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Collection Title
Birmingham Concerts F/2 (1882-93)
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F/2. A volume containing miscellaneous leaflets, programmes and books of words for Birmingham Music events.

Acocks Green Institute
A collection of programmes of events at the Institute.1882-1893

Aged and Distressed Housekeepers
Programmes of the Christmas Performances for the benefit of Aged and Distressed Housekeepers, at Birmingham Town Hall. 06/01/1835, 30/12/1835, 27/09/1836, 04/01/1842, 02/01/1845,

Madame Albani
21/11/1899, 13/11/1901 at Birmingham Town Hall.

Amateur Grand Opera Society. Programme for 1895

Arcadian Cricket Club.
28/11/1882 Concert at Masonic Hall, New Street, Birmingham.

Aston Lower Grounds.
A collection of eighteen programmes of concerts given at the Lower Grounds, Aston [I.e. Grounds of Aston Hall], 1871, 1879, 1884, 1898. Including Snyer and Gilmer’s Grand Military Band, Grand Evening Concerts, Popular Ballad Concerts, Promenade Concerts, and at Holte Theatre, Aston Grounds, the English Opera Company, etc.
20/06/1864.Lower Grounds, Aston Park. Manchester Order of Odd Fellows, Great Gathering.

Fred W Beard.
13 programmes of his Popular Concerts 1892-1906 at Birmingham Town Hall, including his Testimonial Concert on 26/05/1906 featuring the Birmingham City Choral Society, and Henry Wood, Kirkby Lunn, John Coates, Dalton Baker, Plunket Greene, Edward Elgar, Charles Villiers Stanford, Frederic Cowen, Granville Bantock.

Broad Street Music Hall.
15 leaflets and programmes including:
Programme of the Inauguration Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, 02/09/1856 and 03/09/1856, with Clara Novello, Madame Weiss, Mrs Bull, Miss Dolby Mr Montem Smith, Sims Reeves et al. Cond. Alfred Mellon. 03/09/1856.

A Grand Miscellaneous concert with the same performers.
30/03/1859, 31/03/1859, 01/04/1859, 02/04/1859, 05/04/1859, 06/04/1859, 07/04/1859, 08/04/1859, 09/04/1859, and 20/08/1860, 21/08/1860. The Christy’s Minstrels.
30/10/1856. Grand Historical Concert and Lecture, Charles Salaman, Miss Milner, Henry C Cooper.
21/03/1859. Monday evening concert with Miss Armstrong and Carl Rosi.

BBC 5 I.T. Repertory Company.
3 programmes including: May Festival Concert. 09/05/1924 at Birmingham Town Hall. Rutland Boughton: Bethlehem, with Joseph Lewis, Emily Broughton, Bert Ashmore, Alice Vaughan, James Howell, City of Birmingham Choir
5IT was a radio station broadcast by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company, after 1927 the British Broadcasting Corporation) from Birmingham between 1922 and 1927. It was the BBC's second station, going live (on 420m) from the General Electric Company’s Witton works, at 17:20 on November 15, 1922, the day after 2LO started daily BBC broadcasting from London.

Mrs. Bull
Mrs. Bull’s Evening Concert in the Town Hall, 05/12/1850. Mrs Bull, Miss Dolby, Mr Henry Allen, Mr Henry Phillips, Mr Henry Whitworth, and Miss Kate Loder, conductor Mr Stimpson.

Central Hall, Corporation Street, Birmingham.
Eight Programmes including:
10/09/1898. An organ recital by W S Hoyte,
20/03/1905, an organ recital by Frederick Short (aged 14),
03/09/1914. A Grand Patriotic Concert in aid of the Prince of Wales’ Relief Fund, with Margaret Cooper, Constance Lermit, Marie Vardella, Frank Titterton, Alan Reid, The Norton Gleemen, Paul Beard, C W Perkins.
08/10/1914. A Grand Patriotic Concert with Clare Gilbert, Marguerite Sadler, Frank Mullings, Alan Reid, Mr R Wassell’s Male Voice Choir, Arthur Cooke, Clarence Meynell.
John Cheshire. Three programmes
Mr. John Cheshire’s Grand Concert [at Dee’s Hotel][1855?] John Cheshire Harp, conductor Mr J A Baker. 19/04/1877 at the Masonic Hall New Street, Birmingham, A Second Hap Recital. Vocalists Madame Augusta Roche, Mr Alfred Bails, and solo pianiste Mrs John Cheshire.

Children‘s Hospital, Birmingham.
Six leaflets and programmes.
21/05/1873. Grand Concert at the Masonic Hall, Birmingham, in aid of the Children’s Hospital. Madame Sidney Pratten, Miss Antell, Mr Walter Insull, Edgbaston Amateur Musical Union, Germania Liederkrantz, C J Duchemin.
03/02/1876. Juvenile Concert, in aid of the Children’s Hospital at the Town Hall.
20/05/1880. A Pianoforte recital by Richard Rickard, in aid of the Children’s Hospital, at the Town Hall.
11/07/1890. Concert, in aid of the Children’s Hospital, at the Exchange Assembly Rooms, New Street, Birmingham. Choir and Orchestra of the Oratory Church, conducted by Rev. R G Bellasis, organist Mr Sewell.

