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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Concert Programmes: Box 7 (1963-65)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.1
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various venues in Oxford and Oxfordshire between 1963 and 1965, held loosely as the seventh of 51 boxes of material relating to musical activity in Oxford from 1831.

Also included in this box is material relating to the English Bach Festivals, given in Oxford, 30 June-8 July 1963 (two copies of leaflet and poster), 26 June-5 July 1964 and 24 June-4 July 1965 (handbills and Festival Brochures, including programmes with words, notes, biographical notes and photographs).

Programmes are listed here alphabetically by venue. Where no other indication is given below, documentation consists of handbills/single-sheet programmes.

1. College Venues
- Balliol College Chapel
- Exeter College
- Keble College
- Merton College Chapel
- St. Peter’s College Chapel
- University College
- Wadham College
- Miscellaneous veneus
2. Holywell Music Room
3. Sheldonian Theatre
4. Town Hall
- Oxford Harmonic Society
- Oxford Bach Choir
- Miscellaneous concert
5. University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin
6. Miscellaneous venues

1. College Venues
- Balliol College Chapel
3 and 17 February 1963 (Peter Read and Peter Howell, single document); 2 February (Peter White), 16 February (Roy Massey), 1 March (John Byrt), 26 April and 25 October (both Peter Ward Jones), 8 November (Harold Darke) and 22 November 1964 (Robert Bottone) and 23 May 1965 (Peter Ward Jones): Organ Recitals.
27 January, 10 and 24 February and 10 March 1963: Balliol College Musical Society (single document).
Sunday 3 March [1963]: Balliol Choir, conducted by David Gatehouse (two copies).
5 and 12 May and 2 June 1963: Balliol College Musical Society (single document).
3 March 1964: Concert of Music by Handel, given by the Balliol Choir with Rhiannon Davies, Anthony Driscoll, John Bertaut and John Lloyd (vocal), conducted by Peter Ward Jones.
9 June 1964: Balliol College Choir with Sylvia Holford and Elizabeth Butler (vocal), conducted by Peter Ward Jones.

- Exeter College
26 January 1963, Hall: Imdad Husain (violin) and David Till (piano).
9 February 1963, Chapel: Brahms, Requiem given by Exonian Singers and Orchestra with Janette Buqué and Anthony Holt (vocal), conducted by Christopher Herrick.
20 June 1963, Fellows Gardens: Nachtmusik, an informal musical serenade, presented by Exeter College Musical Society (two copies).

- Keble College
Saturday 16 February [1963]: Alan Civil Horn Trio for Keble College Music Society.
Monday 4 March [1963], Chapel: Organ Recital by Michael Fleming.
Saturday 25 May [1963]: Guitar Recital given for Keble College Music Society by John Williams.
6 July 1963, Chapel: Festival Service under the auspices of the Oxford and District Organists' Association, in conjunction with the Royal School of Church Music.

- Merton College Chapel
Concerts given by the Kodaly Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Laszlo Heltay (1963) and Glynne Stackhouse (1964-65). Each document relates to a performance of two consecutive days.
Saturday 25/Sunday 26 May [1963]: Verdi, Requiem, with Christian Hunter, Janet Edmunds, Richard Gandy and Anthony Holt (vocal) (with separate word sheet).
Saturday 23/Sunday 24 November [1963]: Bruckner, Mass in E minor.
Tuesday 24/Wednesday 25 November [1964]: Bach, Magnificat.
Wednesday 1/Thursday 2 December [1965]: Haydn, Mass in Time of War, with Caryl Stokes, Janet Edmunds, Christopher Solomon and Robert Farrell.

- St. Peter’s College Chapel
Friday 31 May [1963], 29 May [1964] and 28 May [1965]: Eights Week Concerts.
12 February [1965]: St. Peter's College Music Society Chamber Ensemble and Choir.
Saturday 8 May [1965]: Concert of Choral Music given for St. Peter's College Music Society by the St. Cecilia Singers of Gloucester, conducted by Richard Latham.

