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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Concert Programmes: Box 8 (1966-69)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.1
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various venues in Oxford – principally college venues and the Town Hall – between 1966 and 1969, held loosely as the eighth of 51 boxes of material relating to musical activity in Oxford from 1831.

Also included in this box is a handbill for Three Concerts by the Mikis Theodorakis Ensemble (2-4 November [1967], Conway Hall, London) and Souvenir Brochures (with words, notes, biographical notes and photographs) for the English Bach Festivals of 1966, 1967 and 1969, held in Oxford between 25 June-10 July 1966 (two copies), 17 June-2 July 1967 and 27 June-13 July 1969.

Programmes are listed here alphabetically by venue. Where no other indication is given, documentation consists of a handbill/single-sheet programme.

1. College venues
- Brasenose College
- Christ Church College
- Magdalen College
- Merton College Chapel
- St. John’s College
- Miscellaneous college venues
2. Gunfield, 19 Norham Gardens
3. Holywell Music Room
4. Town Hall
- Chelsea Opera Group
- Oxford Harmonic Society
- Oxford Bach Passion Choir
- Oxford Orchestral Society
- Oxford University Orchestra
- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
5. Miscellaneous venues

1. College Venues
- Brasenose College
Saturday 19 February [1966], Hall: Brasenose College Music Society Chamber Concert.
Saturday 30 April [1966], Hall: Schubert, Winterreise, given by David Joyner and Keith Bennett.
Sunday 15 May [1966], Chapel:
Thursday 16 June [1966], Chapel: Brasenose College Music Society.
Saturday 20 May [1967], Hall: Howard Bentley (baritone) and Keith Bennett (piano).

- Christ Church College
4 February 1968, Library: Yehudi Menuhin (violin) (with notes).
Friday 21 June [1968], Upper Library: Christ Church and St. John's Music Societies Orchestral Concert, conducted by Henry Ward.
10 December [1969], Cathedral: Carols from the 14th-20th Centuries, given by Schola Cantorum of Oxford, conducted by Andrew Parrott.

- Magdalen College
All concerts were given by the Clerkes of Oxenford, directed by David Wulstan.
Saturday 23 November [1968]: Advent and Christmas Music (with a list of the choral ensemble).
Saturday 8 February [1969]:
Saturday 7 June [1969]: (with a list of the choral ensemble).
Thursday 3 July [1969]: (with notes and a list of the choral ensemble).
Saturday 29 November [1969]: Christmas Music

Magdalen College/Magdalen College Music Society
Tuesday 13 June [1967], Hall: David Roy (tenor), Peter Allsop (violin) and John Toll (piano).
10 February 1968, Chapel: Bach concert, directed by Robert Reeve (handbill and programme with list of orchestral ensemble).
Tuesday 27 February [1968], Chapel: Budapest University Choir, conducted by Gabor Baross.
Wednesday 12 November [1969], Chapel: conducted by Gregory Rose and Anthony Furnivall.

- Merton College Chapel
11 May 1968: Opening Recital on the New Organ and XVIIIth Century Chamber Organ, each given by a former member to mark the Septencentenary of Merton College.
13 May 1968: Schola Cantorum of Oxford with John Caldwell (organ), conducted by Andrew Parrott.
Saturday 25 May [1968]: Janacek, Glagolitic Mass, given by the Kodaly Choir with Anne Paul Chase, Linda Fox, Alastair Thompson and Peter Reynolds (vocal), conducted by Andrew Parrott (with attached programme note).

- St. John’s College Hall
Friday 2 December [1966]: St. John's College Musical Society, with Horace Fitzpatrick (horn), conducted by Richard McNicol.
Saturday 3 June [1967]: J.S. Bach Concert, conducted by Henry Ward.
Friday 9 June [1967]: St. John's College Musical Society concert given by the New Chamber Orchestra, with Francis Hunter (oboe), conducted by Richard McNicol (two copies).

