The Making Music Kirby Collection of printed music was created in 2011 thanks to a generous legacy from our first Chairman, Alan Kirby, who was a leading figure in choral singing in Surrey in the mid-20th century.
Alan and his wife Ethel were keen to ensure the continued success of choral singing in Surrey and the Making Music Board decided to use their legacy to purchase a collection of printed music, for the use of choirs in Surrey and the rest of the UK.
The extensive collection offers a wide range of contemporary repertoire including many choral favourites as well as more unusual pieces.
The Kirby Collection is currently housed in Bourne Hall, Ewell Library, Spring St, Ewell, KT17 1UF. You can make reservations in person, by email, on the phone or using the online music set request form.
This collection will be housed and managed by the New Surrey Performing Arts Library (NewSPAL) in their new library building in Woking from Spring/Summer 2020. Further information will be made available via the NewSPAL website News page in due course: www.newspal.org.uk/news