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Collection Description

Collection Title
Joseph Colegrave collection: Box 5 (1906-12)
Unique Identifier
OXFO 780.7
Description
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given principally in Oxford and the surrounding area between 1906 and 1912, held as the fifth box of the Joseph Colegrove collection.

The programmes have been mounted in six folders, ordered chronologically as follows:
Folder 1: 23 May 1906-16 April 1907 (folios 556-65)
Folder 2: 17 April-11 December 1907 (folios 566-74)
Folder 3: 13 February-22 October 1908 (folios 575-86)
Folder 4: 3 November 1908-19 June 1909 (folios 587-97)
Folder 5: 3 November 1909-21 April 1910 (598-609)
Folder 6: 20 May 1910-11 January 1912 (folios 610-22).

The contents are listed here by series as follows:

Oxford
1. College venues
- Exeter College/Exeter College Musical Society
- Keble College/Keble College Musical Society
- The Queen's College/Eglesfield Musical Societ
- New College
- Miscellaneous College venues
2. New Theatre
- Oxford University Dramatic Society
- Operatic productions
3. Town Hall, Oxford
- Oxford Bach Choir and Choral and Philharmonic Society
- Oxford University Musical Club Public Classical Concerts
- Oxford Vocal Society
- Other Town Hall concerts
4. Miscellaneous Oxford venues
Non-Oxford
- Cambridge
- Petersfield, Drill Hall
- Radley, St. Peter's College
- Reading
- Miscellaneous venues (non-Oxford)

Unless otherwise stated below, all programmes (except those for the New Theatre) contain words for the vocal/choral pieces performed. The majority also provide lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles and some include brief notes. Those for College performances typically include information about the Committee/Stewards for the concerts.


1. College venues
- Exeter College/Exeter College Musical Society
All programmes include lists of the choral ensemble.
28 May 1907: London Symphony Orchestra (wind players), conducted by Mr C. E. Winn and Mr F. Cunningham Woods.
26 November 1907: Smoking Concert (programme only).
30 May 1911: conducted by L. A. Collingwood.

- Keble College/Keble College Musical Society
23 May 1906, 29 May 1907, 27 May 1908, 26 May 1909 and 31 May 1911: all programmes include lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles, conducted by Mr F. Shaw (1906), Henry G. Ley (1907-09) and A. W. P. Gayford (1911).The concert in 1909 included H. Walford Davies, The Three Jovial Huntsmen, op. 11 (conducted by the composer).

- Queen's College/Eglesfield Musical Society
Programmes include a historical introduction concerning the society and provide lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.
25 May 1906: conducted by E. Bayliss, including the first performance of P. Godfrey, Legend of the North (composed for the Society and conducted by the composer). Also, music by A. H. D. Prendergast and J. F. Bridge conducted by the composers.
31 May 1907: conducted by P. M. Garratt.
29 May 1908: conducted by G. G. Stocks, including the first performance of M. B. Foster, Cantata for men's voice and orchestra, Agincourt (conducted by the composer). Also, C. H. Lloyd, The Longbeards' Saga, conducted by the composer.

- New College Hall
16 June 1906: Summer Concert, with Donald Tovey (piano), conducted by Hugh Allen, including Parry, Ballad for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, conducted by the composer (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).
22 June 1907: Summer Concert (Choral and Orchestral) with Miss Mabel Price and Mr H. Plunkett Greene (vocal), including Parry, Symphony in F and C. V. Stanford, Songs of the Sea, both conducted by the composers.
19 June 1909: Commemoration Concerts.

- Miscellaneous College venues
11 December 1907, Hall of All Souls College: Evening Concert by Members and Friends of St. Mary-the-Virgin Choir with Miss Nellie Mills, Miss Mabel Price, Mr Charles Child and Mr F. H. Buckingham (vocal), conducted by Mr F. Iliffe (with a list of choral ensemble and press cutting).
9 July 1908, 7 July 1909 and 12 July 1911: Oxford Vocal Society, conducted by Henry B. Wilsdon. These concerts were given in gardens of Wadham College, Worcester College and Trinity College respectively.


2. New Theatre
- Oxford University Dramatic Society
All programmes include a list of the orchestral ensemble.
6–12 February 1907: Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, with music conducted by T. P. Fielden (press cutting, folio 564).
26 February–3 March 1908: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, with music by Mendelssohn performed by the New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Allen.
17-22 February 1909: Aristophanes, The Frogs, with music by Parry, played by Dr Allen's orchestra, conducted by Parry and Hugh Allen (with plot synopsis).
2-8 February 1910: Shakespeare, The Tempest, with music under the direction of Mr A. C. Boult.
22-28 February 1911: Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, with music under the direction of E. R. Speyer assisted by Mr Henry G. Ley.

- Operatic productions
9-11 June 1910/15-17 June 1911: Beethoven, Fidelio/Weber, Der Freischutz, conducted by Hugh Allen (with notes, plot synopsis and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).


3. Town Hall
- Oxford Bach Choir and Choral and Philharmonic Society
All concerts were conducted by Hugh Allen, with the vocal soloists listed below.
11 March 1908: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Miss Gladys Honey, Norah Dawnay, Charles Child and Mr J. Campbell McInnes.
2 December 1908: Parry, Job, with Mr C. M. Child, Mr Thornley Gibson and Mr H. Plunkett Greene, conducted by Hubert Parry and H. P. Allen.

