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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: Canada (1920-1990)
A collection of one box of programmes from the McCann Collection. The collection contains programmes from concerts given outside the United Kingdom and were collected by the concert agent Norman McCann (1920-1999).

A significant proportion of the collection is from concerts given in Montreal. The majority of programmes are from concerts given in the 1930s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.


His Majesty’s Theatre – 18 programmes
The majority of programmes are from performances by the Montreal Orchestra. Most of the programmes are from the early 1930s, particularly the 1931 to 1932 orchestral season.

Other Montreal venues:
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (4); Mount Royal Hotel (2); Victoria Hall, Westmount (2); Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal; Victoria Hall [4642 Oest, rue Sherbrooke]; Windsor Hall; Moyse Hall [McGill University] (2).

Masey Hall; Eaton Auditorium; MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building

In addition, there four programmes for concerts given by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where the venue has not been specified. There is a festival programme from the Toronto International Festival.

Other Canadian venues:
National Arts Centre [Ottowa]; Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax; St. Michaels University School, Victoria, British Columbia; Greenville Senior High School [Greenville]; War Memorial Hall, Guelph; St. Andrew’s Hall, Moose Jaw; Queen Elizabeth [Playhouse] Theatre [Vancouver] (2); Khaki University of Canada; Seminaire, Rimouski; Capitol Theatre, Québec; Palais MontCalm, Québec; Centre d’arts, Orford, Mont Orford National Park.

There are prospectuses or festival programmes from the following festivals: “Festival of the Sound” [Parry Sound, Ontario]; Vancouver International Festival; Calgary International Organ Festival. There is also a prospectus from a season of concerts given by the Calgary Philharmonic.

There is a programme from a concert given by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, where the concert venue has not been specified.

In addition, there is a programme from the Charles Fawcett Memorial Hall. Though no geographic location is specified on the programme, this programme is likely to refer to the hall of this name which is part of the Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada.
Date range of collection
1920 - 1990
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council