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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1943)
A collection of one box of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1943. 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 – 31 programmes; 2 prospectuses
There are 11 programmes and two prospectuses from the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

National Gallery – 42 programmes
The programmes are from “National Gallery Concerts”, the war-time concert series organised by Myra Hess.

Other London venues:
Cambridge Theatre (4); Central Hall, Westminster (3); Grand Theatre and Opera House, Croydon; Stoll Theatre, Kingsway (6); Archway Central Hall; Royal Exchange; Streatham Hill Theatre (2); Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield; Southwark Cathedral; Chiswick Empire; Wigmore Hall (4); City Literary Institute; Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington; Hornsey Central Hospital, Crouch End; Friends House, Euston Road.

Usher Hall – 15 programmes

Other Edinburgh venues:
University Music Classroom (2); National Gallery of Scotland; Reid School of Music (2); St. Giles’ Cathedral (2); Central Hall, Tollcross; St. John’s Church, Princes Street; Nelson Hall, McDonald Road; Lyceum Theatre (including Royal Lyceum Theatre) (4).

Town Hall, Birmingham – 22 programmes
The majority (21) of these programmes are from concerts given by the City of Birmingham Orchestra.

Other Birmingham venues:
Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston

Other provincial venues:
Watford Town Hall (4); De Montfort Hall, Leicester (2); Royal Hall, Harrogate; Pavilion, Bournemouth (1 programme; 2 programmes which are incomplete, but stylistic and typographic information suggests these are also from this venue); City Hall, Sheffield (9); Longford Theatre, Stretford; Leatherhead Institute; Victoria Hall, Bolton; Prince’s Theatre, Bradford (4); Park Hall Cinema, Cardiff; St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow; Theatre Royal, Nottingham (3); New Town Hall, Worthing; Champness Hall, Rochdale; Garrison Theatre, Aldershot (2); Public Hall, Ipswich; Pier Pavilion, Llandudno; Empire, Cardiff; Albert Hall, Nottingham (2); Art Gallery, Derby; Colston Hall, Bristol (3); City Hall, Newcastle; Olympia, Reading; Dome, Brighton; New Theatre, Oxford (3); Opera House, Manchester; Town Hall, Huddersfield.

In addition there is a programme from a season of concerts given by the Luton Choral Society; venues included the Odeon Theatre, Luton Parish Church and the Methodist Church, Dunstable. There is a programme from a concert organised by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, where the venue is unspecified. There is one programme where the venue is given – “St. Margaret’s Parish Church” – but the geographical location of this venue is not known.
Date range of collection
1943 - 1943
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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