- Wadham College/Wadham College Musical Society
Saturday 18 February [1967]: Chamber Concert.
Saturday 9 March [1968]: Choral and Orchestral Concert given by the Meryfield Choral Society and Orchestra with Nicholas Burton-Page (horn) and Christian Hunter, Elizabeth Butler, Alastair Thompson and Peter Reynolds (vocal), conducted by Peter Lawson.
Saturday 8 June [1968], Chapel: Concert of Music by Teleman given by Oxford Pro Musica, directed by Don Smithers.
November 9 [1968?], Chapel: Mozart Concert, given by Oxford Pro Musica with Philip Evans (bassoon), conducted by Nicholas Burton-Page.

- Miscellaneous college venues
Monday 23-Saturday 28 May [1966], Worcester College Gardens: Decline and Fall; a new musical given by the Worcester Buskins (single document).
Saturday 18 February [1967], Exeter College Hall: Exeter College Musical Society with the Exonian Singers and Orchestra and Ann Chase, James Bowman, Roger Lawrence and David Hadden (vocal), conducted by Julian Larkin.
Thursday 25 May [1967] and Thursday 30 May [1968], Jesus College Hall: Jesus College Summer Concert given by the Allegri String Quartet/George Malcolm (harpsichord).
Saturday 3 June [1967], St. Hugh's Gardens: Open Air Concert.
Sunday 26 November [1967], St. Peter's College Chapel: including the first performance of Three Songs of Night, set to music for baritone and string quartet by Leon Coates.
Friday 8 December [1967], Lecture Theatre, St. Catherine's College: Christmas Concert given by the New Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Melvyn Cann and Jeremy Fletcher.
Sunday 11 February [1968], Queen's College Hall: String Orchestra concert, conducted by Jeremy Fletcher.
15 May 1968, Queen's College Chapel: Celebrity Organ Recital by Ivor Keys.
17 May 1968, University College Hall: De Peyer-Pleeth-Wallfisch Trio, including the first performance of Robert Simpson, Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano.
7 June 1968, Balliol College Hall: Piano Recital by John Blakely.
4 March 1969, St. Catherine's College: The Stowe Trio.
Wednesday 7 May [1969], New College Chapel: Recital given for New College Music Society by the Wykeham Singers, directed by Timothy Brown.
Friday 30 May [1969], St. Catherine's College Hall: Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, given by St. John's and St. Catherine's Music Societies, with Philip Wilby (violin) and Emma Kirkby, Timothy Brown, David Roy and Mark Rowlinson (vocal), directed by Peter Robinson.
18 October 1969, New College Chapel: David Lumsden (organ), Elizabeth Gale, Jane Metcalfe, Charles Metcalfe and Michael Powell (vocal) with Nicholas Cleobury (organ), conducted by Richard True.
Sundays 26 October and 9 and 23 November [1969], Pembroke College Chapel: Organ Recitals by Marcus Huxley, Richard Peaver and John Katz (single document).
Wednesday 5 November [1969], Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall: Lady Margaret Hall Music Society.

2. Gunfield, 19 Norham Gardens
16 and 30 October, 13 November and 4 December 1966; 22 October, 5 and 19 November and 10 December 1967; 28 January, 11 and 25 February and 17 March 1968; 12 and 26 May and 9 and 23 June 1968; Sunday 20 October, 3 and 17 November and 1 December 1968: Oxford Ladies' Musical Society, renamed Oxford Chamber Music Society, October 1968 (5 handbills, each with programmes for 4 concerts). The concerts on 26 May and 17 November 1968 were given at the Maison Français.

