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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1914-1915)
A collection of one box of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1914 to 1915. The collection contains programmes from concerts given in the United Kingdom. The programmes were collected by the concert agent Norman McCann (1920-1999).

The contents of the collection are as follows:

Queen's Hall – 18 programmes
The collection includes two programmes from "Promenade Concerts".

Royal Albert Hall – 28 programmes
The collection includes 16 programmes from "London Ballad Concerts" and six programmes from "Sunday Concerts". There are also three programmes from a season of promenade concerts: these were organised and conducted by Thomas Beecham and Landon Ronald.

Aeolian Hall – 17 programmes

Bechstein Hall – 6 programmes

Other London venues:
43 Grosvenor Square; Alhambra; Steinway Hall; Mansion House; London Coliseum; Public Hall, Beckenham; St. James’s Church, Piccadilly; Wesleyan Central Hall, Westminster (2); Portman Rooms (2); Bloomsbury Central Church, Shaftesbury Avenue; St. James's Hall; Margin House, Wimbledon; Bridgewater House, St. James; Palladium (2).

In addition there is a photostat of London recitals given under the management of Daniel Mayer during 1914. The list contains details of concerts given at the Bechstein Hall, Aeolian Hall and Queen's Hall.


Winter Gardens and Pier – 10 programmes
There are ten programmes from concerts given by the Municipal orchestra, at both the Winter Gardens and Pier.

Other provincial venues:
Guildhall, Poole; Colonnade, Bexhill; Usher Hall (2); St. Nicholas Church, Whitehaven; Pavilion, Torquay; McEwan Hall [Edinburgh]; Dome, Brighton; Free Trade Hall; Shire Hall, Gloucester; Guildhall, Londonderry; Central Hall, Birmingham; Montgomery Hall, Sheffield.

There are seven programmes or leaves from programmes, from concerts given by the Brighton Municipal Orchestra, where the venue is unspecified. There is a programme from the Birmingham Festival Choral Society where the venue is not specified. There are two programmes from multi-venue tours or festivals.
Date range of collection
1914 - 1915
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
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020 7873 7374
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11.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday 12.00pm - 4.00pm Weekends
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council