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Leader, Louis LEVITUS
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Leader: Louis Levitus

: The Western Studio Orchestra

Leader, Louis Levitus

Hilda Searle can claim to be a pioneer broadcaster, for she took part in the first B.B.C. programme in 1922. Her voice combines lyric, operatic, and coloratura qualities with equal success, and as her training has been musical as well as vocal she has on several occasions been able to take over principal roles in unfamiliar works at short notice. She has appeared at the Old Vie, playing leading parts in many of the best known operas.


Leader: Louis Levitus
Unknown: Hilda Searle


' We drag in the Yule log'

: A Concert

(By permission of the Chief Constable, Mr. F. J. MAY)
Conducted by A. SHACKLEFORD and BEN DAVIES (Tenor)
(From Swansea)
BEN DAVIES is surely almost unique. At the ago of nearly seventy-four he still retains his pure voice and polished singing.
He employs the old Italian method of voice production, singing on resonance, which savos the voice enormously. Joan de Heszke first drew his attention to the method, which Ben Davies perfected. That, with the Welsh gift for song, is the secret of his success.


Conducted By: A. Shackleford
Tenor: Ben Davies
Unknown: Ben Davies
Unknown: Joan de Heszke
Unknown: Ben Davies

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