Act I of Puccini's Opera
' Madam Butterfly '
Members of the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Conductor, CARLO SABAJNO
Chorus Master, VITTORE VENEZIANI
Lieutenant Pinkerton, an officer of the United States Navy, arrives at Nagasaki in the course of his duties. It is here that he meets Cho-Cho-San, known as Madam Butterfly.
Goro is a Japanese marriage broker, to whom Pinkerton goes to draw up an agreement concerning his forthcoming marriage to Butterfly, for whom he has a passing infatuation. Goro assures him that the marriage is only binding so long as he continues to live with his wife.
In the meantime, Madam Butterfly has forsaken her gods to become a Christian and is scorned by her relations, who finally renounce her.
To Pinkerton comes Sharpless, the American Consul at Nagasaki, who tries to dissuade him from this marriage and points out that Butterfly is very serious and is under the impression that she is entering a life contract ; but Pinkerton does not listen to him, and the marriage takes place and is followed by a feast, where her uncle, the Bonze, finally curses her. The Act ends with mutual protestations of love.
Kate Pinkerton I:
Conducted by The Rev. Dr. PERCY
DEARMER, Canon of Westminster
Order of Service
(The Labourers in the Vineyard)
Hymns, City of God, how broad and far (S.P., 468); Dismiss me not Thy Service, Lord (S.P., 297)
Carol, The Garden of Jesus (O.B.C.,
Doxology, All praise and thanks to God
by BERKELEY MASON
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
' Touching the Untouchable'
The Diamond Jubilee of the Mission to Lepers, by the Rev. E. B. SHARPE , K.I.H., Superintendent of the Purulia
Sixty years ago the Mission to the Lepers was founded to help lepers and the children of lepers, and to fight leprosy, throughout the world. This afternoon, in token of their Diamond Jubilee, the Rev. E. B. Sharpe , who supervises the Mission's biggest institution, the Leper Home and Hospital at Purulia, India, is to tell listeners of the Mission's struggles and achievements. Mr. Sharpe has been in India working for the Mission for twenty-five years.
Rev. E. B.
Rev. E. B.
JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor) ANTONIO BROSA (violin)
ANTONI SALA (violoncello) JOHN IRELAND (pianoforte)
ANTONIO BROSA AND JOHN IRELAND Sonata No. 2, in A minor
I. Allegro ; 2. Poco lento quasi adagio ; 3. In tempo moderato
The Advent (Alice Meynell)
Hymn for a Child (Sylvia Townsend
My Fair (Alice Mcynell)
The Salley Gardens (W. B. Yeats )
The Soldier's Return (Sylvia Townsend
The Scapegoat (Sylvia Townsend
(Accompanied by Tire COMPOSER)
ANTONI SALA AND JOHN IRELAND Sonata i. Moderato sostenuto; 2. Poco largamentc. 3. Con moto e marcato
The Augustan Age at Rome
The Aeneid of Virgil
Read in the translation of James Rhoadcs and irf the original Latin by RONALD WATKINS
By OLGA HALEY (mezzo-soprano)
St. Mary's Baptist Church
Order of Service
Hymn, When all Thy mercies, 0 my
God (B.C.H., 55 ; A. and M., 517)
Lesson, Hebrews i
Anthem, Come, Thou Ho!y Paraclete
Hymn, Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts
(B.C.H.; 163 ; A. and M., 190)
Address by the Rev. GILBERT LAWS (President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland)
Hymn, Our day of praise is done
(B.C.H., 603 ; A. and M., 30)
Organist and Choirmaster,
An Appeal on behalf of THE ROYAL HOSPITAL AND HOME FOR INCURABLES, PUTNEY, by the President of the Hospital, the Right Honourable VISCOUNT LEE OF FAREHAM, G.C.B.,
This National Charity was founded by Dr. Andrew Reed and was instituted at the Mansion House in 1854. The design of the Institution is to relieve and to cherish for life persons of the poorer middle classes suffering from incurable maladies and thereby disqualified for life's duties. At the present time there are 900 beneficiaries. The annual expenditure is £50,000, and the assured income is only about £12,000, leaving nearly £,40,000 to be raised annually from voluntary subscriptions.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
General News Bulletin
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Members of the B.B.C. CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
MAVIS BENNETT (soprano)
Relayed from The Spa Pavilion,
Felixstowe (Violin obbligato, WYNFORD REYNOLDS)