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Collection Description

Collection Title
Gotch Bequest: Box 2 (1921-49)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.2
Description
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various venues in Oxford and Oxfordshire between 1922 and 1949, held loosely as the second of two boxes of material bequeathed by the violinist Mary Gotch. Also included are handbills and programmes for a small number of performances given at venues outside of Oxfordshire between 1921 and 1946.

Programmes are listed here alphabetically by venue, with the Oxfordshire programmes followed by those for the non-Oxford performances.

1. College venues
- Christ Church
- Exeter College
- Keble College/Keble College Chapel
- Lady Margaret Hall/Lady Margaret Hall Chapel
- Lincoln College/Lincoln College Hall
- Magdalen College/Magdalen College School Choral Society
- Merton College/Merton College Chapel
- New College/New College Chapel
- Oriel College
- Queen's College/Eglesfield Musical Society
2. Holywell Music Room
- Oxford University Musical Club and Union
- Oxford Wartime Music Club.
3. Sheldonian Theatre
4. Town Hall, Oxford
- Oxford Harmonic Society
- Other concerts
4. Miscellaneous venues (Oxfordshire)
5. Miscellaneous venues (non-Oxford)


1. College Venues
- Christ Church
23 May 1925: Quarter Centenary Celebrations of Christ Church College (with words).
Monday 5 August [1940] (Bach Recital by Thomas Armstrong); 24 June 1945; 23 June and 4 August 1946; 22 June and 3 August 1947 (two and three copies respectively); 20 June 1948; and 9 June 1949: (handbills with words).

- Exeter College
14 February (corrected to 28 February) 1942: Griller String Quartet (with notes).
Hilary Term 1947: Exeter College Musical Society Term Card.

- Keble College/Keble College Chapel
24 May 1939: Keble College Musial Society Eights' Week Concert, conducted by George H. Brough (with words and a list of the choral ensemble).
5 December 1942: Holywell Orchestra, conducted by Delves Corlett (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).
Friday 25 June [1943?]: Oxford Harmonic Society, conducted by George Thewlis (with words and notes).
5 June 1946: Oxford Madrigal Society, conducted by George Thewlis (with words).

- Lady Margaret Hall/Lady Margaret Hall Chapel (handbills)
19 January 1939 (Busch Quartet); 1 March 1939; 28 February 1948 (Choir of St. Matthew's Church, Northampton); and Wednesday 23 February [1949] (Organ Recital by David Willcocks).

- Lincoln College/Lincoln College Hall
4 November 1949: Song Recital of Ancient Greek Hymns and Greek Folk Songs given by Miss Arda Mandikian for the Lincoln Concerts (5th series) (with notes).

- Magdalen College/Magdalen College School Choral Society
Programmes with words, including lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles for two performances conducted by Mary Wimblin.
2 December 1934: George Dyson, The Canterbury Pilgrims, with Isobel Baillie, Trefor Jones and Sumner Austin (vocal).
1 December 1935: with Roy Henderson (baritone).

- Merton College/Merton College Chapel
Sunday 27 October [1935?]: Griller Quartet for Merton College Musical Society.
Thursday 12 June [no year]: Oxford Harmonic Society and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by George Thewlis (with words and notes).
15 June 1947: Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Thomas Armstrong (with words, two copies).
14 May 1948: choirs of Magdalen and Christ Church with the Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Thomas Armstrong and Philip Taylor (with words).

- New College/New College Chapel
31 May 1928 and 15 June 1932: Organ Recital by Albert Schweitzer (with notes and additional handbill for 1932)
Thursday 8 June [no year]: Oxford Harmonic Society, conducted by George A. Thewlis (with words and notes).
1 March 1946: Order of Service, Hugh Allen.
10 December 1939; 1 June and 7 and 14 December 1947; 29 February and 5 and 12 December 1948; 5 June and 11 December 1949 (handbills).

- Oriel College
8 December 1938: string quartet concert (handbill).

- Queen's College/Eglesfield Music Society
Programmes, many with words and some with lists of the orchestral ensemble, for performances given principally with the Oxford Chamber Orchestra.
3 December 1936, 10 March and 1 December 1938, 25 May and 18 June 1939: conducted by Bernard Naylor.
7 December 1939, 13 June 1940 and 16 May and 19 June 1947 (Bernard Rose)
12 March 1942: conducted by Reginald Jacques.
3 December 1942 and 24 June 1943: conducted by Fergus O'Connor.


2. Holywell Music Room
- Oxford University Musical Club and Union (handbills)
Tuesday 3 February [1931], 15 November 1932, 16 May 1933 and 25 October and 8 November 1938: meeting nos. 1331, 1374, 1388, 1509 and 1511 (programme with words for 1331).
28 November 1932: 962nd Members' Concert.

- Oxford Wartime Music Club (handbills)
17 October 1939 and 27 February and 7 May 1940: meeting nos. 1, 24 and 29.


