Sat 28 Sep, 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
Hugely inspired by highly-acclaimed performances during the summer in the Occitan areas of France, the OXFORD TROBADORS return to their home base at the Holywell Music Room for a concert on 28th September. To some of the old favourites they will add performances of four new compositions of medieval and modern songs.
The concert is being featured by Oc Télé, a broadcasting channel in Bordeaux. Don’t miss this unique event.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Concessions apply for Under 18s, Students, Over 60s and Disability.