Concerts 1950-1959

30 concerts to display

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Berlioz "The Damnation of Faust" - November 1959
Berlioz "The Damnation of Faust" - November 1959

Sunday 15 November 1959 at the Hippodrome, Coventry

Berlioz "The Damnation of Faust"

Soloists: April Cantelo, Alfred Hallett & Bruce Boyce

The Capriol Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Elgar "The Dream of Gerontius" - March 1959
Elgar "The Dream of Gerontius" - March 1959

Saturday 14 March 1959 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar "The Dream of Gerontius"

Soloists: Janet Howe, John Mitchinson & Nowakowski

The Capriol Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
JANET BAKER SINGS PURCELL & HANDEL - NOVEMBER 1958
JANET BAKER SINGS PURCELL & HANDEL - NOVEMBER 1958

Sunday 23 November 1958 at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Handel “Utrecht Jubilate”, Purcell “Hail Bright Cecilia” & Vaughan Williams “Towards the Unknown Legion”

Soloists: Noelle Barker, Janet Baker, Kathleen Fairbairn, Philip Todd, Philip Hattey & George Rathbone

Riddick Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
HEATHER HARPER SINGS BACH - MAY 1958
HEATHER HARPER SINGS BACH - MAY 1958

Saturday 17 May 1958 at Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

Warwick Festival - Joint concert with The Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society

Bach “Mass in B Minor”

Jacques Orchestra conducted by Reginald Jacques

Soloists: Heather Harper, Helen Watts, Michael Griffith-Jones & John Carol Case

HEATHER HARPER SINGS HANDEL - MARCH 1958
HEATHER HARPER SINGS HANDEL - MARCH 1958

Sunday 30 March 1958 at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Heather Harper, Pamela Bowden, Andrew Gold & Norman Lumsden

Riddick Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
JANET BAKER SINGS BACH - FEBRUARY 1958
JANET BAKER SINGS BACH - FEBRUARY 1958

Saturday 15 February 1958 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bach “St Matthew Passion”

Soloists: Ilse Wolf, Janet Baker, Wilfred Brown & John Carol Case

Riddick Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Christmas Concert - December 1957
Christmas Concert - December 1957

Thursday 5 December 1957 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

A Programme of Christmas Music
Elgar “King Olaf” - March 1957
Elgar “King Olaf” - March 1957

Saturday 9 March 1957 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “King Olaf”

Soloists: Blanche Turner, Dennis Stephenson & Redvers Llewellyn

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
JOAN SUTHERLAND SINGS MOZART - OCTOBER 1956
JOAN SUTHERLAND SINGS MOZART - OCTOBER 1956

Saturday 27 October 1956 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Mozart “Mass in C Minor”

Soloists: Joan Sutherland, Nancy Evans, David Galliver & Francis Loring

Boyd Neel Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
JOAN SUTHERLAND SINGS VERDI - MARCH 1956
JOAN SUTHERLAND SINGS VERDI - MARCH 1956

Saturday 24 March 1956 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Verdi “Requiem”

Soloists: Joan Sutherland, Kathleen Boyce, Alfred Hallett & Nowakowski

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Grand Opera - January 1956
Grand Opera - January 1956

Thursday 12 January 1956 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Grand Opera including music from Aida, Rigoletto, The Fair Maid of Perth, The Mastersingers, La Tosca, Louise, Don Carlo, La Traviata, I Pagliacci & Il Trovatore

Soloists: Angela Rubini, Erick Aiken & Kenneth Burnett

The International Opera Association. Choir conducted by Victor Fleming
Walton & Howell - November 1955
Walton & Howell - November 1955

Saturday 26 November 1955 at Hippodrome, Coventry

Walton “Belshazzar's Feast” & Howell's “Hymnus Paradisi”

Soloists: Isobel Baillie, Eric Greene & John Cameron

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Bach “B Minor Mass” - April 1955
Bach “B Minor Mass” - April 1955

Saturday 2 April 1955 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bach “B Minor Mass”

Soloists: Joan Alexander, Grace Bodley, Alexander Young & Richard Standen

Boyd Neel Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” - January 1955
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” - January 1955

Thursday 13 January 1955 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bantock “Vanity of Vanities”

Unaccompanied voices conducted by Victor Fleming
Brahms “Requiem” & Elgar “For The Fallen” - November 1954
Brahms “Requiem” & Elgar “For The Fallen” - November 1954

