Sat 8 Feb, 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
Songs from England and America
An evening of music for baritone, string quartet, harp and oboe.
The ocean that divides Britain and America also unites them. Voices Across the Water is a program of 20th and 21st century works by Britten, Barber and more contemporary English and American composers, set to texts by James Joyce, Mark Strand and Matthew Arnold. The concert will feature baritone Humphrey Thompson and a superb ensemble of Oxford and London-based musicians including harpist Rachel Wick and oboist Elizabeth Fyfe, who will also be performing in Britten’s Phantasy for Oboe Quartet.
The programme also includes Samuel Barber's 'Dover Beach' plus new works by Tom Vignieri and Richard Gwilt.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305
Under 18s and Full-Time University Students - £10 each