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Collection Description

Collection Title
Léon Goossens: Provinces O-P (1918-1978)
Concert programmes for provincial programmes given in places beginning "O" to "P".

Oban: Phoenix cinema (28/11/73); Station hotel (28/2/62).
Oldham: King street co-op. hall (Tuesday 3/12, year unknown).
Oswestry: Girls’ high school (6/12/44).
Oundle: Oundle school, Great hall (11/2/32; 30/9/51, 23/2/58, 12/1/69: Oundle school subscription concerts).
Oxford: Balliol college (3/5/31, 21/10/34: Balliol college musical society); Holywell music room (25/11/30: Oxford university musical club and union); Jesus college (20/5/48; 24/5/51; 29/5/58); Keble college (24/5/39, 7/5/55 (2 copies): Keble college musical society); Oxford international centre, department of music (24/6/55); Queen’s college (2/12/43: Eglesfield musical society); Radcliffe infirmary, nurse’s recreation room (10/3/71, 23/10/73: United Oxford hospitals concert club); Rhodes house (11/6/43: Oxford university French club); Sheldonian theatre (27/11/33: Oxford subscription concerts; London philharmonic orchestra; 31/10/43; New college choir; Magdalen choir; Christ church cathedral choir; 14/5/59; Oxford subscription concerts; London philharmonic orchestra); Town hall (17/10/29: Oxford subscription concerts; 4/6/41: Oxford war-time concerts; 2/9/43; 8/3/45: Oxford subscription concerts; Oxford orchestral society; 21/3/47: BBC theatre orchestra; 26/1/50: Oxford subscription concerts; 30/4/50: Oxford chamber orchestra; 29/5/74: Oxford music festival); University college (2/8/61: Summer school for singers); multiple venues (brochure for Michelmas term (i.e. October to December) 1934 including concert listings, society listings and music teachers listings); multiple venues, Oxfordshire music festival (26/3/49: Goossens concert at 7:45 pm in Sheldonian theatre); multiple venues, English Bach festival (17/6/67 to 2/7/67); Unknown venue, Oxford ladies’ musical society (17/6/32; 17/6/48); unknown venue (20/7/44: Boyd Neel orchestra).
Oxshott: Uplands (23/6/46: string section of the Surrey philharmonic orchestra).
Oxted: Barn theatre (10/3/54: Oxted and Limpsfield music society).
Parkhurst: Venue unknown, presumably Parkhurst barracks (25/7/18: programme for a farewell concert to “B Coy No. 3”, performers were all cadets; Goossens acted in the revue/sketch, which formed the 2nd half of the concert).
Penn: Unknown venue, Penn music club (14/2/54; Saturday 18/10, unknown year).
Perth: City hall (16/2/75: Perth orchestra society; Perth symphony orchestra); Perth art gallery (22/1/69: Perth chamber music society).
Petersfield: Drill hall (22/4/31: Petersfield musical festival); Town hall (8/12/45, 28/10/50, 22/1/55, 25/10/60: Petersfield orchestra; 6/7/67: Southern orchestral concert society); unknown venues, Petersfield musical festival (14/4/48: Petersfield festival string orchestra; 9/4/57 to 11/4/57: Goossens concert 9/4/57).
Peterborough: Peterborough cathedral (24/4/59: BBC symphony orchestra).
Petworth: St. Michael’s school (10/2/52).
Pitlochry: Pitlochry festival theatre (14/7/68; 1971 publication about the history of the theatre; 1975 publication about the history of the theatre 1972-1975; 21/5/81 - ?; 11/4/82).
Plymouth: Central hall (10/3/48: Plymouth madrigal society; 22/11/55: Plymouth schools’ music association); unknown venue, Serenade arts (1978; 1981).
Poole: Great hall (15/11/47: Poole music club).
Porthleven: Public hall (16/10/53 to 17/10/53: Porthleven musical festival; festival adjudicated by Goossens).
Portsmouth: Guildhall (2/11/35: Portsmouth Bach society; 1/2/39: Portsmouth choral union; 11/11/59: John Lewis partnership music society; London Mozart players); Kings theatre (15/11/42: Portsmouth municipal concerts; 4/2/45: Portsmouth municipal concerts; Jacques string orchestra; 21/9/47: Portsmouth municipal concerts; Southern philharmonic orchestra (strings section)); Portsmouth grammar school (12/2/66).
Preston: Venue unknown, Building design partnership music society (12/2/69; 19/6/74).

Organised alphabetically by place name, then alphabetically by venue name, then chronologically.
Date range of collection
1918 - 1978
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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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