- Oxford University Musical Club Public Classical Concerts
Programmes with notes for concerts given by Dr Allen's Orchestra with wind players from the London Symphony Orchestra and the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Allen. Also held are prospectuses (with programmes) for the 18th, 20th and 21st seasons (1908-09, 1910-11 and 1911-12).
29 November 1907: (17th season, no. 2) with Miss Amy Evans and Mr Pedro de Zulueta (vocal) and the Oxford Choral and Philharmonic Society.
13 February 1908: (17th season, no. 4) with Mr Maurice Sons (violin) (handbill only).
20 May 1909: (18th season, no. 5), with Donald Tovey (piano), Mr Campbell McInnes (vocal), the Bach Choir, including the first performance of Ernest Walker, Ode to a Nightingale, for Baritone Solo, Chorus and Orchestra.
25 November 1909: (19th season, no 2).
3 February 1910: (19th season, no 3) with Mr F. S. Kelly.
23 February 1910: (19th season, no 4) with Miss Gladys Honey, Miss Sara Silvers, Mr Charles Child and Mr Hamilton Harris (vocal), the Bach Choir and the Choral and Philharmonic Society.
20 May 1910 (19th season), In Memory of His Majesty King Edward VII, with Miss Gladys Honey and Mr Campbell McInnes, the Bach Choir and the Choral and Philharmonic Society..


- Oxford Vocal Society
Concerts were conducted by Henry B. Wilsdon, with the vocal soloists listed below.
24 January 1907: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with Miss Edna Thornton, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Albert Garcia (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
31 October 1907: Haydn, The Creation, with Miss Euneta Truscott, Mr Charles Child and Mr Henry Sunman (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).
22 October 1908: S. Coleridge-Taylor, Hiawatha, with Ethel Lister, Charles Child and Greeves Johnson (handbill only).
23 November 1909: Mendelssohn, St. Paul, with Miss Euneta Truscott, Miss Mary Williams, Mr Charles Child and Mr Greeves Johnson (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).
11 January 1912: Handel, Messiah, with Miss Norah Newport, Miss Amy Sissons, Mr Charles M. Child and Mr Herbert Tracey.

- Other concerts
7 May 1907: Mendelssohn, Elijah given by the Oxford Free Church Choir Union with Madame Siviter, Miss Lucie Johnstone, Mr Charles Child and Mr Greeves Johnson (vocal), conducted by Mr Alfred Wiblin (handbill with list of the orchestral ensemble).


4. Miscellaneous Oxford venues
29 January 1907, Oxford University Musical Club, 115 High Street: Oxford University Musical Club 835th Meeting (handbill).
31 March 1908, Holywell Music Room: The Oxford Gleemen, conducted by Henry B. Wilsdon.


Non-Oxford
5. Cambridge/Cambridge University Musical Society
10 March 1908, Guildhall: concert no. 256 (with notes).
9 March 1909, [no venue]: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with Betty Booker, Adelaide Lambe, Joseph Reed, Joseph Cheetham, William Higley and Francis Harford (vocal), conducted by Dr Gray.

6. Petersfield, Drill Hall
Programmes for the second and third day performances given as part of the Petersfield Musical Festival, nos. 7-11, conducted by Hugh Allen Where dates are separated by 'and' programmes are given separate folio numbers. All programmes include words and lists of the subscribers and of the competing choirs.
16 and 17 April 1907 [corrected by hand to 17 and 18].
29/30 April 1908.
21/22 April 1909
20 and 21 April 1910.
26/27 April 1911

7. St.Peter's College, Radley
All programmes include a list of the orchestral ensemble.
1/2 November 1906: Aristophanes, The Frogs, including music by Parry.
3 November 1908, St. Peter's College, Radley: The Cyclops of Euripides, with music composed by Franklyn Harvey.
1 and 2 November 1911, St. Peter's College, Radley: The Wasps of Aristophanes, with music originally composed for the performance … at Cambridge 1897, by T. Tertius Noble


7. Reading
21 October 1908, College Hall, University College: Bach, Mass in B minor given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Choral and Philharmonic Society, with Ruth Freeman, Edith Clegg, Gervase Elwes and J. Campbell McInnes (vocal), conducted by Hugh Allen (with brief Analytical Notes).
16 June 1909, 1 March and 22 June 1910 and 5 June 1912: College Choral Society and Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Allen. The concert on 22 June 1910 including Parry, Ode, The Glories of our Blood and State (conducted by the composer).
3 November 1909, Large Town Hall: Berks Symphony Orchestra with Mademoiselle Sarita Nattier (vocal) and Edith Smeraldina (violin), conducted by Mr W. H. Phelps (with notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble and of the Patrons and Stewards).


Miscellaneous venues (not Oxford)
4 December 1906, Theatre Royal, Banbury: Dvorak, The Spectre's Bride, given by the Banbury Philharmonic Society with Miss Ruth Freeman, Mr James Davis and Mr Montague Borwell (vocal), conducted Mr W. L. Luttman (with plot synopsis).
13 May 1908, Royal College of Music: Heinrich Schütz, The Passion of Our Lord and The Resurrection (first London performance), given by the Bach Choir (32nd season) with Mr Charles Child and Mr Francis Harford (vocal), conducted by Hugh Allen (with notes).
17 March 1910, People's Palace, Mile End Road: Bach, B minor Mass given by the Bach Choir with Ruth Freeman, Norah Dawnay, Mr Charles Child and Mr J. Campbell McInnes (vocal), conducted by Hugh P. Allen (with notes).
12 April 1910, Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh: Stour Choral Union Competition Festival, conducted by Hugh Allen (with lists of the Subscribers and competing choirs).
Format
Date range of collection
1906 - 1912
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Oxfordshire Studies
Westgate,Central Library Oxford OX1 1DJ United Kingdom
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council