Walford Davies: Centenary (1969)
Handwritten and printed correspondence and other material relating to the Walford Davies Centenary of 1969, including the following concert programmes.
26 and 27 September: two copies of a prospectus with programmes for two performances given as part of the Oswestry and District Festival of the Arts.
26 September, Gregynog: Concert in Honour of Sir Walford Davies, by Rafael Orozco (piano).
27 September, Christ Church, Oswestry: Concert of Music by Sir Walford Davies with a recording of his voice, given by the Linden Singers, directed by Ian Humphries, with Wynford Evans and John Huw Davies (vocal) and Rosalie Inskip (organ).
28 September, Christ Church Congregational Church, Oswestry: eight copies of an order of service for a United Service of Commemoration.
21 November, Royal College of Music
Six copies of a handbill and three copies of the wordbook for a Concert of Works by Sir Walford Davies, to mark the centenary of his birth. This was the 2563rd concert of the RCM, given by the Choir Training Class, conducted by Richard Latham, with Howard Shelley (organ), Celia Jeffreys (soprano), Anthony Hocking (tenor) and Stephen Roberts (baritone).
7 December, Temple Church: Handbill for a Recital by Dr. George Thalben-Ball and the Choir of the Temple Church of music by Sir Walford Davies.
Date range of collection
1969 - 1969
Associated People or Organisations
- Shelley, Howard -
- Royal College of Music -
- Roberts, Stephen -
- Oswestry and District Festival of the Arts -
- Orozco, Rafael -
- Linden Singers, The -
- Latham, Richard -
- Jeffreys, Celia -
- Inskip, Rosalie -
- Humphries, Ian -
- Hocking, Anthony -
- Evans, Wynford -
- Davies, John Huw -
- Davies, H. Walford -
- Ball, George Thalben -
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