Saturday 6 November 1954 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Brahms “Requiem” & Elgar “For The Fallen”

Soloists: Isabell Sage & Allen Bromley

Musical Director: Victor Fleming
Elgar “The Kingdom” - March 1954
Elgar “The Kingdom” - March 1954

Saturday 27 March 1954 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “The Kingdom”

Soloists: Ceinwen Rowlands, Nancy Evans, Trefor Jones & John Cameron

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Berlioz “Childhood of Christ” - November 1953
Berlioz “Childhood of Christ” - November 1953

Saturday 28 November 1953 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Berlioz “Childhood of Christ”

Soloists: Doris Gambell, Eric Greene, Norman Tattersall & Richard Standen

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Rossini & Kodaly - March 1953
Rossini & Kodaly - March 1953

Saturday 28 March 1953 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Rossini “Stabat Mater” & Kodaly “Psalmus Hungaricus”

Soloists: Marion Lowe, Gladys Ripley, Alexander Young & Trevor Anthony

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Handel “Messiah” - November 1952
Handel “Messiah” - November 1952

Sunday 30 November 1952 at the Hippodrome, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Joan Alexander, Irene Byatt, Eric Greene & Gordon Clinton

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Verdi “Aida” & Wagner “Mastersingers” - October 1952
Verdi “Aida” & Wagner “Mastersingers” - October 1952

Saturday 25 October 1952 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Verdi “Aida Act 2” & Wagner “The Mastersingers Act 3”

Soloists: Victoria Sladen, Bruna Maclean, Dennis Stephenson, Tom Williams & Allen Bromley

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Bach “St Matthew Passion” - March 1952
Bach “St Matthew Passion” - March 1952

Saturday 15 March 1952 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bach “St Matthew Passion”

Soloists: Margaret Field-Hyde, Nancy Evans, Richard Lewis & Richard Standen

Jacques Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
A Christmas Concert - December 1951
A Christmas Concert - December 1951

Wednesday 19 December 1951 at BTH Social Club Hall, Coventry

Christmas music with excerpts from Handel “Messiah”

Musical Director: Victor Fleming
Handel “Messiah” - December 1951
Handel “Messiah” - December 1951

Thursday 6 December 1951 at Meriden Parish Church

Handel “Messiah”

Soloists: Muriel Diehl, Kitty Eames, Denis Diehl & Arthur Duffield

Coventry Co-operative Society Orchestra conducted by Thomas Garratt
Festival of Britain Concert - September 1951
Festival of Britain Concert - September 1951

Sunday 23 September 1951 at the Hippodrome, Coventry

Ireland “These Things Shall Be” & Vaughan Williams “Sea Symphony”

Soloists: Dorothy Bond & Dennis Noble

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN ENGLAND - APRIL 1951
FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN ENGLAND - APRIL 1951

Saturday 7 April 1951 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF ORFF “CARMINA BURANA” IN ENGLAND

Soloists: Eugenia Castle, Dudley Howard & Redvers Llewelyn

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Vocal & Instrumental Concert - January 1951
Vocal & Instrumental Concert - January 1951

Monday 22 January 1951 in the Municipal Staff Canteen near Broadgate, Coventry

Music by Bach, Elgar, Brahms, Cesar Franck, Purcell, Morley, Gibbons, Dowland & Weelkes
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - October 1950
Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius” - October 1950

Saturday 28 October 1950 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius”

Soloists: Gladys Ripley, Heddle Nash & Owen Brannigan

Midland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Fleming
Handel “Messiah” - April 1950
Handel “Messiah” - April 1950

Thursday 27 April 1950 at Keresley Parish Church, Coventry

Handel “Messiah”

Coventry Co-operative Society Orchestra conducted by Thomas Garratt

Soloists: Muriel Thornton, Margaret Lowe, Dennis Diehl & Arthur Duffield
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” & Handel - March 1950
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” & Handel - March 1950

Saturday 25 March 1950 at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” & Handel "Foundling Hospital Anthem"

Unaccompanied voices

Musical Director: Victor Fleming
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” - February 1950
Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” - February 1950

Thursday 9 February 1950 at Birmingham & Midlands Institute

Bantock “Vanity of Vanities” performed in the presence of Lady Bantock

Musical Director: Victor Fleming