Reference code(s): GB 0214 DLCS
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society records
Short Title: Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society records
Creation date(s): 1938-1981
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.13 cubic metres (11 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
Administrative/Biographical history: Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society was founded in 1937, as a special choir to supplement the Llandaff cathedral choir in the performance of large-scale works on special occasions. It now has individual status, and is one of the longest established choirs in Wales. The founder, and first conductor, of the Society was Dr W. H. Gabb. He later became sub-organist at St Paul's Cathedral, London, and later Organist, Choirmaster and Composer of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal. The longest-serving conductors following Dr Gabb were Robert Joyce (1958-1974), and Dr Michael Smith (1974-1991).
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, 1938-1981, including: minute books, 1938-1976; account books, 1969-1979; correspondence to and from members of the Society concerning performances and rehearsals, 1959-1979; details of membership of the choir and the society, 1959-1969, 1977-1978; programme for performances given by the choir, 1950-1969; bulletins of the National Federation of Music Societies, 1957-1974; and newsletters of the National Federation of Music Societies.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; financial accounts; correspondence; membership records; programmes; newspaper cuttings and publicity material; and National Federation of Music Societies and the South East Wales Arts Association.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Secretary of the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, 1983-1996.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society; Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society website (choral.web.users.btopenworld.com/llandaff/), viewed 05 February 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004; amended July 2005