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Westmorland Music Festival SCHUBERT


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Mass in G
Joan Alexander (soprano)
David Galliver (tenor)
Arthur Copley (baritone)
The Festival Chorus
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
From St. George's Hall, Kendal
(Also broadcast in the North of England and Northern Ireland Home Services)
Seventy years ago the Westmorland Music Festival was founded by Mary Wakefield , the singer, composer, and lecturer who lived from 1853 to 1910. The first meeting took place at her home at Keswick, but in the following year the Festival was transferred to Kendal. It is competitive and exclusively choral, the choirs being drawn from all over the county; after competing during the day, they all join in the evening concerts. The Festival, which lasts two days, is held every two years. Since 1941 the BBC Northern Orchestra has regularly taken part.
Schubert's Mass in G was composed in 1815, when he was eighteen, for the parish church of Liechtental, the district of Vienna where he was born. H.R.


Soprano: Joan Alexander
Tenor: David Galliver
Baritone: Arthur Copley
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Unknown: Mary Wakefield

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