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Collection Description

Collection Title
Handel in Oxford (1935, 1977, 1989, 2005)
Prospectus, with programmes, for the Handel in Oxford festivals of 1977, 1989 and 2005. Also, a brochure for the Oxford Musical Festival (Handel-Bach) of 1935.

5-12 May 1935: Oxford Musical Festival with the Oxford Bach Choir, West Oxford Choral Society, Oxford Harmonic Society, Oxford Orchestral Society and the choirs of Christ Church, New College and Magdalen colleges. This document includes programmes with words, historical notes, and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

29 June-3 July 1977: single document with programmes for five performances, given at the Holywell Music Room, the University Church and in the colleges of St. John's and Magdalen.

30 June-12 July 1989: A celebration of the anniversary of Handel’s glorious week in Oxford in July 1733. This document includes programmes with words, biographical notes (with photographs) and information regarding the other events taking place during the week.

24-26 June 2005: Festival Weekend with The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers, including performances at the Sheldonian Theatre, the Holywell Music Room and at Magdalen College. This document includes programmes with notes, biographical notes and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.
Date range of collection
1935 - 2005
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Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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The museum is currently open by appointment only.
Collections Overview
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is an internationally important collection of material relating to Handel and his contemporaries, including manuscripts, printed books and music, libretti, paintings and engravings, memorabilia, art works and ephemera. The Handel collection is open for research Wednesday-Friday, and the display room (with access to recorded music) is open with the rest of the museum Tuesday-Sunday 10-6.
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