Sun 1 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
Britten Oboe Quartet
Moeran: Phantasy Quartet
Lutyens: Driving Out The Death
Françaix: Cor Anglais Quartet
Mozart: Adagio K580a for Cor Anglais Quartet
Mozart: Oboe Quartet K370
Nicholas Daniel is one of the world's great oboe players who performs with a string ensemble of friends as the Britten Oboe Quartet. They bring an attractive and informal programme.
As well as Mozart's great oboe quartet we will hear Nicholas Daniel's own completion of Mozart’s elegiac fragment K580a. Knussen's Cantata and the delightful Cor Anglais Quartet of Jean Françaix have a particular resonance for Daniel so we can be assured of an interesting and engaging afternoon.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
If you require a Wheelchair Space, please email Oxford Chamber Music Society at
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