Mon 20 Nov, 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
A unique and very special Concert. The Oxford Trobadors will perform for the first time with the two top performers from the south of France: Peiraguda from the Perigord, with their no 1 radio hit song La Dama Pijoniera. Nadau, from the Pyrenees, with the echo of thousands filling Paris Olympia to hear Jan de Nadau lead them with their famous Immortela. This will be the largest celebration of Occitan music since Richard the Lionheart, the Trobador-singing English King. An unmissable event featuring old favourites and great new songs, fresh from the vibrant Mediterranean cultural scene.
Duration: 2:00 with interval