Sun 2 Dec, 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
British, California-based cellist, Sophie Webber, has been performing selections from her acclaimed 2018 debut CD release, "Escape: Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello" across the United States. Sophie is delighted to share her music in her home country, in London and for this concert at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford.
Exploring the diversity of the cello as a solo instrument, as well as Bach's long lasting influence on modern composers | Bach Suite for Solo Cello No.6, BWV1012 | Britten Suite for Solo Cello No.1, Op.72 | Cassadó Suite for Solo Cello.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
CD Package Available including Ticket for Concert - £25