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Collection Description

Collection Title
English Provinces: Bristol: Colston Hall (1896-1998)
One box of programmes and prospectuses from Colston Hall, from 1896 to 1998. In particular, the collection contains a large amount of material from the 1940s.

The earlier programmes in the collection include material from the Triennial Bristol Musical Festival – founded in 1873 – from the 9th (1896) and 13th (1912) festivals. Other programmes include concerts given by the Bristol Choral Society and the Bristol Symphony Orchestra. The collection also includes a number of programmes from the concert series "Duck, Son & Pinker Subscription Concerts".

The programmes from the 1940s are dominated by the BBC. The collection contains a large number of programmes from concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1940 and 1941. These include weekly "lunch-hour concerts". There are also a number of programmes from concerts given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, especially from 1943 to 1945.

The post-war material is varied, and includes programmes and concert diaries from orchestral concerts, choral concerts and recitals. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is also represented in this part of the collection. The collection includes a number of programmes from the "Bristol Proms".

Material is arranged chronologically, with undated items filed at the end of the sequence. For 1940 and 1941, A5 BBC material has been separated from other material.
Date range of collection
1896 - 1998
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council