Thu 21 Nov, 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
Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan
Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan will perform a selection of Lieder and piano music to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Susan Wollenberg. Music to include Wollenberg’s song-cycle Alles auf der Welt ist Wandel, her set of variations for piano solo, Für Fanny Hensel, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Before the recital Professor Wollenberg will be in conversation with Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey about her career and life in music.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305
Gallery Image #1 - Paula Fan
Gallery Image #2 - Jeremy Huw Williams