Conducting the Croydon Phil the Trinity Way: New Exhibition about Alan Kirby, Myers Foggin and James Gaddarn

Programme for Trinity College of Music concert, 17 July 1985

Programme for Trinity College of Music concert, 17 July 1985

What did Alan Kirby, Myers Foggin and James Gaddarn all have in common? Well, apart from a connection with the former Trinity College of Music, they were all at various times the musical director of the Croydon Philharmonic Choir which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. This exhibition tells the story of these conductors through material housed here in our special collections. Exhibits include Alan Kirby’s score of the Apostles (inscribed by Elgar when he guest-conducted the choir in 1933), Myers Foggin’s personal scrapbook, and the programme for Adrian Boult’s 80th birthday concert in 1969. A full exhibition guide can be found on our website here. The exhibition runs until 19th June.

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