Reid Orchestral Concert

Saturday, March 1, 1941
2.30 pm.
25th season, 7th concert



Dr Mary Grierson - conductor
Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra
Peggie Sampson - solo violoncello
David Franklin - singer

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Symphony no. 1, in C major ... Beethoven

2. Two arias ... Mozart

     (a) In diesen heil'gen Hallen (Die Zauberfloete)
     (b) Weir ein Liebchen hat gefunden (Die Entfuerhung)

3. Concerto in B minor, for violoncello ... Dvorák

4. Two arias ... Verdi

     (a) Il lacerato spirito (Simon Boccanegra)
     (b) Come dal ciel 'precipita (Macbeth)

5. Overture, "A Roman carnival" ... Berlioz

Performance Type:

4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Brief notes concerning the four vocal items are included within the programme on p.2.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 5/-, 3/6, 2/6, and 1/3. All members of H.M.Forces and of the Allied Forces admitted at half price. Programme Price: threepence
Publicity and Reviews: 

On p.3 - advert for the final concert of the series given by the Reid symphony orchestra: Saturday 15 March at 2.30 pm. Conducted by Dr Mary Grierson and featuring the solo pianist Moiseiwitsch, the programme is advertised as: Wagner, overture "Flying Dutchman"; Tchaikovsky, pianoforte concerto in B flat; Debussy, "L'Après midi d'un Faune"; Bizet, "Carmen" suite; pianoforte solos (details not recorded); and Elgar, "Pomp and circumstance march", no. 1 in D major.

Tickets may be had from:L
Paterson, Sons & Co. Ltd., 27 George Street
Methven Simpson Ltd., 83 Princes Street
Rae, MacIntosh & Co. Ltd., 39 George Street
James Stephen, 59 Lothian Road


Owing to depletion of the ranks of the Reid Choir, on account of the war, it has proved impossible to include in the programme of the Seventh Concert the choral items in which the Reid Choir was to have taken part.

On p.1 - A.R.P. (air raid precaution) notice: There is complete Air Raid accommodation in the basement of the Hall and the corridors. Shelters are also available at the West End (St John's Church) and in Rutland Square. In the event of an air raid an announcement will be made from the platform.