Wartime concert programmes

Scope and Content

Twenty, single page, concert programmes. Two of the programmes have letters written on the reverse side. Also, a copy of 'National Gallery Concerts: 10th October 1939 - 10th October 1944' (1944), a short history of the concerts. Also, three miscellaneous programmes; two for concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and one comprising the words for Handel's ''Messiah' in relation to an unidentified performance.

Administrative / Biographical History

For information about the concerts performed at the National Gallery during the Second World War, see the description given for NG56.


Programmes have been placed in date order.

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Custodial History

Donated to the National Gallery by Ms Cynthia Walton, who attended the concerts in the 1940s.


No accruals are expected.