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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Chamber Orchestra (1950)
Unique Identifier
MS.Top.Oxon.c.656, fols.80-90
Programmes for three performances given by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra on 30 April and 14 May 1950 at the Town Hall, Oxford and on 29 May 1950 in Merton College Chapel. The concert in April marked the debut performance of the ensemble whilst those in May formed part of the Oxford Bach Commemoration Concerts.

Each programme includes words and notes. The items are pasted into a scrapbook and are accompanied by a number of press cuttings. There is also an additional poster and a list of the orchestral ensemble for the first performance.

The concerts featured additional performers as listed below:

30 April: Leon Goossens (oboe), conducted by H. K. Andrews and Gordon Jacob.
14 May: Ena Mitchell, Eric Greene and Ruth Carter, Eileen Pilcher and Thomas Hemsley (vocal) and the Oxford Harmonic Society, conducted by George Thewlis.
29 May: Church Cantatas, with Barbara Lyon, Harry Barnes, Joyce Sutton and Frank Green (vocal) and the Cantata Section of the Oxford Bach Choir, conducted by H. K. Andrews and Thomas Armstrong.
Date range of collection
1950 - 1950
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
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.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council