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Collection Description

Collection Title
Newcastle City Library (1860-)
A collection of handbills, programmes, prospectuses and posters for performances given at various venues in the United Kingdom – the majority in Newcastle, Durham and the surrounding area – since 1860, held by the Newcastle City Library.

The programms relate principally to performances given by local ensembles.

The principal series/venues represented are listed below:

Alderson and Brentnall Concert Programmes (1876–93).
Alderson's Choir (1879–89).
Band Concerts in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1900–22).
Barras Bridge Assembly Rooms (1889–1912).
Broken Doll: Events (1991–).
Celebrity Concerts in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1860–1923).
Chamber Music Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1883–1934, 1946–).
City Hall, Newcastle: posters, excluding Northern Sinfonia Concerts (1967–).
City Hall, Newcastle (1929–, incomplete).
Classical Concert Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1907–14).
Conservatoire of Music, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1898–1929).
Durham University, King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Choral Society (1908–30, incomplete).
Durham, Northumberland & Newcastle Botanical and Horticultural Society Shows: Music programmes (1878–94).
Fenham and District Amateur Operatic Society (1961–65).
Forest Hill and District Amateur Operatic Society (1938–39, 2 programmes).
Gosforth United Reformed Church, Musical Society (1965–69, 1971–).
Harrison, Percy: Harrison concerts (1897–1916).
Heaton Grammar School, Musical and Dramatic Society (1951, 1953, 1954, 1958).
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Lunch Hour Concerts (1941–47).
Music at the People's: programmes and leaflets (1972–).
Musical Events in Newcastle: posters (excluding City Hall events) (1975–).
Musicians' Union Benevolent Fund Concerts (1900–18, incomplete).
Musicon: Durham University Concert Series (1993–).
Newcastle Amateur Vocal Society (1875–1905).
Newcastle and Gateshead Choral Union: programmes and prospectuses (1896–1982, incomplete; between 1889 –96 called Gateshead Choral Society).
Newcastle Bach Choir (1916–).
Newcastle Corporation City Hall, vol.1a (1955–67).
Newcastle Corporation, Concerts in the Parks (1962–78, incomplete).
Newcastle Glee and Madrigal Society (1908–36, incomplete).
Newcastle Harmonic Society (1892–1912).
Newcastle Philharmonic Orchestra (1910–34).
Newcastle Police Concerts (1890, 1915).
Newcastle Postal Telegraph Choral Society (1896–1900).
Newcastle Symphony Orchestra (1917–35).
Newcastle Town Hall (1875–1913 and 1860-98, 2 vols.).
Newcastle University Musical Events: posters (1967–74).
North of England Musical Tournament Official Programme (1919–23, 1925–26, 1930–37, 1939, 1946–49, 1951–63).
Northern Musicians' Benevolent Society (1891–1904).
Northern Sinfonia Concert Society (1961–).
Northern Sinfonia Concert Diary/Annual Prospectus (1965–66, 1969–78).
Northern Sinfonia, programme (1959–60 season).
Northern Sinfonia: posters (1969–).
Northumberland Orchestra (1975–).
Paint it Red: Music Diary (April 1987–).
People's Concerts, Town Hall, Newcastle (1881–1909).
BBC Proms (1989–).
Rea, William: Grand Classical and Promenade Concerts (1867–69, 1871–73).
Riverside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1985–).
Rothbury Traditional Music Festival Programme, 7th Festival (1983).
Sunderland Amateur Operatic Society (1962–, incomplete).
Tyneside Musical Society (1947–70, incomplete).
YMCA Choral Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1950–70, incomplete).
Date range of collection
1860 -
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Newcastle City Library, Local Studies Centre
Newcastle Civic Centre,Exhibition Hall Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1DX United Kingdom
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0845 002 0336
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Collections Overview
Local Studies Music Collection including Avison Archive
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council