Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
EVELYN GIBB (soprano)
by EDWARD MITCHELL
THELMA TusoN (soprano)
Extracts from Act III of Wagner's Opera 'The Mastersingers'
Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano),
Friedrich Schorr (bass-baritone): Sieh' Ev'chen (Where can she be ?)
Friedrich Schorr: Aha! da streicht die Lene (Aha Lene is about the house already)
Quintet: Brightly as the Sun
The British Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter: Dance of the Apprentices and Entrance of the Masters
Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin
State Opera House, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech: Wach auf! (Awake! day is approaching)
Friedrich Schorr: Euch macht ihr's leicht (Sachs acknowledges the crowd's greeting)
Prize Song: with Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera House conducted by Dr. Weissmann
Friedrich Schorr with Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera House, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Finale, Verachtet mir die Meister nicht (Disdain our masters not my friend) 1
A Programme of Slavonic Music
' Our Year's Work'
Hark the herald angels sing (S.P.74) While -shepherds watched their flocks by night (S.P. 82)
Carol, Here we come a-wassailing
Doxology: Sing, choirs of angels
(S.P. 78, v. 6)
Three Plays by Mona SWANN
3-MARY THE MOTHER
(By permission of Lilian Baylis )
With incidental music under ths direction of KNEALE KELLEY
Produced by PETER CRESWELL
Voice of Gabriel:
A Wise Man:
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET: Antonio Brosa (violin) ; Norman Chappie (violin) ; Leonard Rubens (viola); Livio Mannucci (violoncello)
GEORGE PARKER (baritone)
' The Palestine Gendarmerie'
DOUGLAS V. DUFF
This is no political or social talk on Palestine, or a collection of dull statistics ; it is rather a story of Palestine as it is today. Douglas V. Duff has spent ten years out there. He knows the Jews who have re-settlcd in their ancient homeland and colonised derelict land by the way; he understands and admires the Arab peasants, and the Bedouin dwellers in the ' long black tents.'
He is to give glimpses of life as seen and lived by an officer in the Public Security Force. He describes a scene of cheering tribesmen with their wonderful battle-cry, Allah hu Akhbar -God is Great-with the same felicity as he tells of the workaday round of a police officer.
Thrilling adventures, cockney humour, a feeling for romance are interwoven in his talk, and many listeners who hear it will want to read Douglas Duff 's book ' Sword for Hire.'
JOHN COATES (tenor)
SAMUEL KUTCHER (violin)
Porpora was the greatest singing master that ever lived. He certainly enjoyed a great renown as a teacher and held many important posts in the world of music, not only in his native Italy, but throughout Europe.
A contemporary of Handel's, he spent two or three years of his erratic career in London, directing an operatic enterprise in opposition to Handel, in which he had the backing of a good part of influential London.
None of his own operas, however, survived, although he is supposed to have composed no fewer than thirty-three, as well as numerous oratorios, masses and smaller vocal and instrumental pieces. It is in some of these last that his best qualities are displayed.
Relayed from Canterbury Cathedral
Order of service
Hymn, 0 God, our Help in ages past
(A. and M. 165; S.P. 598)
Lord's Prayer and Vcrsicles Psalm 121
Lesson, Isaiah xl, 3-8 Prayers
Anthem, Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell)
Address by His Grace THE LORD ARCH
BISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290; S.P. 677)
An Appeal on behalf of THE GENERAL INFIRMARY, SALISBURY, by The Earl of RADNOR
The Salisbury General Infirmary, founded in 1766, serving an area within a radius of twenty miles, has been extended at various periods. The Management Committee has now undertaken the largest extension scheme in its history. The extensions comprise a complete new Out-Patient Department, replacing a wooden structure erected in 1921 when the permanent Out-Patient Department was appropriated as a Maternity Ward.
To satisfy the demands of modern medical science, a new X-ray and treatment room and a new ophthalmic unit will be provided, and the laboratory accommodation will be enlarged. Paying patients are not forgotten, and another children's ward is necessary. The accommodation for the nursing and the domestic staffs has also to be increased, and recreational facilities provided.
The work is well in hand. £85,000 is required for these purposes, of which £25,000 has been raised in six months from a population, mainly agricultural, of approximately 100,000.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
This is entirely a Children's Hour production designed as an attempt to allow listeners young and old to hear an abridged version of Humperdinck's Fairy Opera. Both spoken dialogue and narration have been incorporated in order to smooth over the musical cuts which are necessitated in order to bring the story within the scope of one hour's production.