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: Christmas Morning Service

Relayed from the -Central Hall,
Birmingham
Order of Service:
Sentences
Hymn, 'O come, all ye faithful' (Methodist
Hymnal, No. 123)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
Reading. St. Luke ii, verses 1-20.
Hymn,'Christians, awake, salute the happy morn ' (Methodist Hymnal, No. 124)
Organ Voluntaryboy is born' (Fifteenth Cenffi: ' Unto^a boy is born - {Fifteenth Cen turv) (Oxford Book of Carols, No. 92) (By permission of O.U.P.)the sons of the Hymn, ' Brightest, and best of No. of the morning' (Methodist Hymnal, No. 127)
Address by the Rev. E. BENSON PERKINS Superintendent of the Birmingham Central Mission
S the Wesleyan Methodist Church)
Hymn, 'It came upon the midnight clear
. (Methodist Hymnal, No. 132) Organ Postlude
(At the Organ, Mr. GEORGE, PLANT)

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. Benson Perkins

: A Symphony Concert

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
GRIEGS Pianoforte Concerto in A Minor has always been afavourite, alike with performers and audiences ; its vivid and picturesque themes make it easy to forget that the piece as a whole suffers from
Grieg's weakness in developing his subjects.
With a roll of the drums and a loud chord from the orchestra, the pianoforte announces an introductory theme which has a large say in the course of the movement. After a silent pause, woodwinds and soloist between them announce the first main tune, made up of two contrasting phases, and thereafter the course of the movement is easily followed. In the customary place there is a brilliant cadenza, after which the movement is rounded off by a Coda based on the principal theme.
The strings begin the slow movement with a simple melody of folk-tune character, and this, with a brilliant commentary bv the soloist, furnishes the whole of the brief movement; it leads without a break into the energetic last movement in which, after a very brief introduction, the soloist announces the merry theme, a tune which no one would have the slightest difficulty in recognizing as Grieg.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: ORCHESTRA

Symphony in G (' The
Surprise ')
Haydn
Adagio ; Andante, vivace assai;
Minuetto; Allegro di Molto

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham)
'A Punch and Judy Show ,' pre- sented by J. Burdin. Songs by MARJORIE HOVERD (Soprano), and CUTHBERT FORD (Baritone)

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Show
Unknown: J. Burdin.
Soprano: Marjorie Hoverd

: A BAND CONCERT

THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM POLICE
BAND
(From Birmingham)
Conducted by RICHARD WASSELL

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Wassell

: 'Pantomime Season - 1928'

'Dick Whittington and His Cat'
Written, Composed and Directed by Ernest Longstaffe
(For further details see page 818.)

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe

: Dancing Time

(From Birmingham)
A programme of Dance Music arranged for Old and Young by PAUL RAFFMAN and his BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Raffman








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