- University College
2 February 1963, Hall: Recital by the Glasgow Trio.
8 March 1963, Chapel: University College Choir and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Harrison.
18 May 1963, Hall: Recital given for University College Musical Society by Nina Milkina (piano) (two copies)
Friday 7 February [1964], Chapel: Organ Recital by John Dykes Bower.
15 February 1964, Hall: Pianoforte Recital by Jean Maud.

- Wadham College Hall
All concerts were given under the auspices of Wadham College Music Society.
Monday 18 February [1963]: Early Romantic Music.
Monday 11 March [1963]: Wadham-LMH Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Duncan Bythell.
Monday 27 May [1963]: Wadham Wind Quintet and Reading Wind Quintet with Bill Hopkins and Steuart Bedford.

- Miscellaneous college venues
19 January 1963, Christ Church Cathedral: Recital of Music given by Sine Nomine Singers and Chamber Orchestra with Patricia Beckett (viola), Peter Reynolds (bass) and Robert Bottone (organ), conducted by Christopher Robinson.
Sunday 3 February [1963], Queen's College Chapel: Organ Music by Bach and French Composers, given by James Dalton.
Sunday 17 February [1963], Master's Music Room, Pembroke: Margaret Thomas (soprano) and Nigel Wickens (baritone), for Pembroke College Music Society.
7 March 1963, Magdalen College Chapel: Recital of Church Music given by the Clerkes of Oxenford and David Wulstan (organ).
Saturday 9 March [1963], Brasenose College Hall: Brasenose College Musical Society with Shirley Leonard, Roger Bray, Frederic Goodwin and Leonard Jose (vocal) and Douglas Brooks (oboe), conducted by Keith Bennett (two copies).
Wednesday 1 May-19 June [1963], Queen's College Chapel: Orgelbüchlein by J. S. Bach, given by James Dalton (single document, two copies).
26 May 1963, New College Hall: Recital of Sacred and Secular Music given by the New College Choir with Wilfred Brown (tenor) (two handbills plus programme).
Thursday 30 May [1963], Jesus College Hall: Jesus College Summer Concert given by the Amadeus String Quartet.
2 June 1963, Magdalen College Chapel: Clerkes of Oxenford, with Robert Vincent (organ), directed by David Wulstan.
Sunday 9 June [1963], St. Anne's College Gardens: 15th and 16th Century Vocal and Instrumental Music, directed by David Stancliffe.
Friday 14 June [1963], St. Edmund Hall Quadrangle: Open-Air Concert by St. Edmund Hall Orchestral Society with R. Jordon (bassoon), conducted by P. Dunachie.
Monday 17 June [1963], Corpus Cloisters: An Evening of 18th Century Music (two copies).
Wednesday 13 November [1963], St. Catherine's College Hall: St. Catherine's Music Society Open Meeting with Jack Glatzer (violin) and Anthony Saunders (piano).
10 February 1964, Mordan Hall, St. Hugh's: Victorian Musical Evening.
21 May 1964, Magdalen College Chapel: Mozart, Requiem, given by the Oxford Harmonic Society and Oxford Orchestral Society with Christian Hunter, Elizabeth Butler, Robert Lowrie and Peter Reynolds (vocal), conducted by Richard Silk (handbill and two copies of a programme).
Wednesday 27 May [1964], Jesus College Hall: Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble.
Thursday 18 June [1964], Corpus Christi College Cloisters: Strawberry Concert given by Corpus-St. Hilda's Choir.
Saturday 14 November [1964], Somerville Hall: Worcester-Somerville Music Society Mozart concert, with Steuart Bedford (piano), conducted by Anthony Ridley (two copies).
Wednesday 26 May [1965], Jesus College Hall: Joseph Suk and Zuzana Ruzickova.
Sunday 31 October [1965], Oriel College Hall: English Choral Music of the 16th and 20th Century, given for Oriel College Music Society by the Cavendish Consort.

