria Hall, Sheffield between 1930 and 1957.

Each document consists of a list of the artists and a record of the programme. A large number of first performances are included in the series and the handbill for the final concert recalls '27 years performing unfamiliar music'. There is also a handwritten annotation indicating that the series came to an end because of a lack of support.

The first two concerts of the second season were referred to as 'Wood-Wind and Pianoforte Recitals with the assistance of the famous Composer and Pianist Josef Holbrooke'.

During the fourth to seventh seasons, the performances were referred to as the Sheffield Methodist Mission Chamber Concerts. Thereafter they were known as the Victoria Hall Monthly Chamber Concerts.

From the sixth season onwards, six performances were given each series.

1st season: 1 and 22 March and 5 April 1930.
2nd season: 27 September, 18 October, 8 November and 6 December 1930 and 17 January, 28 February and 28 March 1931.
3rd season: 26 September, 24 October, 21 November and 19 December 1931 and 23 January, 27 February and 26 March 1932.
4th season: 8 October and 10 December 1932 and 14 January, 11 February and 11 March 1933.
5th season: 7 October, 11 November and 9 December 1933 and 13 January, 3 February and 10 March 1934.
6th season: 29 September, 10 November and 1 December 1934 and 12 January, 9 February and 9 March 1935.
7th season (missing no. 3): 5 October (two copies) and 9 November 1935 and 11 January, 22 February and 7 March 1936.
8th season: 3 October, 7 November and 5 December 1936 and 2 January, 27 February and 27 March 1937.
9th season: 2 October, 6 November and 11 December 1937 and 8 January, 12 February and 5 March 1938.
10th season: 1 October, 5 November and 10 December 1938 and 7 and 28 January and 4 March 1939.
11th season: 7 October, 11 November and 2 December 1939 and 6 January, 3 February and 2 March 1940.
12th season: 12 October, 9 November and 21 December 1940 and 3 and 17 May and 7 June 1941.
13th season (nos. 1-3): 4 October, 8 November and 13 December 1941.
14th season: 19 December 1942 and 30 January, 10 April, 1 and 29 May and 19 June 1943.
15th season: 25 September, 30 October and 27 November 1943 and 8 January, 12 February and 18 March 1944.
16th season: 7 and 28 October, 18 November and 16 December 1944 and 3 March and 14 April 1945.
17th season: 20 October and 24 November 1945 and 19 January, 16 February, 23 March and 13 April 1946.
18th season: 5 October, 2 November and 7 December 1946 and 11 January, 8 February and 8 March 1947.
19th season (no. 3): 13 December 1947.
20th season: 8 October, 26 November and 10 December 1949 and 14 January, 11 February and 18 March 1950.
21st season (nos. 4 and 6): 10 February and 14 April 1951.
22nd season (nos. 1 and 5): 6 October 1951 and 2 February 1952.
23rd season: 4 and 25 October and 6 December 1952 and 3 January, 7 February and 7 March 1953.
24th season: 3 October, 7 November and 5 December 1953 and 9 January, 6 February and 6 March 1954.
25th season: 2 October, 6 November and 4 December 1954 and 8 January, 5 February and 5 March 1955.
26th season (nos. 1-3 and 5): 1 October, 5 November and 10 December 1955 and 4 February 1956.
27th season: 29 September, 3 November and 1 December 1956, 5 January, 2 February and 2 March (two copies) 1957.
Format
Date range of collection
1930 - 1957
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library, Music Collections
96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Additional Collection Information

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