Sun 17 Dec, Holywell Music Room
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
The popular Oxfordshire 5-piece present a traditional English Christmas with Seasonal Songs, Carols, Wassails and Dance Tunes. Fiddle, Anglo-concertina, Cello, Guitar and Percussion all enchance the superb singing voices.
"If there were a folk session in heaven it would sound like this!" - SING OUT (USA)
Wheelchair spaces are limited in number at the Holywell Music Room. Please call 01865 305 305 if you require a wheelchair space.