Fri 27 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
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Giles Underwood, baritone
Claire Booth, soprano
Natalie Clein, 'cello
Instruments of Time and Truth
The programme includes cantatas and arias Ich Habe Genug BWV82a, Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut BWV199, Herr Wie du willt, so schick's mit Mir BWV73, Aria Es ist Vollbracht BWV159 , the striking Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus and more.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
There is a pre-concert discussion with Claire Booth, Ian Bostridge, Giles Underwood at 6.30pm.