3. Sheldonian Theatre
From 1945, all concerts listed here were conducted by Thomas Armstrong.
10 May 1932: Three Festival Concerts in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the birth of Joseph Haydn no. 3 (with notes).
5 March 1933: Brahms Centenary Concert, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society with Dorothy Silk and Keith Falkner (vocal), conducted by W. H. Harris (with words).
4 March 1936: Busch Quartet (handbill).
6 April 1941: Celebrity Concert.
28 March 1943: Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Webster (with notes).
31 October 1943: Concert by the Three Choirs (New College, Magdalen and Christ Church) for the International Student Service, conducted by Hugh Allen, H. K. Andrews, Thomas Armstrong and Philip Taylor (with words and notes).
18 and 22 February [1945]: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society (single document).
13 June 1946: Oxford Orchestral Society.
13 July 1946: Concert by Village Choirs and Orchestra with members of the Oxford Orchestra (with words, two copies).
1 December 1946: A Concert of Eighteenth-Century Music, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society (with words, two copies).
22 March 1947: Oxfordshire Music Festival for Village Choirs and Orchestra.
5 July 1947: Concert by Combined Village Choirs and Orchestras (with words, two copies).
7 March 1948: Concert of Works by Hubert Parry, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society (with words).
10 and 16 May 1948: Oxford Bach Choir with the London Symphony Orchestra/Oxford Orchestral Society, given as part of the Oxford Festival of Music (with words).
10 July 1948: Haydn, The Creation given by the Oxfordshire County Music Committee with the Oxford Orchestral Society (with words).
5 and 8 May 1949: Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society (with words and notes, single document).
18 May 1949: YMCA Mass Meeting given by the Oxford Madrigal Society (with words).
25 June 1949: Handel, Saul, given by Combined Village Choirs and the Oxford Orchestral Society (with words, two copies).


4. Town Hall, Oxford
- Oxford Harmonic Society
All concerts were conducted by George Thewlis.
8 March 1942: Bach, St. Matthew Passion (with words, two copies).
7 March 1943: Handel, Messiah (with notes, two copies).
14 March 1943: Handel, Messiah, with Oxford Chamber Orchestra (with notes).
11 March 1944: Mendelssohn, Elijah, with the London Symphony Orchestra (with notes).
11 March 1945: Bach/Handel, with the Boyd Neel Orchestra.
25 November 1945: Handel, Messiah, with Oxford Orchestral Society (with notes).
19 May 1946: Mozart, Requiem (three copies).
24 November 1946: Handel, Messiah, with Oxford Orchestral Society (with notes, four copies).
11 May 1947: Handel/Bach, with Oxford Orchestral Society (with words, three copies).
31 October 1947: with Oxford Madrigal Society (with notes, two copies).
16 November 1947: Handel, Messiah, with New Oxford Orchestra (with notes).
9 May 1948: with Boyd Neel Orchestra (with words, three copies).
21 November 1948: Handel, Messiah, with Oxford Orchestral Society (two copies).
21 May 1949: with London Symphony Orchestra (with words, four copies).
9 December 1949: Handel, Messiah, with Oxford Orchestral Society (two copies).

- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
10 March 1935: Handel, Saul, by the combined choirs of Exeter, St. John's and Worcester Colleges, conducted by Kenneth Malcolmson (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
4 June 1936: Concert of Folk-Music, Dance and Song from Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, conducted by Reginald Jacques.
9 June 1939: Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Sir Hugh Allen (programme card).
22 March 1940: Handel, The Messiah, given by Malvern College, the West Oxford Choral Society and Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John A. Davison.
25 August 1940: Oxford Madrigal Society and Oxford Chamber Orchestra.
16 April 1941 and 1 October (seasons beginning): War-Time Concerts 2nd and 3rd seasons (handbills).
11 November 1942: War-Time Concert (sixth season) given by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Armstrong (handbill).
28 January and 16 June 1943 and 12 February 1948: Griller Quartet (handwritten fragments).
26 May and 9 June 1943: War-Time Concerts No. 1 and 3 (eighth season)
14 April 1946: Handel, Messiah, given by the Osberton Radiator Musical Society and Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Frederick Wade.
29 October 1946: North Oxford Musical Society and Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Frederick Wade (with words).
1 May 1948: Busch Quartet (with notes).
21 March 1948 and 13 March 1949: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, given by the Oxford Bach Passion Choir, conducted by Thomas Armstrong (handbills, with programmes with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble for 1949).
30 June 1949: Concert by Oxfordshire School Choirs (handbill).


