Ancient and Modern, No 157; Psalm 137. vv. 1-6 ; Ancient and Modem, No. 274
At The Organ of The Gaumont Palace Cinema,
Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from The Commodore Theatre,
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
EVERTON v. MANCHESTER CITY
A running commentary by GEORGE F. ALLISON
Preceded by Community Singing.
Arranged by the News Chronicle,
Conducted by T. P. RATCLIFF.
Accompanied by the band of H.M. ROYAL
(By kind permission of Lt.-Col. D. C. Boles , commanding the Royal Horse Guards.)
Conducted'by Director of Music and Lt. W. J. Gunn , M.C.
Relayed from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
Lt.-Col. D. C.
Lt. W. J.
At The Organ of The Granada, Tooting
' May Eve'
An Irish Fantasy by NORAH HOLLOWAY
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
Lady ALINGTON : ' Saving Life from
Professor HENRY LEWIS : Musicians and the Welsh Language '
(West Regional Programme)
Mr. TERENCE BIRD: ' An Unprofessional
Mr. Terence Bird tells how, in search of a holiday out of the common, he went to the Channel Islands with a few pounds, found work as a plasterer on » building job, and what befell him in that pleasant, but unusual, occupation.
by DIRAN ALEXANIAN Diran Alexanian, son of an Armenian judge, was born in Constantinople in 1881. A brilliant soloist before the war, he later came under the influence of Pau Casals, who founded for him a 'cello class at the famous Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He is as brilliant a teacher as he is a soloist.
CHICK FARR assisted by BERT FARLAND
A Song, A Joke, and A Piano
The Girl with the Irresistible Humour
The Laughing Cavalier of Song
In Types and Notions
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA, under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY , will play during the programme
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. JAMES AGATE : Sir Frank Benson '
Sir Frank Benson , whose career
Mr. James Agate sketches tonight, has rendered unique service to the English theatre. Apart from his distinguished career as an actor, notable for many fine Shakespearean performances, the companies with which he toured the provinces and the Dominions for many years were recognised as first-rate nurseries of actin which many prominent actors gained their early experience. He has made some magnificent records for this broadcast : listeners will hear his rendering of three famous speeches from Shakespearean plays : * No matter where, of comfort no man speak ...' (Richard 11, III.2); ' Friends, Romans, countrymen ...' (Julius Cœsar, III, 2); ' Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness ...' (Henry VIII , 111. 2).
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
KATE WINTER and Orchestra
Four Dances from The Blue Bird
1. Dance of the Mistmaids ; 2. Dance of Fire and Water ; 3. Dance of Stars and Glowworms; 4. Dance of the Hours and Leaves
Birds (Song Cycle)
1. Cuckoo; 2. Wren; 3. Wagtail; 4. Night-Jar; 5. Woodpecker
Pastorale for String Orchestra
Hornpipe (First Performance)
Norman O'Neill and the Haymarket
Theatre are almost inseparable terms. O'Neill was Erst appointed Music Director of the Haymarket in 1908 and, with one short break, he has been there ever since. It is from his pen that a great deal of the delightful music incidental to the Haymarket plays has come. One of his earliest commissions in this regard was to write the incidental music to Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird in 1909; some of that music has been in concert programmes for nearly twenty-five years, and listeners will agree that it is still as welcome as ever it was. In 1920 he wrote the music to Barne's Mary Hose ; that, too, still delights us. When he is not in the theatre Mr. O'Neill is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and a member of the Board of the Royal Philharmonic Society, as was, by the way, his grandfather, Dr. Callcott, a hundred years ago.
, read by ROBERT HARRIS
AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, relayed from
The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)
, at 11.30