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Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1949)
A collection of two boxes of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1949. 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 – 63 programmes; 3 prospectuses; 1 leaflet
Includes programmes from the summer season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (12 programmes; 2 annotated prospectuses) and from the winter season of Promenade Concerts (2 programmes; 1 prospectus). The collection also includes four programmes from BBC Symphony Concerts as well as four programmes from concerts organised by the Henry Wood Concert Society. There are also three programmes from the Elgar Festival.

Other London venues:
Cambridge Theatre (2); Institut Français du Royaume-Uni; Royal Academy of Music (2); Town Hall, Wimbledon; Southwark Cathedral (full name: Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Saviour and St. Mary Overie, Southwark) (2); Queen Mary Hall; Stoke Newington Town Hall; William III Orangery, Hampton Court Palace; Polish Embassy; Empress Hall, Earls Court; Suid-Afrika-Huis, Londen (=South Africa House, London); Rudolf Steiner Hall; Civic Hall, Croydon; Chelsea Town Hall; Davis Theatre, Croydon (2); 70 Grosvenor Street (2); R.B.A. Galleries, Pall Mall (3); Royal Opera House; Assembly Hall, Walthamstow (3); 6 Burlington Gardens; Central Hall, Westminster (8); Wigmore Hall (4); Concert Hall, Broadcasting House; Kingsway Hall; Northern Polytechnic Theatre, Holloway Road (4); Caxton Hall; Archway Central Hall; Church of St. Michael, Cornhill; Lyceum Theatre; London Coliseum; Harringay Indoor Arena (2); Stafford House.

There is also a leaflet advertising the Elgar Festival, as well as a festival brochure. The Elgar Festival took place in various London venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Broadcasting House and Royal Academy of Music.

Usher Hall – 17 programmes
The majority of programmes are from concerts organised by the Edinburgh Concerts Society; of these, a significant amount are orchestral concerts given by the Scottish National Orchestra.

Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama – 16 programmes

Other provincial venues:
Cheltenham Ladies College; Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies College;Town Hall, Birmingham (2); Cheam Baths Hall; Royal Hall, Harrogate; St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich; Pier Pavilion, Worthing; Luton Parish Church; Central Hall, Newport (2); Leeds Town Hall (2); Rialto Cinema, York (3); High Church Hall, Elgin; Albert Hall, Pudsey; Trinity Methodist Church, Pudsey; Albert Hall, Nottingham; Embassy Sports Drome, Birmingham; Abbeygreen Church; Corn Exchange, Bedford; Town Hall, Watford; Arts Theatre, Cambridge; Empire Theatre, Cardiff (2); Guildhall, Southampton; King’s Hall, Aberystwyth; Pier Pavilion, Felixstowe (2); Dome, Brighton (4); Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (3); Civic Hall, Orpington (2); Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock; Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield; St. Albans Church, Teddington; Old Assembly Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne; Hippodrome Theatre, Lowestoft; Town Hall, Greenock; Town Hall, Coatbridge; Town Hall, Cheltenham (2); Sutton Public Hall [Sutton and Cheam] (2); Dorking Halls; Odeon Theatre, Southend-on-Sea; St. Andrew’s Halls, Glasgow.

Provincial Festivals:
Cheltenham Festival (1 prospectus); Aldeburgh Festival (1 prospectus).

There are also three programmes from multi-venue tours. These include tour programmes for the following concerts: recitals by Beniamino Gigli; all-Chopin recitals by Cortot; a concert commemorating the centenary of the death of Chopin.

There are 10 programmes from lunch-time concerts organised by EDAC, where the venue is unspecified. There are also 12 other programmes from unspecified venues.
Date range of collection
1949 - 1949
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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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020 7873 7443
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