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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Bach Choir: Box 3 (A5, 1973-)
Unique Identifier
Mus.311 c.3
Description
The last of three boxes of material relating to the Oxford Bach Choir, containing programmes for performances given at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford from 1973 onwards.

The box also contains A5 handbills for performances given from 1996 onwards, and various season leaflets spanning the same period.

1. Programmes
Programmes with words and notes for performances given, unless otherwise stated below, at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. The majority of these documents include biographical notes (with photographs) and some provide lists of the choral ensemble. Where no other indication is given below, the concerts were conducted by Christopher Robinson.
10 March 1973: Oxford Pro Musica, conducted by Simon Preston.
6 June 1982, Town Hall, Oxford: Haydn, The Creation, with Oxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Heath.
8 May 1982: Poulenc and Fauré, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
4 December 1982: Bach, Mass in B minor with the Thames Chamber Orchestra.
12 March 1983: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
4 February 1984: Haydn, Nelson Mass, with Oxford Pro Musica.
9 June 1984: St. George's Chapel and St. George's School, Windsor and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (with handbill).
7 June 1986: Brahms/Elgar/Vaughan Williams, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
6 December 1986: Mozart/Britten/Haydn with the Thames Chamber Orchestra.
30 May 1987: Gala Concert with Oxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Heath (with handbill).
30 June 1988: Choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor and Roger Judd (organ).
6 February 1988: Mozart Concert with the Thames Chamber Orchestra.
4 June 1988: Dvorak/Smetana and Janacek with the City of Birmingham Orchestra.
3 December 1988: Verdi, Messa da Requiem, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
2 June 1990: Haydn, The Creation with Thames Chamber Orchestra.
9 February 1991: Elgar/Bliss, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1 June 1991: Brahms, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
7 December 1991: Mozart Bicentenary Concert with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conducted by Stephen Darlington.
6 June 1992: Howells Centenary Concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
5 December 1992: Beethoven/Vaughan Williams, with the City of Oxford Orchestra (with handbill).
24 July 1993: Dorothy L. Sayers Centenary Concert/Bach, Mass in B minor with the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury (two copies, plus handbill)
19 February 1994: Borodin and Carl Orff, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
28 May 1994: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
18 February 1995: Mozart/Brahms/Durufle, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robinson and David Lowe.
2 December 1995: Delius/Brahms, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Meredith Davies.
1 December 2001: Martin Butler, Two Rivers and Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 with the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
17 June 2017, Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford: Fanshawe, African Sanctus and Chilcott, Little Jazz Mass, with Backbeat Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Crown.
3 March 2018: Bruckner, Four motets and Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle, conducted by Libby Burgess.
9 June 2018: Handel and Haydn, with Instruments of Time and Truth, conducted by Paul Spicer.
23 & 25 November 2018, Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, and St Helen's Church, Abingdon: Parry: Songs of Farewell, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.

2. Handbills
Unless otherwise stated, all performances were given at the Sheldonian Theatre and were conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
1 June 1996: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Robinson, including the first performance of Nicholas Maw, Hymnus.
19 July 1997, Keble College: Adrian Partington (organ), conducted by David Lowe.
6 December 1997: Britten Sinfonia.
14 March 1998: BBC Concert Orchestra.
5 December 1998: Britten Sinfonia.
13 March 1999: BBC Concert Orchestra.
19 June 1999, Keble College Chapel: Adrian Partington (organ), conducted by David Lowe.
11 March 2000: Britten Sinfonia.
23 June 2000: conducted by David Lowe.
10 March 2001: with the Hildegard Choir.
16 June 2001: Richard Markham and David Nettle (piano), conducted by David Lowe.
9 March 2002: Britten Sinfonia.
15 March 2003: New Queen's Hall Orchestra.
21 June 2003: Thomas Trotter (organ), conducted by David Lowe.
19 June 2004: Adrian Partington (organ), conducted by David Lowe.
17 June 2017, Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford: Fanshawe, African Sanctus and Chilcott, Little Jazz Mass, with Backbeat Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Crown.
2 December 2017: Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony and The Lark Ascending, and Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.

3. Season leaflets
2017-18 concert season.
2018-19 concert season, principally conducted by Benjamin Nicholas.
Format
Date range of collection
1973 -
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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Telephone
01865 277063
Fax
01865 277182 
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
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