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Eglesfield Musical Society (1904-92)
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A miscellaneous collection of programmes for concerts given at Queen's College, Oxford under the auspices of the Eglesfield Musical Society in 1904 and from 1949–1992, held loosely within a single envelope.

Where no other indication is given below, concerts were conducted by Bernard Rose (9 March 1949–14 March 1957) and James Dalton (13 March 1958–1986).

The majority of the programmes provide information about the Committee members of the Society and, where appropriate, carry lists of the orchestral ensemble. Some include words and/or brief notes.

Where no ensemble is cited below, the concerts were given with groups run under the auspices of the Eglesfield Musical Society, principally the Choral Society and orchestra/instrumental ensemble. Additional performers are listed below: where no other indication is given, these were vocal soloists.

27 May 1904: Queen's College Concert, conducted by F. Iliffe, including the first performance of R. F. Dale, Cupid and Campaspe (Part-Songs for Men's Voices). Also, H. A. Harding, Mucius Scaevola, Cantata (composed for the Society and conducted by the composer) (with words, introductory note and lists of the choral ensemble).

9 March 1949: Carissimi, Jephthah/Fauré Requiem with Fiammetta Olschki, David Galliver, Arnold Reason and John Godwin.

16 June 1949: Ilse Wolf, Bernard Rose, Richard Lewis and Kenneth Leighton with the Kalmar Chamber Orchestra with Reginald Jacques (additional conductor), including the first performance of Geoffrey Bush, A Summer Serenade (two copies).

1 December 1949: Margaret Powell (viola da gamba) and Thurston Dart (harpsichord).

22/23 November 1950: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, with April Cantelo, Monica Sinclair, Richard Lewis and Thomas Hemsley (two programmes for the same concert, that on 22 November given in the Town Hall, Oxford).

8 March 1951: (with words).

29 November 1951: The Bodley Singers and Robert Stevenson (organ) (with words).

6 March 1952: Handel, Jephtha with April Cantelo, Elizabeth Butler, John Whitworth, David Galliver and Maurice Bevan (with brief notes).

19 June 1952: Sir Steuart Wilson (narrator), including the first performance of Vaughan Williams, An Oxford Elegy.

12 March 1953: Handel, Susanna with April Cantelo, Rosamund Strode, Alfred Deller, James Gordon, David Franklin and Maurice Bevan (with brief notes).

11 June 1953: Christopher Wellington (viola).

26 November 1953: David Cawthra (piano) and Rosamund Strode and Kenneth Gough (vocal) (with words).

10 December 1953: Francis Loring and the BBC Midland Orchestra, including the first performance of Crossley-Holland, The Sacred Dance (handbill with words).

11 March 1954: Frank Harrison (organ).

17 June 1954: Richard Adeney (flute) and David Galliver and Elizabeth Butler (vocal) (with words).

25 November 1954: including the first performance of Hugo Cole, A Company of Fools (with words).

10 March 1955: Pat Lynden (organ).

16 June 1955: Handel, Theodora, with April Cantelo, Elizabeth Butler, Alfred Deller, David Galliver and Maurice Bevan (with brief notes).

24 November 1955: Paul Steinitz (organ).

8 March 1956: Bach, St. John Passion, with Eileen Poulter, Janet Baker, David Galliver and John Carol Case.

29 November 1956: John Birch (organ).

14 March 1957: Marita Maggs, David Johnston, Janet Baker, John Carol Case, David Howard and John Bacon.

13 March 1958: Jacqueline Delman, Elizabeth Butler, William Herbert and Bernard Rose.

10 March 1960:

16 June 1960: Christian Hunter, Elizabeth Butler, Edgar Fleet and Peter Reynolds.

24 November 1960: (two copies).

30 November 1961: Haydn/Monteverdi, with Mary Thomas, Elizabeth Osborn, Thomas Gambold, Edward Darling, Keith Ellis and Robert Wilson.

21 June 1962: Handel, Israel in Egypt, Christian Hunter, Jean McGowan, James Bowman, Alfred Hallett, Keith Ellis and Robert Wilson.

29 November 1962: Alice Norman, June Boyce, Caroline Fletcher and Kenneth Gough.

14 March 1963: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Jean McGowan, Sybil Michelow, James Bowman, Edward Darling and Kenneth Gough..

27 November 1963: Schuetz [sic], Magnificat and Mozart, Requiem, with June Boyce, Elizabeth Butler, Terry Penner and Keith Ellis.

26 November 1964: Brenda Taylor, Elizabeth Butler, Robin Leggate and Bryan Jenner, conducted by Robert Higgins and Stephen Davies.

1 December 1965: Christian Hunter, James Bowman, Gerald English and Robert Higgins with the Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral.

5 February 1970: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, with Jenny Hill, Valerie Baulard, Peter Hall and Ken Gough.

28 November 1974: Christian Hunter, Richard Vendome, Philip Cave, Richard Morton and Peter Brown.

13 March 1975: Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610, with Christian Hunter, Susan Barker, Richard Vendome, Robert Hammersley, Philip Cave, Richard Morton and Peter Reynolds.

27 May 1976: Alison Pearce (vocal) and Robert Aitken (organ).

24 November 1977: Susan Landale (organ) and Alison Pearce (soprano).

24 May 1979: Ann Hackney, Kate Eckersley, Philip Cave, John Hardy and Andrea Goble (two copies).

31 January 1980: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, with Alison Pearce, Valerie Baulard, Philip Cave and Brian Rayner Cook.

26 November 1981: Spohr, The Last Judgement, with Caryl Kenny [corrected to Caryl Kelly], Trude Hickey, Philip Cave and Paul Woodmansterne, conducted by Clive Brown.

1 March 1984: Handel, Belshazzar, Helen Marple, Nicholas Mitchell, John Mark Ainsley and Jeremy White (two copies).

29 November 1984: Vivaldi and Zelenka, with Lorna Syrus, Catherine Brooks, Alice Wakefield, Rufus Müller and Peter Brock.

22 May 1986: Bach Concert.

6 March 1986: Janacek and Dvorak, with Lindsay Bramley (soprano) and Peter Ward Jones (organ).

7 February 1992, Chapel: Sarah Benn, Ruth de Newtown, Rosamund Wright and Julian Wright, conducted by Richard Vendome.
Date range of collection
1904 - 1992
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Location Details

Queen's College Archives
The Archivist The Queen's College High Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 4AW
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council