Orchestras and Music Groups

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 898 BBC/R/OM
  • Dates of Creation
      From 1927
  • Physical Description
      c280 linear feet of files

Scope and Content

The orchestral and music groups’ records have been created through the BBC’s provision of music broadcasts. The records relate to music broadcast as well as to the BBC Choral Society and the orchestras maintained by the BBC, such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. Records relating to BBC Orchestras based in the Nations and Regions can also be found in this sub-sub fonds (e.g. BBC Northern Ireland Regional Orchestra, BBC Scottish Regional Orchestra and the BBC North Regional Orchestra).


The series in this sub-sub fonds are Music Chorus (R26), Music General (R27), Orchestras General (R29), Concert Organiser’s Office (R79), Symphony Orchestra Office (R82), Simmonds J.W Orchestras (R118) and BBC Concert Orchestra (R151).

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