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: AN ORGAN RECITAL

By G. D. CUNNINGHAM , City Organist,
Birmingham
Relayed from St. Mary-lo-Bow
DESMOND ROBERTS (Baritone)

Contributors

Unknown: G. D. Cunningham
Baritone: Desmond Roberts

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA.

Personally conducted bv
JACK PAYNE
GEORGE GROGIE (Character
Studies)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: George Grogie

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham), Coaching Days,' bv L. D. Powell, with Coach Horn CaUs by William Devillo. Songs by Harold Casey (Baritone). Cyril Davies (Violin)

: Light Music

From Birmingham
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: VAUDEVILLE

From Birmingham
RONALD GOURLEY (Music and Humour)
THE EMILIE GRISHAW BANJO QUARTET
REX BURCHELL (Entertainer at the Piano) THE COBURN SISTERS (Syncopated Harmony)
PHILIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Gourley
Unknown: Emilie Grishaw
Unknown: Rex Burchell
Unknown: Philip Brown

: 'CARMEN'

ACT II
Relayed from the Royal Opera House,
Covcnt Garden
Cast :
Conductor, CHARLES LAUWERS
IN the second Act of Bizet's Carmen we witness the throw of fate which first casts the net of tragedy about the two chief actors. When the curtain rises tho stage is possessed by Carmen herself. A warm-blooded, tempestuous, fascinating, dangerous gipsy beauty, she is a cigar-maker by day, a confederate of smugglers when she chooses. Just now she is having a gay evening among. her lawless friends at an inn just outside Seville. Presently she is to meet her new lover, Don Jose , a young soldier who, to get her out of a scrape. cheerfully went to prison wearing her rose beneath his tunic. As the appointed time approaches, in comes a handsome Toreador, who makes a song of his bravo deeds. No need to say what song this is; but it is new to Carmen, and surges in her head like a fiery wine. This dashing, proud fellow, the idol of the crowd. ... She is less pleased now at having to wait for her chivalrous friend from the barracks. Still, she waits. while the smugglers, after sineing a gay quintet, depart. T h en Don Jos6 arrives, melodious, at the inn, and Carmen dancos to him, singing a wild melody and punctuating her steps with thA castanets.
Slowly, sadly, Don Jos é draws the crushed flower from his breast and sings the famous ' Flower Song,' a declaration of passionate, imperishable love. Carmen answers: Then come with me, over the hills and far away' (in a tuneful duet, of beguilement and despairing resistance.) He almost yields, but duty holds him, and he is at the point of leaving her for ever, when a loud knock is heard at the door and in strides one of Don Jose 's officers, with a confident, amorous glance upon Carmen. Jealousy inflames the distracted Don Jose. He draws upon his officer, and from that mad moment he is a destroyed man. The smugglers rush in and seize the fighting pair, and the Act is at on end.
In the third Act Don Jos6 is a smuggler and Carmen's gloomy lover, while she does not disguise her preference for the dashing Toreador. In the fourth Act Don Jos6 kills her.

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Lauwers
Unknown: Don Jose
Unknown: Don Jos6
Unknown: Don Jos
Unknown: Don Jose
Unknown: Don Jose.
Unknown: Don Jos6
Unknown: Don Jos6
Carmen: Georgette Frozier-Marrot
Don José: Franz Kaisin
ZuniGa: Paul Payan
Romendado: Octave Dua
Dancairo: Louis Dufranne
Frasquita: Maryse Dietz
Mercedes: Jane Laugier

: DANCE MUSIC

: TEDDY BROWN'S BAND and the MELODIANS, directed by SID PHILLIPS,
from the Cafe de Paris








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