2. Holywell Music Room
Saturday 19 January [1963]: Piano Recital by Vernon Jones (two copies, the latter claiming the performance was postponed to 9 February).
23 February 1963: An Evening of Opera and Songs given by Alma Caesari, George Endsley and Hamish Pitceathly (vocal), with Rees Allison (piano) (poster).
Saturday 9 March [1963]: Lieder Recital by Rhiannon Davies and Antony Holt, accompanied by Glynne Stackhouse with Rhys Evans (clarinet).
10 March [1963]: Beethoven Concert given by the University Orchestral Ensemble with Edward Harper (piano), conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.
Sunday 5 May [1963]: Magdalen College Music Society with Anna Vincent (soprano), Sheila Nelson (violin) and Gordon Stewart (piano).
Saturday 11 May [1963]: German secular choral music of the 16th, 17th and 20th centuries, given by the Joseph-Haydn-Singkreis, Munich, conducted by Hellmuth Seidler.
Friday 24 May [1963]: The Mikado, presented by the Jesus-St. Anne's Musical Society.
30 May 1963: Oxford University Madrigal Society with Dr David Lumsden (organ), conducted by Jim Fankhauser.
2 June 1963: Recital of Songs and Duets given by Janet Edmunds and Franz Lindauer, accompanied by Steuart Bedford (two copies).
8 June 1963: Madrigals, Songs and Liebeslieder Waltzes, given by Norene Martin, Elizabeth Butler, Roger Lawrence and Peter Reynolds with and the Sine Nomine Singers, conducted by Bernard Rose.
Sunday 10 June [1963]: Harpsichord Recital by Stoddard Lincoln.
19 October 1963: Piano Recital by Claire Fullalove.
Saturday 9 November [1963]: Martin Best (guitar) and Isla Cameron (soprano), for Brasenose College Musical Society.
16 November 1963: Piano Recital by Olwen Morris.
Thursday 28 November [1963]: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, given by Brasenose College Musical Society with Janette Buqué, Robert Lowrie, James Bowman and Anthony Holt, conducted by Keith Bennett.
Saturday 22 February [1964]: Albion Orchestra with David Martin (violin) and Florence Hooton (cello), conducted by Cyril Bell, with Gordon Jacob (guest conductor).
Saturday 29 February [1964]: Consort Music from the Bodleian and Christ Church Libraries, given by the English Consort of Viols.
Thursday 28 May [1964]: Society for the Promotion of New Music.
Friday 29 May [1964]: May Concert give by Valerie Hill and David Johnston (vocal), Michael Wilson (clarinet), Susan Sutherley (cello) and Nicholas Thorne (piano/harpsichord).
Saturday 6 June [1964]: John Eccles, Semele (first production of England's first full-length opera), given by Wadham College Music Society and Oxford University Opera Club, conducted by John Byrt (with notes).
Wednesday 19 August [1964]: Michael Brancaccio (guitar).
29 November 1964: Oxford University Orchestral Ensemble with Ralph Leavis (piano), conducted by John Geddes (with photograph).
23 January 1965: Early Stuart Music from Christ Church and the Bodleian, given by the English Chamber Trio.
8 May and 23 October 1965: Piano Recitals by Claire Fullalove.
Sunday 23 May [1965]: Evening of Horn Music presented by the pupils of Horace Fitzpatrick.
Tuesday 9 November [1965]: Oxford University Musical Club and Union Contemporary Music Club Open Meeting, given to mark the 80th Birthday of Egon Wellesz.
Friday 12 November [1965]: Lieder Recital by Howard Bentley and Keith Bennett.
Friday 19 November [1965]: Eduard Szentkereszti (cello) and Miep van Luin (piano).

3. Sheldonian Theatre
17 November 1963: Haydn, Creation, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society with Susan Longfield, David Galliver and Hervey Alan (vocal), conducted by Sydney Watson.
5 May 1964: Teresa Berganza (vocal) with Felix Lavilla (piano) (handbill and programme with words and notes).
2 May 1965: Elgar, Dream of Gerontius, given by the Oxford Bach Choir and Oxford Orchestral Society with Norma Procter, Kenneth Bowen and Roger Stalman (vocal), conducted by Sydney Watson (with words).
17 October 1965: Monteverdi, Music of War and Love, directed by John Bacon.
12 December 1965: Sunday Half-Hour of Community Hymn-Singing, led by combined choirs from Oxford and district, conducted by David Lumsden.

4. Town Hall
- Oxford Bach Choir
Programmes for the annual performance of Bach, St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Sir Thomas Armstrong, with the vocal soloists listed below.
10 March 1963: Elizabeth Vaughan, Faith Puleston, Richard Standen, Wilfred Brown, Richard White and Thomas Hemsley (two copies).
16 February 1964: Sheila Armstrong, Faith Puleston, Nigel Wickens, David Galliver, Edgar Fleet and Norman Tattersall.
7 March 1965: Margaret Neville, Pamela Bowden, Norman Tattersall, Robert Tear, Peter Bamber and Richard Angas.

- Oxford Harmonic Society
Programmes for concerts given with the Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by David Lumsden (1963) and Richard Silk (1965), with the vocal soloists listed below.
19 May 1963: Bach, Mass in B minor with Susan Longfield, Helen Watts, Edward Darling and John Carol Case.
28 February 1965: Heather Harper, Ruth Little and Robert Lowrie.
Sunday 21 November [1965]: Handel, Messiah, with Susan Longfield, James Bowman, Kenneth Brown and Bryan Drake.

- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
Sunday 27 January [1963]: Beethoven, Fidelio, presented by Chelsea Opera Group and conducted by James Loughran.
Saturday 2 February [1963]: Mozart, The Magic Flute, given by the Oxford Mozart Singers and Orchestra, conducted by Robert Stewart (handbill and leaflet).
3 February 1963: Oxford Orchestral Society with Malcolm Binns (piano), conducted by Sydney Watson (three copies).
Tuesday 12 February [1963]: London Mozart Players with Archie Camden (bassoon), conducted by Harry Blech (three copies).
16 February 1963: Oxford Symphony Orchestra in aid of the National Polio Research Fund, with Steuart Bedford (piano), conducted by Anthony Ridley (three copies plus poster).
24 February 1963: Bartok, Bluebeard's Castle, presented by the London Opera Group with Jean Buck and David Winnard (vocal) and Colin Sherratt (piano) (two copies). This document was also used for a performance given on 3 March 1963 at the Guildhall, Cambridge.
Tuesday 26 February [1963]: Pianoforte Recital by Cherkassky (with photograph, two copies).
11 March 1963: Vienna Boys Choir (with photograph, two copies).
19 March 1963: Hallé Orchestra, presented by Associated-Rediffusion, conducted by Lawrence Leonard (two copies).
Wednesday 20 March [1963]: The Gay Tyrolese.
13 April 1963: Handel, Messiah, given by the Sine Nomine Singers and Coalbrookdale Singers with Honor Sheppard, Elizabeth Butler, Gerald English and Maurice Bevan (vocal), conducted by Christopher Robinson.
Sunday 5 May [1963]: Berlioz, The Trojans, given by the Chelsea Opera Group, conducted by Colin Davis.
Saturday 18 May [1963]: Oxford University Orchestra with Steuart Bedford (piano), conducted by Sir Jack Westrup.
21 May 1963: London Mozart Players with Nina Milkina (piano), conducted by Harry Blech.
Sunday 20 October [1963]: Rossini, The Barber of Seville, given by the Chelsea Opera Group and conducted by Meredith Davies.
25 November 1963: Celebrity Concert given by the English Chamber Orchestra with Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) and Cecil Aronowitz (viola), conducted by Gervase de Peyer.
23 February 1964: Oxford Orchestral Society with Edward Harper and Robert Bottone (piano), conducted by Sydney Watson.
25 October 1964: Mozart, Don Giovanni, given by the Chelsea Opera Group and conducted by John Matheson (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble). This document was also used for performances given on 18 October (Guildhall, Cambridge) and 1 November 1964 (Hall, Oundle School).
Sunday 7 February [1965]: Oxford Orchestral Society with Ralph Holmes (violin), conducted by Sydney Watson.
12 February 1965: Beethoven Sonatas by Julius Katchen (with photograph).
31 March and 1 April 1965: Infant Afternoons of the City of Oxford Schools' Music Association Choral and Orchestral Festival (single document).
Sunday 23 May [1965]: Bach, B minor Mass, given by the Eglesfield Music Society with Ilse Wolf, Elizabeth Butler, Terry Penner and Bob Higgins (vocal) (two copies).
Monday 1 November [1965]: Poetry and Jazz, New Departures.
Wednesday 1 December [1965]: London Symphony Orchestra with Barry Tuckwell (horn), conducted by Istvan Kertesz.

