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Collection Description

Collection Title
Glasgow Choral Union (1874-1893)
A collection of 19 volumes of programmes from the Glasgow Choral Union, from 1874 to 1893.

Concert venues are not listed on programmes from 1874. Concerts took place in City Hall (1875-1877) and chiefly took place in St. Andrew's Hall (1879-1893). For the period 1877-1878, the venue is cited as "New Public Halls" or "Public Halls". However, it is possible that this venue was actually the recently built (completed 1877) St. Andrew's Hall.

The concerts featured oratorios, large-scale cantatas, orchestral music and occasionally chamber music.

There are a variety of amounts of programmes per season. However, the majority of seasons have at least 10 concerts per season; sometimes the numbering system for concerts was divided between "Orchestral Concerts" and "Choral Concerts". The bulk of each season took place from late November to January.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1874 - 1893
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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council