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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Bach Choir: Box 2 (A4, 1970-)
Unique Identifier
Mus.311 c.3
Description
The second of three boxes of material relating to the Oxford Bach Choir, containing programmes with words for performances given on 22 November 1970 and 1 June 1996 at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford and on 17 May 1997 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Also, A4 posters/handbills for performances given at various Oxford venues (principally the Sheldonian Theatre) from 1972 onwards.


1. Programmes
22 November 1970: programme with words for Elgar, The Kingdom, with Iris Bourne, Barbara Robotham, Adrian de Peyer and John Carol Case (vocal) and the Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Jack Westrup.

1 June 1996: poster and programme with words and notes for a Centenary Concert, given with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Peter Thomas (violin), conducted by Christopher Robinson. This document includes biographical notes with photographs, a historical essay on the 'First 100 Years' of the Bach Choir, and a list of the choral ensemble.

17 May 1997: programme with words and notes (including biographical notes with photographs) for Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson.


2. Posters
Unless otherwise stated below, these performances were given at the Sheldonian Theatre.
Thursday 9 March [1972]: Oxford Pro Musica, conducted by Simon Preston.
9 February 1975: New College and Christ Church Cathedral Schools, conducted by Edward Olleson.
6 June 1982, Town Hall: Oxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Heath (with A5 handbill).
7 June 1986 and 14 March 1987: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson.
30 May 1987: Oxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Heath (with photograph).
6 February 1988: Thames Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson (two copies).
4 June and 3 December 1988: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson.
1 July 1991: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson (A5).
5 December 1992: City of Oxford Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson.
18 February 1995: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson and David Lowe.
19 July 1997, Keble College Chapel: Adrian Partington (organ), conducted by David Lowe.
2 July 1999, Holywell Music Room: Piano Duettists Jennifer King and Cheryl Younie.
11 March 2000: Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
16 June 2001: Richard Markham and David Nettle (pianos), conducted by David Lowe.
19 June 2004: conducted by David Lowe.
4 December 2004: Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
23 November 2018, St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford: Parry, Songs of Farewell, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.
15 December 2018: Carols for All, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.
Format
Date range of collection
1970 -
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
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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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
open
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council