CLIFFORD DERI (baritone)
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
by WINIFRED SMALL
The British Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter : Overture, Figaro (Mozart)
Riccardo Stracciari (baritone), with the Milan Symphony Orchestra : Largo al Factotum (Way for the Factotum) (The Barber of Seville) (Rossini)
Conchita Supervia (mezzo-soprano) with Chorus and Orchestra : Les Tringles des Sistres tintaient (To the Sound of the Tambourines) (Carmen) (Bizet)
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone) with Orchestra : Even bravest heart (Faust) (Gounod)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Polonaise (Eugen Onegin ) (Tchaikovsky)
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala,
Milan : Chorus to the Moon (Turandot) (Puccini)
Lotte Schoene (soprano) :
Signore Ascolta (Listen, Lord) (Turandot) (Puccini)
Antonio Cortis (tenor) : Non
Piangere, Liu (Do not weep. Liu) (Turandot) (Puccini) ; Nessun Dorma (None shall sleep) (Turandot) (Puccini)
Maria Nemeth (soprano) with Chorus and Orchestra of The Vienna State Opera, conducted by Karl Alwin : Der Freud ist dein (Joy is thine) (Die Konigin von Saba) (The Queen of Sheba) (Goldmark)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
' Christmas is Coming '
Hymns, Hills of the North, rejoice
(S.P. 64, verses I, 2, 5)
0 little town of Bethlehem (S P.
79, verses I, 3, 4, 5)
It came upon the midnight clear (S.P. 76, verses 1, 3, 4, 5)
Carol, No room in the Inn (Oxford
Book of Carols 114, verses I, 2, s)
Doxology, All glory be to God on High (S.P. 82, verse 6)
Sharing the Gospel: I, By the Spoken Word '
By the Rev. W. J. NOBLE , General Secretary of the Methodist Missionary
Today we are to hear the first of five talks showing how the Gospel is shared. Mr. W. J. Noble is the Secretary in charge of the Methodist Missionary Society's work in India, Burma, Ceylon, and South Africa. For more than twenty years he was a missionary in Ceylon where for a time he had charge of an Industrial School.
Rev. W. J.
Mr. W. J.
By the Rev. D.O. Soper, Ph.D.
THE GRILLER STRING
Sidney Griller (vioHn) ; Jack O'Brien (violin); Philip Burton (viola) ;
Colin Hampton (violoncello)
DORA LABBETTE (soprano)
A hundred years ago today, Joseph Aloysius Hansom registered his ' Patent Safety Cab ', the heavy father of the hansom cab which was later to become so popular. Like all new-fangled ideas, it was regarded at first with suspicion. It was patronised chiefly by dashing young dandies, and a contemporary journal writes of it, 'The design must have appeared to the inventor in a dream, for no working man could ever have hit off such a queer, upside-down, incongruous looking vehicle '. Yet there were nearly 8,000 hansom cabs plying for hire in London at the end of the century, although the advent of the electric cab in 1897 had sounded the first hooter of their doom. Two years ago there were fifteen hansom cabs left in London, and today there are two. The driver of one of these, now aged eighty, will be in the studio to pronounce a valedictory oration on what Disraeli called ' the gondola of London '.
WILFRED MILES (tenor) LAMOND (pianoforte)
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Order of Service
Hymn, As with gladness (A. and M, 79 ;
Confession and Lord's Prayer
Carol, Child in the Manger
Carol, Unto us a Boy is born
Address by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Carol, Myn Lyking
Rev. W. H.
An Appeal on behalf of THE MIDDLESEX
HOSPITAL, by H.R.H. PRINCE ARTHUR
OF CONNAUGHT, K.G.
H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught, Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital, is to broadcast an appeal for the Equipment and Maintenance Fund of the great new hospital.
The growth of the Middlesex Hospital has been phenomenal. At its foundation in 1745 it had eighteen beds. In 1792 a Cancer Ward-the first in this country-was founded, and in 1912 the Cancer Wing was increased to hold ninety beds. Today it has 468 general beds and sixty-four for private patients. As soon as it is possible to maintain the whole of the available accommodation, there will be 700 general beds.
Expenditure has naturally grown in proportion. In 1782 it was £2,200, today £136,000, and with the next great increase in beds and the opening of huge new departments, like that of Radio-Therapy, expenditure is likely to reach £175,000.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
Serenade - Schubert
Arabesque No. 2 - Debussy
Gavotte in E - .Bach, arr. Kreisler
Fairy Frolic - Quilter
Berceuse - Godard
Miniature Viennese March - Kreisler
Minuet - Beethoven, arr. Kreisler
Passacaglia - Cyril Scott
STILES ALLEN (soprano)
MARGARET BALFOUR (contralto)
TOM PICKERING (tenor)
KEITH FALKNER (bass)
THE B.B.C. CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT