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Rare & Historic Recordings Archive Photographs Film & Video Documents & Magazines We are proud to be an accredited sound collection of

The National Archives &

British Library Sound Archives

St Leonard’s is the magnificent chapel of the Beauchamp Community and the venue for the talks commencing at 7.00pm There will be a reception in the Great Hall after each talk to meet the speaker

Colin Brownlee, founder of the Archive A Century of Recorded Church Music Tuesday 25 Colin Brownlee invites you to join him on an audiovisual journey as he tells the story of this unique and priceless heritage using rare and historic recordings, together with archive photographs

Dr Roy Massey, MBE Three Hereford Organists Wednesday 26 Roy Massey speaks about two of his distinguished predecessors, concluding with some reminiscences of his own twenty-seven years in Hereford

Dr Barry Rose, OBE Sounds Amazing! Thursday 27 Barry Rose unearths some unique recordings from his extensive personal sound archive and talks about his life as a cathedral musician and the BBC's producer of Choral Evensong

First recording of the Three Choirs Festival Hereford 1927

‘An Anthology of English Church Music’ The Archive is delighted to announce the re-issue of this historic set of forty-seven Columbia 78rpm records made between 1949-1952 Dr Francis Jackson, CBE whose choir at York Minster took part in these seminal recordings has written the forward to the re-issue booklet

Timothy Day The timeless sound of the cathedral choir: why is it always changing? Friday 28 Timothy Day, whose book, ‘I saw Eternity the other night: King’s College, Cambridge and an English singing tradition’ is to be published in November, was for many years a music curator in the sound archive of the British Library A retiring collection will be taken after each talk with the proceeds going towards the continuing work of the Archive

Archive of Recorded Church Music

A unique opportunity to explore & listen to the treasures of the Archive, to discover the milestones of recorded church music and to enjoy the fascinating stories behind many of the recordings

Treasures of the

Archive 15th Anniversary Exhibition 25-29 September Newland Malvern

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary

A moment in time Sound recordings freeze musical moments in time and when played back allow us to experience, to understand, to be immersed in and to re-live those precious moments

of the founding of the Archive

“A wonderful project. Thank you for this” Andrew Nethsingha

Our cultural heritage These historically priceless sound & vision recordings from 78s to the latest digital audio, from both Anglican & Roman Catholic choirs, are a neglected part of our cultural and musical heritage

“A tremendous achievement. Many congratulations” Christopher Robinson

Preserved for future generations The raison d'etre of the Archive is to acquire and preserve recordings from 1902 to the present day. Eventually, the Archive will be gifted to an educational institution “This is a collection of unparalleled historical importance” Royal College of Organists

Recordings from 1902 ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. to the present day

Treasures of the Archive Newland Theological Library The Beauchamp Community Newland


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Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September 2018 2.00pm - 7.00pm Admission free Refreshments on sale in the Great Hall “Preserving a unique and priceless recorded heritage from choirs of gentlemen and boys singing in the English Cathedral tradition” Visit the website to discover more about the Archive and for the latest updates and additions to the Anniversary Exhibition

Treasure of the Archive  
Treasure of the Archive