Sun 26 Apr 2020, Holywell Music Room
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
Programme to include pieces by:
and Contemporary composers
Flauti d'echo is a truly outstanding young recorder duo who are joined by talented early music players in a programme that celebrates the arrival of spring. Cheeky cuckoos, blossoming flowers, dancing shepherds and buffeting winds frame a beautiful pastoral aria by J.S. Bach.
Formed by recorder players Tabea Debus and Olwen Foulkes, Flauti d’echo create repertoire for the recorder through their own arrangements of fifteenth-eighteenth century music and new commissions. They won the Nancy Nuttal Early Music Prize for Chamber music in 2016. They have performed in chamber music festivals including Newbury Spring Festival and in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Handel&Hendrix House London, St. John’s Smith Square, and Somerset House.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
If you require a Wheelchair Space, please email Oxford Chamber Music Society at
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