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From Birmingham
EDITH JAMES and her ENTERTAINERS

: DANCE MUSIC

HAROLD TCRLEY 'S BAND, from Winbush's Prince's Cafe, Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Tcrley

: A BALLAD CONCERT .

LESLIE BENNETT (Baritone); CECIL BAUMER
(Pianoforte)

Contributors

Baritone: Leslie Bennett
Baritone: Cecil Baumer

: The Children's Hour (From Birmingham) :

'THE SHOEMAKER'
A Christmas Opera for Children, by ROBIN MILFORD
Chorus of Mice BIRMINGHAM STUDIO (LADIES') CHORUS
Incidental Music by the BIRMINGHAM STUDIO STRING QUARTET and FLUTE, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE Operetta is founded on one of Grimm's fairy tales. In the First Act, which takes place on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, we are introduced to the poor shoemaker and his wife, who are working away, anxious to get a lot of shoes finished that the King's retinue will be needing; but they cannot see how the work can be done in time. Their cat, Boots, cheers them up. When they have gone off, the mice enjoy themselves.
In Act II (11.30 on Christmas Eve), the mice, busily working at the unfinished shoes when the shoemaker is abed, are joined by the Merry Mouse from the Mill. They all sing and make merry The Merry Mouse has been sent by the King's steward for the shoes for the royal retinue.
The mice quickly finish the work, and are at play when the cat enters. They squeal and run away. Now the shoemaker and his wife come in. They have been watching the mice at work, and are delighted with their little friends' industry and kindness. After all have gone out, the mice enter, and go to bed, hanging up their stockings, which Santa Claus duly fills when they are asleep.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
The Shoemaker: Edgar Lane
His Wife: Phyllis Richardson
Boots, the Cat: Leslie Bennett

: LIGHT MUSIC

From Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: DANCING TIME

THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Firman

: SANTOS CASANI : ' A Lesson in The New Waltz'

-(II)
Special Article o)t page 620.)

: A CHRISTMAS FANTASY

From Birmingham
Written by JOHN OVERTON
With Incidental Music by THE BIRMINGHAM
STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Written By: John Overton








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