5. Miscellaneous venues (Oxford)
4 April 1922, East Oxford Infants' School, Cowley Road: Final Concert given by the Oxford Higher Education Committee, directed by George A. Thewlis (with photograph and a list of the choral ensemble).
3 June 1924 [no venue]: Words of Songs to be sung by the Oxford University Musical Club and Union with John Goss (vocal).
26 February 1925 [no venue]: Lecture on Song Composers of the Stuart Period given by Mr G. A. Thewlis for the Summertown Congregational Church Guild (with photograph, two copies)
6 December 1926, Upper Schoolroom, Gloucester Green: Lecture Recital on English Song Composers of the 18th Century given by George A. Thewlis for the George Street Congregational Church (with photograph, three copies).
12-15 December 1934, Playhouse: Intimate Opera with Mabel Ritchie and Geoffrey Dunn.
5-12 May 1935 [various]: Oxford Musical Festival (Handel-Bach) (brochure and assorted material)
November 1935, The Rookery, Old Headington: Mary Gotch (violin) and Mary Wiblin (piano) (with words).
26 December 1937, University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: Order of Service.
5 February 1938 [no venue]: string chamber music (typed sheet).
2 and 3 August 1938, [Playhouse]: Oxford Summer Diversions, Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Naylor (with notes).
1 December 1938, Playhouse: Busch Quartet (handbill, two copies).
16 June 1939 [no venue]: 497th concert of the Oxford Ladies Musical Society.
26 and 27 July 1939 [no venue]: The Two Angry Women of Abingdon, given as part of the Oxford Summer Diversions.
17 September 1939, Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: Oxford Hymn Singing, conducted by Hugh Allen and Thomas Armstrong (with words and music).
23 April 1940, Playhouse: Concert in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund given by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Delves Corlett (with notes).
8 June 1940, Rhodes House: Serenade Concert given by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Iris Lemare (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
15 September 1940, University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: (handbill).
7 December 1940, Rhodes House: Holywell Orchestra, conducted by Delves Corlett (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
21-22 May 1941, Playhouse: Vere Somerset, The Imbroglio (first performance), conducted by Charles Rankl (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
14 March 1942, Abingdon Corn Exchange: Holywell Orchestra with Phillip Rust (horn), conducted by Delves Corlett (with notes, including a list of the orchestral ensemble).
5 May 1942 [no venue]: Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Withers (with list of the orchestral ensemble).
29 July 1943, St. Helen's Church, Abingdon: Handel, Messiah, given by St. Helen's Musical Society and the Oxford Chamber Orchestra.
26 and 27 February 1943 and 22 April, New Theatre: London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Hambourg/Constant Lambert/Warwick Braithwaite (with notes, two copies for 27 February).
Saturday 24 February [no year], University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: University College Musical Society and Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Webster (handbill).
18 May 1943, St. Mary's Church, Banbury: Mozart, Requiem, conducted by Mr C. R. Palmer (with words).
8 May 1946 and 30 April 1947, Headington: Headington Musical Society.
8 May 1947, County School, Bicester: Mary Gotch (violin) and Doris Berenblum (piano) (typed sheet).
5 June 1947, Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street: Oxford Madrigal Society, conducted by George Thewlis (with words, including a list of the choral ensemble, two copies).
13 June 1947 [no venue]: Oxfordshire Rural Community Council, with Mary Gotch (violin) and Doris Berenblum (piano) (typed sheet).
27 June 1947, University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: Oxford Madrigal Society, conducted by George Thewlis (with words).
23 March 1948, St. Mary's Church, Banbury: Bach, Mass in B minor, given by the Banbury Grammar School Choral Society, conducted by Alfred T. Batts.
9-16 May 1948, New College, Magdalen and Christ Church Chapels: English Cathedral Music to be performed … during the Oxford Festival of Music by British Composers (single document, two copies). Also, programme with words for 9 May (Christ Church) and two handbills for 16 May (New College).
9-16 May 1948 [various]: Festival Brochure.
28 November 1948 [no venue]: Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Thomas Armstrong (with words).
8 December 1948, Corn Exchange Abingdon: Concert of Christmas Music given by Abingdon and District Musical Society, conducted by Mary Shott.
27 February 1949, Marlborough Road Hall, Banbury: Handel, Messiah, given by Banbury Co-operative Choral Society, conducted by Geoffrey Furnish.
Sunday 27 March [no year], Cumnor Church: Recital of Music, given by Mary Gotch and Anthea Guillaume (handbill).
15 December 1949, Corn Exchange, Abingdon: Handel, Messiah, given by Abingdon and Wantage Musical Societies, conducted by Mary C. Shott.


6. Miscellaneous venues (non-Oxford)
9 March 1921, Corn Exchange, Wakefield: Wakefield and District Choral Society 3rd Subscription Concert (handbill with photograph).
1 April 1927, Village Hall, Kingham: Mendelssohn, Elijah, given by Kingham Choral Society (handbill, two copies).
2 May 1929, Assembly Rooms, Lincoln: Fourth Concert given by the Elizabethan Singers by Lincoln Music Club (sixth season) (with words).
7 June 1931, United Methodist Church, Avenue Parade, Accrington: Mendelssohn, Elijah given to mark the Sunday School Anniversary.
7 May 1933, Royal Albert Hall: Johannes Brahms Concert given by the Oxford Bach Choir, the Oxford Orchestral Society and the Cambridge University Musical Society, with Bessie Rawlins (violins) and Dorothy Silk and Keith Falkner (vocal), conducted by Cyril Rootham and Hugh Allen (handbill and programme with words)
Sunday 25 August [1946?], Methodist Church, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis: Pianoforte Recital by Ivor Keys (handbill).
Format
Date range of collection
1921 - 1949
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

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