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TitleGrand Patriotic Concert - Music in Wartime, in aid of the Professional War Relief Council and Recruiting Bands
Performance Date24 April 1915
Performance DaySaturday
Performance Time15:00
Main PerformersRuth Vincent,
Lily Elsie,
Kirkby Lunn,
Ben Davies,
Millicent Russell
Tita Brand Cammaerts - vocals,
H L Balfour - organ,
F A Sewell - pianoforte
Orchestra or BandMassed Recruiting Bands,
Coldstream Guards' Band,
Fifes and Drums 3rd and 4th Battalion of Grenadier Guards,
Fifes and Drums 3rd Battalion of Scots Guards,
Pipers 3rd Battalion Scots Guard
ChoirsThe Royal Choral Society
ConductorsHubert Parry,
Frederick Bridge,
Edward Elgar,
J Mackenzie-Rogan (Coldstream Guards' Band)
Set List'March of the Mogul Emperors' from the Suite The Crown of India, Elgar (Combined Bands, J Mackenzie-Rogan)
Choral Song: 'The Song of the Grey Seas', Percy E Fletcher (Percy E Fletcher),
Song and Chorus: 'Michael O'Leary', Frederick Bridge (Ben Davies, Frederick Bridge),
Humoresque on the Soldiers' Song: 'Tipperary', Shipley Douglas (Band of The Coldstream Guards),
'Il Bacio', Arditi (Ruth Vincent),
Chorus: 'But When Our Country's Cause Provokes To Arms' (Ode on St Cecilia's Day), Hubert Parry (Hubert Parry),
Carillon: 'Chantons, Belges, Chantons', Edward Elgar (Tita Brand Cammaerts, Edward Elgar),
A Nautical Overture: 'Britannia', Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Song and Chorus: 'Your King and Country Want You', Paul A Rubens (Lily Elsie),
Chorus: 'Viking Song', Coleridge-Taylor,
'Land of Hope and Glory', Edward Elgar (Kirkby Lunn, Edward Elgar),
'British Army Quadrilles', Jullien (Millicent Russell, All Orchestras, Bands)
Royal PresenceHM King George V,
HM Queen Mary,
HRH Princess Mary,
HM Queen Alexandra,
HRH Princess Victoria
Performance Notes"The King and Queen, Princess Mary, Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria, with many ladies of the court, attended a patriotic concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday afternoon in aid of the funds of the Professional Classes War Relief Council and the Lord Mayor's recruiting bands. The huge building was packed, and thousands of people assembled outside to await the arrival of the Royal Party, being entertained for a full hour by one of the pipers' bands which the lord mayor has raised, headed by Pipe Major Lingford and a brass band of the same special unit. At the entrance of the Royal box their Majesties were met by the Lady Mayoress, the Duchess of Marlborough, Lady St Cyres, the Hon Mrs Newman Grosvanor and Mrs Ian Malcolm"
(The Times, 26 April 1915)
Related Archival MaterialProgramme (RAHE/1/1915/17),
Handbills (RAHE/6/1915/7-8),
Digital Poster (IWM)

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