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Collection Description

Collection Title
London: Conservatoires: Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1896-2002)
One box of programmes from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from 1896 to 2002. Early materials in the collection are entitled "Guildhall School of Music". The collection includes concert programmes, concert diaries and opera programmes.

The collection largely consists of material from events organised by Guildhall School of Music and Drama. However, it also includes a small amount of material from external events which took place in the Guildhall buildings. The collection covers the period when the Guildhall School of Music (and Drama) was located in John Carpenter Street (Victoria Embankment) and then Silk Street, from 1977 onwards. Concerts organised by the Guildhall usually took place on the premises – from 1977 onwards, most frequently in the Music Hall or the Theatre – however the collection also contains programmes from concerts which took place in other London venues. These venues include the following: Purcell Room; St. Johns, Smith Square; City University Great Hall.

In addition to concert and opera programmes, the collection contains a small amount of programmes from master-classes, competitions and a prize-giving ceremony (held at Mansion House).

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1896 - 2002
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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