SYBIL EATON (Violin)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
: Dr. A. W. WILKIE, Up from Fotichism : How a real African Church is Developing.' S.B. from Edinburgh
WHAT Dr. A. W. Wilkio does not know about West Africa is not worth knowing. For eighteen years he worked in the Calabar area, which Mary Slessor mado famous. In 1918 ho removed to the Gold Coast to take over the control of the work formerly carried on there by the German Missions. Ho has been a member of several Government educational commissions, and of the Phelps Stokes Fund West African Educational
Commission in 1922. His primary interest, however, is in the development of a strong African Church.
POET LAUREATE throughout the second part of Queen
Victoria's reign, Tennyson took his position seriously, and was most punctilious in composing celebratory pieces on events of national importance, such as tho Burial of tho Duke of Wellington and the Charge of the Light Brigade. These official odes are, however, by far the least interesting part of his work; his best poetry occurs in ' In Momoriam' and in such incidental lyiies to some of his longer poems as ' Blow, bugle, blow,' which will be amongst the pieces read this afternoon.
Relayed from the Church of the Messiah, Birmingham
LEONIE ZIFADO (Soprano) ; Alice VAUGHAN (Contralto); JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor) ; HERBERT SIMMONDS (Baritone); G. D. CUNNINGHAM (Organ Continuo); and the BIRMINGHAMSTUDIO CHORUS and Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Lewis
(For the words of the Cantata, see page 573
to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the League of Nations Covenant
S.B. from, Leeds
Order of Service :
Hymn, ' All people that on earth do dwell'
(E.H., No. 365)
Lord's Prayer and Collect Reading, Micah iv, 1-7
Hymn, Thy Kingdom come, 0 God' (E.H.,
Address : I ORD BISHOP OF Winchester
Prayers for World Peace and the League of Nations
Hymn, ' And did those feet in ancient time ' Parry Benediction
Appeal on behalf of the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies, by tho Countess OF
THIS Hospital is remarkable in that it exists,
primarily, for those patients it does not attend-tho future patients of its midwifery pupils. It was founded in 1905 for the purpose of improving the training of midwives, and the standard it then set of a full twelve month's training was copied twenty-one years later by the Central Midwives' Board. Having begun life (like the babies it cares for) on a very small scale, the Hospital grow gradually, and a new building was erected, with the help of the Ministry of Health, and opened by the Queen in 1922. But owing to lack of funds, only one-third of tho eventual National Training School could then be built, and a second section is soon to bo begui at a cost of £30,000, only half of which is at present in hand.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]
and the Park Lane Hotel Orchestra From the Park Lane Hotel
LEONARD Gowincs (Tenor) THE scene of Goring Thomas' Esmerelda is laid in fifteenth-century Paris. This song describes tho beauty of Esmerelda :— '0 vision entrancing, 0 lovely and light, My heart at thy dancing Grows faint for delightFair-so fair-yet so poor and lowly, Dear—so dear-to this heart of mine."
FOR a long time Mendelssohn had
(as he put it) a Violin Concerto ' swimming about in his head in a shapeless condition.'
At last, after six years, it crystallized, and in making its first appearance in public it became an instantaneous success.
The SECOND MOVEMENT (Moving gently), is a sort of exalted ' Song without Words.'
Following on the Second Movement there is a passage of meditation and indecision for Strings (led by the Soloist), then, with a preliminary fanfare, we are phmged into the exuberant, dancing Finale.
COMPOSER, pianist, conductor—all these was
Liszt. But it is as a virtuoso pianist and composer that he is remembered. It is said that when ho had played at concerts, young ladies used to fight round the piano to gain possession oi wires which he had broken, and have them made into bracelets!
His Hungarian Rhapsodies in particular amazed people with their brilliance and force. Liszt founded these Hungarian Rhapsodies on the folk-tunes of his native Hungary, and tried to express in them the gloom, vigour and excitability of the national temperament.