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TitleBelgian Independence Day Concert, in aid of Various Belgian Charity Funds
Performance Date21 July 1916
Performance DayFriday
Performance Time15:30
Main PerformersThe Right Hon. H H Asquith (Prime Minister),
Paul Hymans (Belgian Minister),
M Standaert (Membre de la Chambre des Representatants) - speakers,
Clara Butt - vocal,
Eugene Ysaye - violin,
Arthur De Greef,
Louis Delune,
Theo Ysaye - pianoforte,
Guy Weitz,
P Mavon Ibbs - organ,
De Ceuninck - flute,
Bievelez - hautbois (oboe)
Secondary PerformersHarold Craxton,
Theo Ysaye
Orchestra or BandMilitary Band of HM King Albert,
La Musique du 1er Regiment de Guides
ConductorsTheo Ysaye,
Leon Walpot
Set ListOrgan Solo: 'Rapsodie Wallonne' (1ere execution), G Weitz (G Weitz),
British National Anthem (Clara Butt),
Address (H H Asquith),
Address (Paul Hymans),
Address (Standaert),
Two Flemish Folk Songs (Arr for teo pianos): 'Hopsasa', Arthur de Greef (Arthur de Greef, Louis Delune),
'The Statue of the Duke of Alva', Arthur de Greef (Arthur de Greef, Louis Delune),
Aria: 'Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix' from Samson et Delila, Saint-Saens (Clara Butt),
Solo Violin: 'Extase 5e Poeme', E Ysaye (Eugene Ysaye, Theo Ysaye),
'Finale du 2d Concerto' (re mineur), H Wieniawski (Eugene Ysaye, Theo Ysaye),
Two Choruses for Ladies' Voices:'Aurure sur la Mer', Theo Ysaye (Theo Ysaye),
'En passant par la Lorraine', Theo Ysaye (Theo Ysaye)
La Musique de 1er Regiment de Guides:
'Marche du Couronnement' (1ere execution), P Tchaikovsky (Leon Walpot, Bievelez, De Ceuninck),
'Danse Macabre' Poeme Symphonique, C Saint-Saens (Leon Walpot, Bievelez, De Ceuninck),
'Maia. Prelude' (1ere execution), Leoncavallo (Leon Walpot, Bievelez, De Ceuninck),
Vieux Airs Flammands de l'Opera 'Kaajte', V Buffin (Leon Walpot, Bievelez, De Ceuninck),
'Ouverture de Guillaume Tell', Rossini (Leon Walpot, Bievelez, De Ceuninck),
'La Brabanconne',
'Hymne National Belge'
Performance Notes"The Albert Hall was crowded for the afternoon meeting, Belgians predominating in the audience , though there were many French as well as English people present . In addition to Mr Asquith, speeches were made by the Belgian Minister, who presided, and by M Standaert, member for Bruges in the Chamber of Representatives. The President of the Local Government Board was also present. The musical programme included songs by Mme Clara Butt, violin solos by Eugene Ysaye, organ solos by Guy Weitz, pianorforte solos by Arthur de Greef and Louis Delune, and selections by King Albert's Band".
(The Times, 22 July 1916)
Related Archival MaterialProgramme (RAHE/1/1916/30),
Handbill (RAHE/6/1916/10),
Digital Poster (IWM),
Poster (RAHE/2/1916/1)

Related Names

Ref NoTitleNumber of PerformancesEvent PromoterSponsor
IegabidoritefBelgian Independence Day Concert, in aid of Various Belgian Charity Funds1