To The Reverend Thomas Percy Pemberton, M.A.Canon of York, late Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. Member of C.U.M.S. for 68 years: President of C.U.M.S. 1905 - 1920.
Manuscript signed diploma on vellum, illuminated in gold leaf and vivid bodycolour, decorative floral border. 655 x 480mm, 25¾ x 19". Fine condition.
A wonderfully decorative certificate presented to Thomas Percy Pemberton on the occasion of his retirement as President of the Cambridge University Musical Society. It is signed by some of the members. CUMS is one of the oldest and most distinguished university music societies in the world. The Society has played a pivotal role in British musical life for 165 years. It has helped to launch the careers of such luminaries as Sir Andrew Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Mark Elder, has given world premières of works by Britten, Lutoslwski, Rutter, Holloway, Peter Maxwell Davies and Saxton, and has exposed successive generations of Cambridge musicians to visiting conductors and soloists including Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Britten and Menuhin. The hand painted border, the vibrant colour unfaded, includes armorial crests, and the badge of the Society at top.
Provenance: Pemberton family of Trumpington Hall.
[Ref: 13026] £350.00