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Collection Description

Collection Title
English Provinces: Leeds: Town Hall (1889-1990)
A collection of 41 programmes and prospectuses from the Town Hall, from 1889 to 1990. In addition, the collection also includes some press cuttings.

The earliest item in the collection is a programme from a chamber concert given on 11 December 1889. The concert was given as part of the series "Leeds Subscription Concerts".

The rest of the collection dates from 1906 onwards. The majority of items in the collection are from orchestral concerts and large-scale choral concerts. A number of programmes and prospectuses are from concerts organised by the Leeds Philharmonic Society. The early twentieth-century programmes includes items from the series "Municipal concerts" and "Leeds Saturday Orchestral Concerts" (concerts given by the Leeds Symphony Orchestra), as well as other programmes from concerts given by the Leeds Symphony Orchestra. Programmes from the early 1950s include a number of items from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The collection also includes programmes from a number of recitals and chamber music concerts. These include programmes from concerts organised by the Leeds Philharmonic Society and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

The items are arranged chronologically, with undated items filed at the end of the collection.
Date range of collection
1889 - 1990
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
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