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Collection Description

Collection Title
Three Choirs Festival (1978–2003)
Unique Identifier
Programme books/Festival Brochures for the Three Choirs Festival, given alternately in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester in 1978, 1986 and between 1992 and 2003 (being nos. 251, 259 and 265-76).

All booklets contain programmes with words and notes, detailed information regarding the solo performers and ensembles engaged (including biographical notes, photographs and lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles) and historical notes on the Festival and its venues. Many also provide detailed information about the organizers of the Festival and practical information such as map and seating plans.

The names of the Festival Conductors are given in parenthesis below.

Gloucester (nos. 259, 265, 268, 271 and 274)
16-23 August 1986 (John Sanders)
22-29 August 1992 (John Sanders)
19-26 August 1995 (David Briggs)
15-22 August 1998 (David Briggs)
18-25 August 2001 (David Briggs)

Hereford (nos. 267, 270, 273 and 276)
21-26 August 1994 (Roy Massey)
16-22 August 1997 (Roy Massey)
19-25 August 2000 (Roy Massey)
16-22 August 2003 (Geraint Bowen)

Worcester (nos. 251, 266, 269, 272 and 275)
26 August-2 September 1978 (Donald Hunt)
21-28 August 1993 (Donald Hunt)
17-24 August 1996 (Donald Hunt)
21-27 August 1999 (Adrian Lucas)
17-23 August 2002 (Adrian Lucas)
Date range of collection
1978 - 2003
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
Open Map
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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Related Publications
Management Information (Type)
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council