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Collection Title
Oxford Concert Programmes: Miscellaneous Concert Items (no dates)
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Mus. 311 c.16
A box of miscellaneous printed material relating to performances given in and around Oxford, including a bundle of undated programme notes and a further bundle of largely undated concert programmes and handbills.

Programmes are listed here by venue.

1. College venues
2. Holywell Music Room
3. Sheldonian Theatre
4. Town Hall
5. Miscellaneous venues
6. Unknown venues

1. College venues
[no date], St. Hugh's College: Organ Recital by Catherine Ennis (handwritten handbill).
Saturday 28 January, Merton College Chapel: The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips (with notes and a list of the choral ensemble).
Sunday 31 January, 7, 14, 21 and 28 February and 7 March, Worcester College Chapel: Organ Recitals given for the Worcester-Somerville Musical Society by Denis Vaughan, George Miles, James Dalton, Michael Howard, Ralph Downes and Martindale Sidwell (single document).
Sunday 5 March, Brasenose College Chapel: Brasenose Choir and String Players, conducted by Lionel Lethbridge (handbill).
Sunday 8 March, Exeter College Chapel: Exeter College Musical Society with the Exeter Orchestra and Exonian Singers, conducted by David Wright and Raymond Clausen (handbill).
Wednesday 13 March, Merton College Chapel: The Trondheim Soloists, directed by Bjarne Fiskum (A4 poster with photograph).
Friday 13 May, Christ Church Cathedral: Veronica Henderson (cello), for Christ Church Music Society (A4 poster).
Saturday 26 May, Keble College Hall: Recital by the Deller Consort, given for Keble College Music Society (A4 handbill).
Thursday 28 May, Memorial Room, Worcester College: Piano Recital by Kathryn Oswald, for the Worcester-Somerville Music Society (A4 poster).
Saturday 25 June, Magdalen College: Singing in Cloisters, by Magdalen College Choir (A4 poster).
Friday 21 October, Brasenose College Chapel: Recital of Old Music given by the Lincoln College Chapel Choir (handbill, with a list of choral ensemble).
Saturday 7 November, University College: Recital by Alfred Deller (countertenor) and Desmond Dupré (lute) for University College Musical Society.
Wednesday 25 November, New College: Bishop Berkeley's Buskers, given as a New College Music Society Lunchtime Concert (A4 handbill).
Thursday 18 December, Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College: Oxford Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Withers (A4 handbill).

2. Holywell Music Room
Sunday 3 May: Albinoni Quartet (handbill).
Sunday 9 May: Music of Eighteenth-Century Venice, given by Oxford Cappella with Janet Edmund (mezzo-soprano), directed by Denis Arnold (handbill).
Wednesday 12 May: Frideswide Clerks (handbill).
Tuesday 2 June: Piano Recital by Dr Sherlaw Johnson (handbill).
Friday 1 August: Janis Vakarelis (piano).
Saturday 30 October-Friday 5 November: Allegri Quartet in Residence (single handbill).
Sunday 30 October: Guarnerius String Quintet for the Oxford Chamber Music Society (handbill with biographical note).
Tuesday 22 November: Nicholas Clapton (alto), Geoffrey Webber (harpsichord) and Elizabeth Liddle (viola da gamba) (handbill, A4 poster and programme).

3. Sheldonian Theatre
Thursday 26 November: Oxford Philharmonia, conducted by Felicity Rich (poster).
Saturday 3 June 1989: Mahler, Symphony No. 2 given by the Oxford Symphony Orchestra and Oxford Bach Choir, conducted by Robert Secret (with words, notes, biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble). The concert also featured motets conducted by Michael Smedley.

4. Town Hall
Sunday 10 January: Menges String Quartet with Pauline Juler (clarinet) (handbill).
Sunday 11 January: Jacques String Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Jacques (handbill).
Sunday 10 February: Mozart, The Magic Flute, given by Chelsea Opera Group, conducted by Colin Davis (with plot synopsis). This programme was also used for a performance on 17 February (Guildhall, Cambridge).
Sunday 13 May: Puccini, La Boheme, given by the London Opera Group (with plot synopsis). This programme was also used for performances on 4 March (Guildhall, Cambridge) and 19 May (Ebbisham Hall, Epsom).
Sunday 1 April: Oxford Symphony Orchestra with Duncan McTier, conducted by Robert Secret (A4 poster).
Monday 24 May: Passadena Roof Orchestra, given by the Oxford and Cambridge Festival Arts Society (handbill).

5. Miscellaneous venues
[no date], Wesley Memorial Church: A Concert for Harvest, directed by Keith Lambert and David Burchell.
[no date], Taylorian: Recital de Piano by Bernard Flavigny (handbill).
Saturday 11 March, St. Michael's Church: Summertown Choral Society with Carol Stokes, Elizabeth Butler, David Roy and Tom Wheare (vocal), conducted by David Langdon (handbill).
Saturday 21 May, Oxford Playhouse: Third Jazz Festival Day (leaflet).
Saturday 13 June, Newman Rooms, St. Aldate's: Oxford University Brass Ensemble, conducted by Catherine Greenwood (handbill).
27 June, St. Clement's Mission Hall: Tenth Popular Concert.
12 July, Friends' Meeting House, St. Giles: A Summer's Evening Concert given by the Da Capo Singers and Aeolus Wind Quintet.
Wednesday 17 November, Dora Cohen Hall: Recital of Tudor and Jacobean Music by the Halcyon Consort.
Tuesday 12 December, St. James's Church, Beauchamp Lane, Cowley: Concert Studio Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Perrem (poster).

6. Unknown venues.
[no date]: Pouishnoff (piano) (with notes, biographical note and photograph).
[no date]: Solomon (piano) (with Analytical Notes and photograph).
[no date]: Joerg Demus, presented by the Anglo-Austrian Music Society (handbill).
[no date]: Child of Our Time given by Schola Cantorum of Oxford and Oxford Chamber Orchestra with Jill Gomez [corrected to Anna Francis], Eirian James, Peter Pears and Thomas Hemsley (vocal), conducted by Nicholas Cleobury (with words, notes and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
Summer 1994: Concert in Honour of Fiftieth Birthday of John Tavener, given by the Oxford Pro Musica Singers, conducted by Michael Smedley (with words and brief notes).
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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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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council