Moving Tone - contemporary music en Oxford Holywell Music Room In the summer of 1998, the Holywell Music Room celebrated its 250th anniversary. The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, it opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. 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 a lease on the building. While Wadham College owns the Holywell Music Room, the use of this room is divided between the Faculty of Music and the College. The Faculty makes use of the room during University Term Time and Wadham during vacations, with each using its own discretion regarding policy and charges. classical classical contemporary music gigs - acoustic venue Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:02:55 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4913 at Oxford - Speech Project <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>3 Mar 2012 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>3 Mar 2012 - 22:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>'Music that transforms the spoken words of folk legends.' Using the rhythms and natural melody found in Irish speech, composer and producer Gerry Diver has created a unique collection of new compositions. The Speech Project features exclusive spoken word contributions from seminal Irish folk musicians including Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore, Martin Hayes and Danny Meehan and archive interviews from Margaret Barry and Joe Cooley. Key phrases from recorded interviews are the seeds from which his compositions grow into ground-breaking and beautiful works.</p> contemporary music folk gigs - acoustic spoken word Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:06:16 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4694 at