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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Strafford Collection (1949-1958)
A collection of programmes from the archive of Charles Strafford, from 1949 to 1958.

The majority of programmes are from concerts that took place in Liverpool. Of these, the majority are from concerts that took place in the Philharmonic Hall and the Bluecoat Hall. Other venues include the Liverpool Stadium, St. George’s Hall, St. Mary’s Church (Grassendale) and the Education Building (University of Liverpool). There are other programmes from the United Kingdom, from the following venues: Royal Albert Hall; Gaumont Theatre, Chester; Wallasey High School; Bromsgrove School; Old Manor, Bucklebury; Royal Festival Hall; YMCA, Hoylake; Ministry of Education, Curzon Street, W1.

There is one programme from an unspecified venue, from a concert organised by the Liverpool Institute Music Club. In addition, there are a number of programmes from concerts organised by the Hoylake Musical Society, where the venue has not been specified.

A number of programmes in the collection include Charles Strafford in the chorus. In addition, there are a few programmes which feature Charles Strafford as orchestral timpanist. Some programmes are conducted by Strafford, including the programmes from concerts organised by the Hoylake Musical Society, where Strafford was musical director.

The programmes are arranged chronologically. Undated programmes are at the end of the collection.
Date range of collection
1949 - 1958
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times
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Location Details

Royal Academy of Music, Library
Marylebone Road London NW1 5HT
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020 7873 7323
020 7873 7322
Visiting Information
Term-Time Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00–18.00 Saturdays: 9.00–12.00 (Junior Academy terms only) Vacation hours vary and are advertised in the Library Information section in the on-line Unicorn Catalogue.
Collections Overview
Books; printed music; sound recordings; choral sets; orchestral sets; manuscripts; early printed music & books; undergraduate & research
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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