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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1940-1941)
A collection of one box of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1940 to 1941. 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:

Royal Albert Hall – 23 programmes

National Gallery – 30 programmes; press-cuttings
The programmes are from “National Gallery Concerts”, the war-time concert series organised by Myra Hess. There are also a few press-cuttings, which contain reviews of National Gallery Concerts.

Queen’s Hall – 10 programmes

Other London venues:
St. Augustine’s Church, Honor Oak Park, SE23; Hampstead Concert Studio, Swiss Cottage [Camden]; Stoll Theatre; Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate; Cambridge Theatre (8); Church of St. George, Bloomsbury Way; Dorchester Hotel; Coliseum (4); Central Hall, Islington; Central Hall, Highgate; Wigmore Hall (3); Finsbury Park Empire; Cowdray Hall; Central Hall, Westminster; Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Provincial venues:
Town Hall, Birmingham (4); Albert Hall, Nottingham (4); Ritz, Woking; Town Hall, High Wycombe; Public Hall, Barnsley; R.A.F. Station Hawarden; Corn Exchange, Newbury (2); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (2); Pavilion, Torquay (2); Winter Garden, Eastbourne; Olympia, Reading (2); Town Hall, Cheltenham (2); Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School; Tower Ballroom Pavilion, Blackpool (2); Civic Hall, Wolverhampton; Winter Garden, Malvern; Town Hall, Cheltenham; Centenary Hall, Stockport; Pavilion, Bath; Dome, Brighton (2); St. Peter’s Hal, Bournemouth (5); National Gallery of Scotland; Leeds Empire; Pavilion, Bournemouth (2); Pier Pavilion, Llandudno (4); Durant Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Colston Hall, Bristol (8); Royal Hall, Harrogate (3); Liverpool Empire; Borough Hall, Stafford; Town Hall, Dudley; Aldershot Hippodrome; Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl; Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (2); Rembrandt, Ewell (2); Public Hall, Ipswich; Victoria Hall, Hanley; Corn Exchange, Doncaster; New Theatre, Oxford; Grand Theatre, Derby (3); Central Hall, Derby (2); Northampton Repertory Theatre (2); St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh; Corn Exchange, Bedford; Pollock Hall, Edinburgh (2); Music Class Room, Edinburgh; Usher Hall (3); Lounge Hall, Royal Baths, Harrogate (2); Manchester Opera House; County Technical College, Guildford (2).

There is a flier for a Dvorak centenary celebration in September, 1941. This includes concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, Town Hall, Watford, and the National Gallery. There are six programmes from concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra, which do not specify venues. In addition, there are four programmes which do not specify concert venue.
Date range of collection
1940 - 1941
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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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