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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: ORCHESTRAS OF THE WORLD

THE HALLE
Conductor,
SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
Overture: Die Fledermaus
(Johann Strauss )
8.12* Symphonic Study: Falstaff
(Elgar)
8.47* La Valse (Ravel) on gramophone records

Contributors

Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: TELEMANN

Overture and Suite In E minor (Musique de Table)
THE SCUOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS
Directed by AUGUST WENZIGER on a gramophone record

: LET THE PEOPLES SING

Ninth Year
The BBC's Annual Competition for Amateur Choirs from England, Scotland,
Wales, and Northern Ireland
And for the first time Norway, Sweden,
Dénmark, and Finland
International Contest
This week
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
From England
ORPINGTON JUNIOR CHOIR
Conductor, SHEILA MOSSMAN
V.
From Scotland
SCOTTISH JUNIOR SINGERS Conductor, AGNES DUNCAN
FOLK SONG GROUPS
From Northern Ireland
BANGOR HARMONIC GIRLS' CHOIR Conductor, JACK BRAID
V.
From Scolland
GLASGOW PHOENIX
Conductor, PETER MOONEY
Introduced by JOHN HODDAY
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Conductor: Glasgow Phoenix
Conductor: Peter Mooney
Introduced By: John Hodday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: RECORD REVIEW

Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building LIbrary: Verdi's Rigoletto, by EDWARD GREENFIELD Recent orchestral records; by TREVOR HARVEY

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Trevor Harvey

: ON STAGE

Music from opera and ballet with the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY and CYNTHIA GLOVER (soprano)
ROBERT THOMAS (tenor)
Introduced by JOHN DUNN
Produced by Alan Abbott
The programme includes excerpts from

Contributors

Soprano: Cynthia Glover
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton

Contributors

Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton

: SPORT service

With JIMMY KINGSBURY
Weather Forecast at 12.55
CRICKET
12.30; 22.58; 2.35; 4.0; 5.5
Lancashire v. New Zealand
Commentary by ROBERT HUDSON
Northamptonshlre. V. Glamorgan
Commentary by JOHN ARLOTT
Surrey v. Warwickshire
Commentary by BRIAN JOHNSTON
From the Oval
1.40 Cricket Scoreboard
5.35 West Indies v. Australia
Commentary on the last ten minutes' play before lunch by E. W. SWANTON
RACING
1.35 Down the Card
Summary by PETER BROMLEY of the afternoon's racing
3.25 The Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Stakes
Commentary by MICHAEL SETH-SMITH from Newcastle
3.40 Great Jubilee Handicap
Commentary by PETER BROMLEY with a summary by ROGER MORTIMER
4.55 Racing Results
5.0 Racing Review by PETER BROMLEY
From Kemplon Park
1.45 SPORTING CHANCE final
Bishop Wordsworth 's School. Salisbury v.,
City of Bath
School for Boys, Bath
Question-Master, JOHN SNAGGE
Salisbury
Broadcast on May 4 (Light)
2.15 ASSOCIATION
FOOTBALL
England Tour
BRIAN MOORE reports from Belgrade on the prospects for tomorrow's match against Yugoslavia
GOLF
2.30; 3.55; 5.55
Swallow-Penfold Pro Tournament
Reports by BEN WRIGHT
From Pannal Golf Club. Harrogate
ATHLETICS
3.50; 4.50; 5.50
Oxford v. Cambridge
Reports by HAROLD ABRAHAMS
From the White City Stadium
4.25 LAWN TENNIS
News of the Italian Championships by TONY MOTTRAM of the Observer
From Rome
Prospects for the second round of the Davis Cup, by FRED PERRY
4.40 CYCLING
Corona Tour of the South-West
BENNY FOSTER with the result and a report on the Tour which finished at Weston-Super-Mare this afternoon
From Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Kingsbury
Commentary By: Robert Hudson
Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Peter Bromley
Commentary By: Michael Seth-Smith
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Roger Mortimer
Unknown: Bishop Wordsworth
Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Tony Mottram
Unknown: Fred Perry

: PIANO MUSIC FROM ITALY

by two Italians, and a German who has settled there played by KLAUS BILLING

Contributors

Played By: Klaus Billing

: PERSONAL VIEW

The Rev. Bruce Kenrick gives the first of his four commentaries on current affairs in this fortnightly series.
Mr. Kenrlck. a wartime paratroop officer and a member of the lona Community, is a graduate of Edinburgh University and of Princeton Theological Seminary. He has worked in West Bengal with the United Church of North India, in East Harlem, New York, and now chairman of the Notting Hill Housing Trust In London.
Next talk: May 22 followed by an interlude at 6.50

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Bruce Kenrick

: MOSES

An opera in four acts
Music by Rossini
Libretto by Etienne de Jouy and Luigi Balocchi English version by Nell and John Moody
The Welsh National Opera Company production from the New Theatre, Cardiff
Cast in order of singing:
Moses ... MICHAEL LANGDON (bass)
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS Chorus-Master,
David Sutton BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, Gerald Jarvis
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill
Produced by John Moody
ACT 1 The camp of the Israelites outside Memphis

Contributors

Bass: Michael Langdon
Chorus-Master: David Sutton Bournemouth
Leader: Gerald Jarvis
Conducted By: Bryan Balkwill
Produced By: John Moody

: * Interlude

: * MOSES

ACT 2 Inside Pharaoh's palace
Act 3 The temple of Isis

: * Interlude

: * MOSES

ACT
Scene 1: The Egyptian shore of the Red Sea
Scene 2: On the far shore of the Red Sea

: ILLNESSES AND GHOSTS AT THE WEST SETTLEMENT

A play for radio by Francis Berry with music by TRISTRAM CART
Based on the poet's reading of ancient and modern documents about the Norsemen in Greenland. with Stephen Whittaker and James Blades (percussion)
Maria Korchinska (harp)
James MacGillivray (heeklephone and baritone saxophone)
Edward Walker (flute)
Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Berry
Music By: Tristram Cart
Unknown: Stephen Whittaker
Unknown: James Blades
Harp: Maria Korchinska
Harp: James MacGillivray
Flute: Edward Walker
Produced By: Christopher Holme
Gudrid: Mary Wimbush
Eirik the Red: George Merritt
Greenland: Hamlyn Benson
Narrator: Allan McClelland
Thorster: Allan McClelland

: GOSSEC

Symphonie Concertante for two harps and orchestra
LILY LASKINE, ODETTE LE DENTON
JEAN-FRANÇOS PAILLARD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAILLARD on a gramophone record

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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