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: My Favourite Songs - XV

A Recital by Rispah Goodacre (Contralto).


Contralto: Rispah Goodacre

: The Make-Up Box Concert Party

Relayed from Llandaff Fields Pavilion.

A little episode at one of our rehearsals

Harold Furness dons the Motley

Ronald Brandon and the Operatic Trio
Othello, Desdemona and Faust .... Denis Mayne

Lena Lawton tries to teach Ronnie to dance

Douglas Lindsay will sing 'The Ginchy Road'

The Company
The Spanish Way


Performer: Harold Furness
Singers: Ronald Brandon and the Operatic Trio
Performer: Lena Lawton
Singer: Douglas Lindsay

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local Announcements)

: Songs of Summer

The Kymric Oriana Choir
conducted by John Devonald

Many listeners will recall hearing Henry Leslie's Choir, which, formed in the 'fifties of last century, was famous until 1880, when it broke up. It was later re-organized, again under his direction. Leslie wrote a good deal of music, both vocal and instrumental-cantatas, anthems, operettas, chamber music, etc.
How sweet the moonlight sleeps is a setting of some of the familiar lines of Lorenzo, in the last Act of The Merchant of Venice.
With Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (based on Longfellow's poems, in his
Tales of a Wayside Inn) Elgar made a dramatic cantata, just over thirty years ago. At the end of the work there is an Epilogue telling of the power of the Cross over the sword. The unaccompanied chorus, As torrents in summer, compares the work of God on fainting hearts to the rain from the skies swelling the thirsty streams in summer.
(to 23.00)


Singers: The Kymric Oriana Choir
Choir conducted by: John Devonald

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