Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic Society

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic Society

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

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Description area

Dates of existence

1948-c.1994

History

Since 1948 the main aim of the Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic Society has been to put on Gilbert and Sullivan operas, plays and pantomimes for the benefit of patients at Clifton hospital and other hospitals in the York B Group Hospital Management Committee. A concert, gymnastic display and country dancing was organised in 1953 as a special event for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Society also entertained patients at the fancy dress ball.

Arthur Taylor directed the Society's productions until his death in 1969; his wife then produced 'The Mikado' in 1970, which was the last opera to be staged at Clifton Hospital. The Society's productions were staged at the Recreation Hall in Clifton Hospital until 1970, with 'Ruddigore' later being staged at the new Memorial Hall at St Peter's School, York. It is not known whether the Society continued until the closure of Clifton Hospital in 1994.

The Society was largely independent but received a small allowance from the hospital authorities. Any additional expenses were covered by the Society's fundraising activities.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Clifton Hospital (1847-1994)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Clifton Hospital is the associate of Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic Society

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Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Draft

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Dr Amanda Jones on 07.12.2016

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Sources

This authority record was created from information in the Clifton Hospital Amateur Operatic Society Archive

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