3. Holywell Music Room
28 January 1966: Musica da Camera, presented by the Austrian Institute, London.
5 February 1966: Anna Lockwood (piano) and Atli Sveinsson (piano).
Thursday 10 February and Saturday 26 November [1966]: Pianoforte Recitals by Kathleen Savill.
26 February 1966: English Consort of Viols.
22 October 1966: Piano Recital by Claire Fullalove.
Saturday 19 November [1966]: English Consort of Viols with Martyn Hill (tenor).
Sunday 5 March [1967]: Orchestral Ensemble Concert with Ralph Leavis (piano), conducted by Anthony Negus.
26 November 1967: Chamber Concert.
Saturday 3 February [1968]: Piano Recital by Albert Ferber.
Saturday 9 March [1968]: Informal Recital by Eiko Nakamura (mezzo-soprano) and Stephen Savage (piano).
5 and 6 June 1968: Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, given by the Oxford University Opera Club, conducted by Robert Reeve (single document).
Saturday 22 November [1969]: Allegri Quartet.

4. Town Hall
- Chelsea Opera Group
Where no other indication is given in parenthesis below, these performances were conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite.
Sunday 30 January [1966]: Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (Guy Woolfenden).
Sunday 6 November [1966]: Mozart, The Seraglio.
Sunday 13 November [1966]: Mozart, The Magic Flute (Brian Priestman). This document was also used at a performance on 20 November at the Guildhall, Cambridge.
Sunday 14 May [1967]: Wagner, Die Meistersinger.
Sunday 4 February [1968]: Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov.
Saturday 18 May [1968]: Verdi, Aida.

- Oxford Bach Passion Choir
Programmes for the annual performance of Bach, St. Matthew Passion (1966–68, conducted by Thomas Armstrong) and for a single performance of Bach, St. John Passion (1969, conducted by Ivor Keys). The vocal soloists are listed below.
6 March 1966: Iris Bourne, Jean Allister, Nigel Wickens, Robert Tear, Philip Langridge and Hugh Sheehan (two copies).
5 March 1967: Margaret Neville, Sybil Michelow, Gordon Clinton, Wilfred Brown, Peter Bamber and William Elvin.
10 March 1968: Sheila Armstrong, Alfreda Hodgson, Nigel Wickens, Robert Tear, Vernon Midgley and William Elvin.
9 March 1969: Honor Sheppard, Sybil Michelow, Robert Tear and John Carol Case.

- Oxford Harmonic Society
Programmes for concerts given with the Oxford Orchestral Society and Capriol Orchestral of London, conducted by Richard Silk, with the vocal soloists listed below.
Sunday 27 February [1966]: Haydn, Creation, with Hazel Holt, Ian Partridge and Christopher Keyte (two copies).
27 November 1966: Handel, The Messiah, with Hazel Holt, Pauline Stevens, Ian Partridge and Christopher Keyte (poster and two copies of programme).
Sunday 21 May [1967]:
3 December 1967: Handel, Messiah, with Hazel Holt, Gerald English, Pauline Stevens and Brian Kay (with a list of the choral ensemble).
Sunday 3 March [1968]: Bach and Handel, with Marion Milford, Elizabeth Butler, Caryl Stokes and Robert Lowrie.
Sunday 1 December [1968]: Handel, Messiah, with Marion Milford, Diana Gillingham, David Johnston and Brian Kay.
18 May 1969: Verdi, Requiem, with Marie Hayward, Jean Allister, Kenneth Bowen and Bryan Drake.
Sunday 23 November [1969]: Handel, The Messiah, with Hazel Holt, Pauline Stevens, Adrian de Peyer and Noel Noble.

- Oxford Orchestral Society
Sunday 6 February [1966]: Robert Bottone (piano), conducted by Sydney Watson.
29 January 1967: Roger Hellyer (bassoon), conducted by David Lumsden (two handbills plus a programme with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
18 February 1968: Michael Hill (piano), conducted by Sydney Watson (handbill and programme with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

- Oxford University Orchestra
Friday 27 May [1966] and Saturday 4 February and Friday 2 June [1967]: conducted by Malcolm Binney.
Friday 31 May [1968] and Friday 14 November [1969]: conducted by Edward Olleson, the former including the first performance of Granados, Danza Gitana.

- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
3 February 1966: London Mozart Players with Sheila Armstrong (vocal), conducted by Harry Blech.
Friday 12 May [1967]: New BBC Orchestra with Maureen Lehane (alto), conducted by Erich Schmid.
19 May [1968]: A Promenade Concert with Zsolt Bende (baritone) and the London Sinfonietta, conducted by David Atherton (with biographical notes).
Thursday 6 June [1968]: New London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.
Friday 1 November [1968]: Schubert, Die Winterreise, by John Shirley-Quirk and Alasdair Graham (with Press Opinions).
6 December 1968: Famous Carnival Dancers and the World's Limbo Queen!
Monday 3 March [1969]: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Julius Katchen (piano), conducted by Charles Groves (with photographs).
Tuesday 11 November [1969]: Stonehenge Blues Concert with Freddie King
13 November 1969: Julian Bream (guitar) (with photograph).

5. Miscellaneous Oxford venues
Friday 25 February [1966], St. Michael's Northgate: Orchestral Interludes given by the St. Edmund Hall Choral and Orchestral Society.
14 and 21 May and 11 and 18 June 1966, Long Gallery, Yarnton Manor: Allegri String Quartet with Thea King (clarinet) (single document).
Sunday 15 May [1966], St. Giles' Church: Donald Swann's Festival Matins, given by the St. Edmund Hall Choral Society with John Gould (piano) and Derek Harrison (organ), conducted by Patrick Little.
8 November 1966, Sheldonian Theatre: Piano Recital by Fou Ts'Ong.
Tuesday 7 February [1967], St. Michael's Northgate: St. Edmund Hall Music Society, conducted by Derek Harrison.
Thursday 16 February [1967], Parish Church of St. Philip and St. James, Woodstock Road: Organ Recital by Gillian Weir.
3 May 1968, Sheldonian Theatre: Oxford School and Milham Ford School (with words).
Thursday 30 May [1968], City Church of St. Martin and All Saints: Oxford Harmonic Society Summer Concert, conducted by Richard Silk.
Saturday 15 June [1968], Newman Rooms: New Arcadia.
Tuesday 21 May [1968], University Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin: Recital of Church Music given by the Akademie Chor Luebeck, conducted by Jens Rohwer.
9 October 1968, Taylorian Hall: Cello Recital by Jonathan Beecher, accompanied by Christopher Headington (with photograph).
Sunday 13 October [1968], Newman Rooms: Dark Blues.
19 November [1968], Maison Française: Pianoforte Recital by Hilary Griffiths (poster and programme with notes).
Friday 29 November [1968], Maison Français: Tercentenary Concert by the Archive Players with Janet Price (vocal).
26 November 1968, Halifax House: Pianoforte Recital by Eve Barsham (with notes).
5 January 1969, Skipper Hall, Dragon School: The Women of Bacchus, given by the Stephen Mesquita Dramatic Society.
Saturday 8 March [1969], City Church of St. Martin: Oxford Harmonic Society with the Lorna Windass Quartet and George Caird (oboe), conducted by Richard Silk.
Thursdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 May, 5 and June, 31 October, 6, 13, 20 and 27 November and 4 December [1969], St. Michael's Hall, New Inn Hall Street: Stonehenge. Also held is a general handbill and two marked only Thursday 16 and Thursday 23rd.
18 May 1969, Blenheim Palace: Fourth Church Memorial Concert, given by the Oxford Chamber Ensemble with Nicholas Danby (organ), conducted by Clive Muncaster (with words, notes and biographical notes).
8 June [1969?], 43, St. Giles: H.M.S. Pinafore, given by the Oxford University Friends Society.
27 September 1969, Sheldonian Theatre: Mendelssohn, Elijah, given by the Oxfordshire Choirs and orchestra with Cynthia Glover, Elizabeth Butler, Kenneth Woollam and Brian Rayner Cook, conducted by Sydney Watson (handbill and programme with words).
19 December 1969, Watlington and District Adult Education Centre: Open Evening.
Date range of collection
1966 - 1969
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Not Specific
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Bodleian Library, Music Library
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