Birmingham Choral Union.
Eighteen programmes at Birmingham Town Hall, including:
16/031891. First performance in Birmingham of Dr. Heap’s new dramatic Cantata “Fair Rosamond” (specially composed for the North Staffordshire Festival) followed by Miscellaneous Selection.
10/09/1892. First performance of Mr Facer’s Cantata “Noel Tide” and a selection from Wallace’s opera “Maritana”.
10/03/1894. Mr Facer’s new cantata “The Crusader and a miscellaneous selection.
14/12/1895. . Miscellaneous concert, Mr Facer’s cantata “Noel Tide” and Mendelssohn’s “Loreley”
10/03/1906. Costa: “Eli”.
07/11/1914. Goring Thomas: “The Swan and the Skylark”, Gounod: Faust, Act II.

Camillo D’Alessio.
Two programmes.
28/11/1900. Masonic Hall, Birmingham. Second annual grand Mandolin recital, with the kind assistance of the Estudiantina Orchestral Society (the First Complete Mandolin Band in England)
13/03/1901. Masonic Hall, New Street, Birmingham. Estudiantina Society’s Concert.

Signor Donate.
08/08/1865.Signor Donati’s Grand Patriotic Concert at the Town Hall. Including “Garibaldi Hymn” and “The Garibaldian March of The Hundred Battles, specially written and arranged for this occasion by Signor Donati, with English words by Mr J A Langford.

C J Duchemin.
Five programmes.

25/07/1850. At the Town Hall. Grand Evening Concert, principal vocalists, Miss Dolby, Miss Marie Steward and Sims Reeves. 27/10/1853. Grand Evening Concert at the Town Hall when Mr Duchemin will introduce to the Birmingham Public, the celebrated Orchestral Union composed of the principal solo instrumentalists of the Royal Italian Opera and Philharmonic Concerts under the direction of Alfred Mellon. 25/10/1877. Popular Chamber Concert in the Masonic Hall. With Emma Beasley.
[n.d] Programme of Mr C J Duchemin’s Grand Concert [no venue], Artists, Madame Grisi, Madame Sainton Dolby, MR J G Patey, Signor Mario, Solo Violin, M. Sainton, solo pianoforte Mr C J Duchemin.

Mr Elkington.
5/08/1847. Mr Elkington’s Grand Miscellaneous Concert in the Town Hall. Amelia Hall, Miss Vassano, Miss Dolby, Mr Elkington, Mr Gough, Mr H Phillips. Leader Mr Shargool, Conductor, Mr Stimpson.

Walter J Evans.
Five leaflets and programmes. including
19/11/1892. Gounod: “Philemon and Baucis” (first performance in the Provinces), conducted by Walter C Evans.
07/11/1896. At Birmingham Town Hall. Mozart: “Il Seraglio”. (First time in Birmingham), conducted by Walter C Evans.
14/12/1896. City Assembly Rooms, Hurst Street, Birmingham. Leslie Arnott, Alice Gomez, Emlyn Jones, Edmund Edwards, Ethel Barns, Wymark Stratton, Fred Ward’s Quartett

W. Glydon
27/09/1855. Town Hall, Birmingham. A grand Concert. Anna Thillon, Mrs Insull Barton, Augustus Braham, F Gough, Mr Glydon, Mr Farquarson, C J Duchemin, Miss Checketts, George Case.
20/11/1856. Mr Glydon’s Annual Concert. Louisa Vinning, Julia Bleadon, Mr Cotterell, Signor Picco and the leading and solo performers of the celebrated London Orchestral Union. Leader H. Hill, Conductor Alfred Mellon
30/09/1858. Mr W Glydon’s Annual Concert in the Town Hall. Book of words. Miss. A. Hill, Mr Bickley, Mr Mason, Mr Mackain, Miss Piercey, Mrs J A Baker, Mr Glydon, Mr Weiss.
17/11/1859. Annual benefit concert, Mademoiselle Titiens, Mademoiselle Vaneri,
Madame Borchardt, Signor Corsi, Signor Mercuriali, Signor Vialetti, Signor Aldighieri, and Signor Giuglini, conductor Signor Arditi.

Miss Greenfield
23/06/1853. Miss Greenfield (The Black Swan) Grand Evening Concert in the Town Hall. Rodina Bentley, Mr De Valadares, Sims Reeves, Louisa Pyne.

George Grossmith
11/11/1873, 12/11/1873, 13/11/1873, 14/11/1873, 15/11/1873. At the Masonic Hall, New Street, Birmingham. Mr George Grossmith (of London), the celebrated Humorous and Dramatic Lecturer, and Mr George Grossmith, Jun., (of the Royal Polytechnic, Opera Comique, and London Concerts…) will give, as above, their new and entirely original, Literary and Musical Entertainment, illustrative of every day life and character.
11/13/1890, 12/03/1890. Return visit to the Masonic Hall when he will repeat his popular programmes of Music and Mimicry.
30/10/1893, 31/10/1893. Masonic Hall. George Grossmith will give again his popular Humorous and Musical recitals.
Date range of collection
1882 - 1893
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