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Collection Description

Collection Title
English Provinces: Brighton: Dome (1908-2002)
One box of programmes and prospectuses from the Dome, from 1908 to 2002. The collection includes a few press cuttings.

The programmes are largely from orchestral concerts, though there are also a number of programmes from choral concerts and solo recitals. Orchestras represented in the collection include the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra (in concerts promoted by the Brighton Philharmonic Society) and BBC Concert Orchestra (especially from the 1950s). A number of orchestral concerts were conducted by Herbert Menges (who founded the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra).

The programmes from the early part of the collection are from a number of different organisations and events. These include the Brighton Sacred Harmonic Society, Brighton Musical Festival and the Brighton Society of Symphonic Players (often billed as "The Symphonic Players"). The latter is particularly prominent in the late 1920s and 1930s part of the collection, and includes programmes from orchestral concerts and recitals. From the 1950s onwards, the collection is dominated by programmes and prospectuses from the Brighton Philharmonic Society (later the Brighton and Hove Philharmonic Society). These include details of orchestral concerts – from either the local orchestras or from visiting London orchestras – and solo recitals, promoted by the organisation.

The items are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1908 - 2002
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council