Sun 26 Apr, 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
The Brook Street Band
JS Bach Two Trio Sonatas
Telemann Paris Quartet no. 1
Couperin L'Apothéose de Lully
Handel Trio Sonata op.5 no.4
Kirnberger Trio Sonata in G minor
(This programme replaces the previously advertised concert to be given by Flauti d'echo who had to withdraw from this engagement).
Renowned for the performances of passion and commitment The Brook Street Band 'with their irrepressible, dancing energy are a joy to watch and hear'. They 'bring a lovely combination of virtuosity and vibrancy of their performances, really engaging the audience and making you want to listen for more'.
Baroque music specialists, The Brook Street Band, evoke the spirit of the 1719 Dresden 'Festival of the Planets'. Attended by both Handel and Telemann, this was an event which celebrated political power and cultural achievement through art and music and where astronomy played an important part in the celebrations. We'll hear music by composers who made detailed studies of harmony and proportion in music, inspired by the movements of the sun, moon and planets.
The Brook Street Band: Lisete da Silva Bull (flute and recorder), Rachel Harris (baroque violin), Tatty Theo (baroque cello), Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Please note, this event has been Cancelled.
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