Fri 29 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
Dynamic ensemble The Kreutzer Quartet perform Beethoven’s fifteenth string quartet, whose lively middle section ‘Neue Kraft fuehlend’ (feeling new strength) is set against music that echoes a solemn religious song. In this innovative concert, The Kreutzer join forces with singers from the Faculty of Music, led by renowned tenor James Gilchrist. Their programme explores more contrasts, performing songs accompanied by string quartet, and string quartets inspired by songs.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Haydn String Quartet in D minor op. 103 Hob. III:83
Haydn ‘Der Greis’ Hob XXVc:5 for voices and string quartet
Beethoven Elegischer Gesang’ for Voices and Strings op. 188
Beethoven String Quartet no. 15 in A minor op. 132, ‘Heiliger Dankgesang’
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.
Gallery Image #1 - The Kreutzer Quartet
Gallery Image #2 - James Gilchrist