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A letter dated 13 January 1944, which was sent by Victor Lewis, Appeals Secretary for Cardiff Royal Infirmary, and addressed to R L Davies, Esq, Deputy City Treasurer of City Hall, Cardiff. The letter was sent as an official receipt for a donation of £250.58 and to thank all members of the Cardiff Municipal Musical Society who took part in the performance which raised the money. The Secretary also explains in the letter that the Chairman of the Royal Infirmary was away at the time and that he will arrange for the Chairman to write a special letter of thanks upon his return.

Cardiff Municipal Musical Society was formed in 1943 by employees of the Cardiff Corporation whose objective was to foster music and drama in the city. It was initially composed of four sections: choir, operatic, orchestra and drama group. Members of the society paid a subscription. The choral section gave its first concert in May 1943 with a production of Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'. The operatic section held its first production in 1945 at the Prince of Wales Theatre, St Mary Street, with a performance of 'The Mikado'. The society held performances at this venue until 1957, when it moved to the New Theatre where it then performed over thirty shows before moving to the Sherman Theatre. The name Cardiff Municipal Operatic Society was adopted in 1980. The Society was active up to 2012.

Glamorgan Archives, D905/1/1

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