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Collection Description

Collection Title
English Provinces: Oxford: Town Hall (1898-1993)
One box of programmes from the Town Hall, from 1898 to 1993. The programmes are largely from the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s.

The programmes are largely from orchestral concerts, but the collection includes a number of programmes from recitals and opera performances.

The first programmes in the collection is from a "Matinée Musicale" given on 1 March 1898. This included songs, stories, dance and sketches. The next programme is from a concert given on 18 May 1898, which was a recital of recitations given by Clifford Harrison. The remainder of the collection dates from the twentieth century.

The collection includes a large amount of programmes from Oxford Subscription Concerts, particularly from the 1920s and 1930s. The programmes are largely from orchestral and recitals. Opera programmes are chiefly from performances given by the Oxford University Opera Club (from the 1950s and 1960s); the remainder are from performances given by the Chelsea Opera Group.

The programmes are arranged in chronological order.
Date range of collection
1898 - 1993
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