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Collection Description

Collection Title
Arcadian Singers: Programmes and Letters (1986-97)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.11
A box of miscellaneous material relating to the Arcadian Singers of Oxford University (est. 1975), including programmes with words and notes for performances given at various Oxford venues – principally college chapels – between 1986 and 1997. Also held in this box are handbills and posters, examples of handwritten and printed correspondence, and membership lists for the ensemble.

The programmes contain words and notes and include biographical information, with lists of the choral and, where appropriate, orchestral ensembles.

The concerts were conducted by Martin Fitzpatrick (2 March 1988), Simon Whalley (7 March 1989), Steven Maxson (9 June 1989-20 February 1990), Judy Martin (14 June 1990-1 March 1991), Mark Hindley (23 May 1991-11 June 1992), Stefan Reid (November 1992-May 1993), Paul Kildea (4 March 1994-9 June 1995) and Chris Watson (17 November 1995-14 June 1997).

The concerts dates are listed here by venue, with college venues followed by non-college locations and then by performances for which the venue is unknown.

1. College venues
Exeter College Chapel
Thursday 14 June [1990] (Evening of 20th Century English Music); 21 May 1993; 2 March 1996 (two copies).

Keble College Chapel
Tuesday 7 March [1989]; Friday 9 June [1989] (English Madrigals); Friday 1 March and 23 May 1991; 11 June 1992; Friday 26 February [1993] (Concert of 16th and 20th Century Music); Friday 3 June [1994]; 14 June 1996; and Saturday 14 June [1997] (21st Anniversary Concert).

Magdalen College Chapel
Friday 4 March [1994] and 4 March and 9 June 1995.

Merton College Chapel
Tuesday 20 February [1990] (Renaissance Vocal Polyphony); 20 November 1992 (Concert of Venetian, Hungarian and English Music); and 3 December 1996.

St. Peter's College Chapel
Friday 17 November [1989]; 17 November 1995; and 11 March 1997 (two copies).

2. Non-Colllege venues
14 June 1986, University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: 10th Anniversary Concert [no conductor cited].
Wednesday 20 November [1991], Holywell Music Room: German Music [no conductor cited].
9 June 1994, Sheldonian: Holst, The Planets, with Oxford University Philharmonia.
12 November 1994, Christ Church Cathedral: Britten, War Requiem, with the Oxford University Philharmonia.

3. Unknown venues
2 March 1988:
8 June 1988: Music for a Summer Evening, [no conductor cited] (handbill only).
Date range of collection
1986 - 1997
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council