5. University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin
Thursday 24-Saturday 26 January [1963]: Britten, Noye's Fludde with Anthony Holt, Sheila Southern and David Stancliffe, conducted by Laszlo Heltay (single document, two copies).
Tuesday 28 May [1963]: Oriel College Music Society Choir and Orchestra (two copies).
Saturday 16 November [1963]: Concert of Baroque Music, conducted by David Stancliffe.
Thursday 28 November [1963]: Benjamin Britten Concert given by the Oxford Operatic Society, conducted by Bryan Kelly.
1 December 1963 and 29 November 1964: Advent Carol Service (with words).
October-November [1964]: 14 Organ Recitals by Fernando Germani (single document).
Thursday 20 May [1965]: Oxford Harmonic Society and Oxford Orchestral Society with Lionel Pike (organ), conducted by Richard Silk.

6. Miscellaneous venues
27 January 1963, New Theatre: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Wayenberg (piano), conducted by Antal Dorati (with notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
Tuesday 5 February [1963] Playhouse: John Gay, The Beggar's Opera, given by the Collegium Musicum Oxoniense, conducted by Laszlo Heltay.
Wednesday 27 February [1963], St. Cross Church, Manor Road: Open Concert of St. Catherine's College Music Society, being a Solo Violin Recital by Jack Glatzer (two copies).
3 March 1963, St. Mary Magdalen Church: Recital of Church Music for Men's Voices given by the Clerkes of Oxenford.
23 March 1963, Dr. Challoner's Gramar School, Amersham: Choral and Orchestral Concert given by the Oxford Orchestral Society with Hamish Milne (piano) and Iris Bourne and Gordon Clinton (vocal), conducted by Michael Pelloe (with words and notes).
Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 May [1963], St. Giles' Church: Lunchtime-Organ Recitals, given by Christopher Herrick, John Morehen, Robert Vincent and Jonathan Bielby (single document).
Monday 13 May [1963], Randolph Hotel Ballroom: Recital by the Scottish Pianist Mary Cadogan.
Wednesday 29 May [1963], Dorchester Abbey: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Alan Loveday (violin), conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (two copies plus poster).
Sunday 9 June [1963], St. Andrew's Church, Linton Road: Oxford Orchestral Society, conducted by Sydney Watson.
7 July 1963, Oxford High School Hall, Belbroughton Road: Choir of the Lincoln Girls School, Providence, Rhode Island.
19 August 1963, New Theatre: Sadler's Wells Opera.
26 October 1963, St. Clements Church: Recital of Sacred Songs and Organ Music
28 April, 12 and 26 May and 9 June [1963]; 27 October, 10 and 24 November and 8 December [1963]; and 24 January, 14 and 28 February and 14 March 1965, Gunfield: Oxford Ladies' Musical Society (three documents).
5 June 1964, Bicester Grammar School: Bicester and District Music Society concert by the Oxford Orchestral Society with Martin Jones (piano), conducted by Sydney Watson (with notes and biographical notes).
Wednesday 26 August [1964], Elm Court, Botley: Blades, with Rockin' Rex's Records.
Wednesday 18 November [1964], Clarendon Press Institute, Walton Street: Cabbies and Kings, given Jesus-St. Anne's Music Society.
27 March 1965, Chiltern Edge Secondary School, Sonning Common: South Chiltern Choral Society and Oxford Orchestral Society with Carolyn Lambourne, Alison Parker, David Little and Robert Carpenter Turner (vocal), conducted by Bernard Williams (with words, notes and a list of the choral ensemble).
1, 15 and 29 May and 12 June 1965, Long Gallery, Yarnton Manor, Oxon: single document for the Allegri String Quartet.
30th August-5th September 1965, New Theatre: Ballet Rambert
17th October 1965, Oxford Playhouse: O.U. Ballet Club presents Masquerade (poster and programme)
Date range of collection
1963 - 1965
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Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
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