• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: THE NEW VICTORIA CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Relayed from
The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford

Contributors

Directed By: Norman Austin

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

A Miscellaneous Programme

: THE'MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Frank Cantell

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Cantell

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Part I of Elgar's ' The Dream of Gerontius '

The Twenty-Fifth Leith Hill
Musical Festival
CHORUS of CHOIRS and full
ORCHESTRA
(Orchestra led by W. H. REED )
ASTRA DESMOND (contralto)
STEUART WILSON (tenor)
HAROLD WILLIAMS (baritone)
Conducted by VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Relayed from the Dorking Halls
The Chorus is formed from the Ashtead, Banstead, Dorking Madrigal, Dorking Oriana, Epsom, Fetcham, Leatherhead, and Leatherhead Orpheus Choral
Societies
WHEN The Dream of Gerontius was given its first performance in 1900 at the Birmingham Festival, under Dr. Hans
Richter, it was neither well performed nor particularly well received.
Time and further performances, however, very quickly moulded opinion, and for more than thirty years Gerontius has been recognised as the greatest choral work composed by an English-man in recent times, probably in all -ime.
The poem which Elgar took for his ext, and which he used almost intact, is that written by Cardinal Newman in 1865. It was written in distressing circumstances. Cardinal Newman had lost a dear friend, and his consequent emotion invested the poem with a profound sincerity. The Dream of Gerontius as a poem is a masterpiece, and it is a convincing manifestation of Elgar's genius that it remains a masterpiece as set by him to music.
The dramatic content of Gerontius is the passing of a soul from life to death, his bringing into the presence of God, and his subsequent transmutation. Gerontius is dying, and in a vision he sees mysteries presently to be revealed to him. His soul leaves him and is met and carried through space by his Guardian Angel to the aivful presence of the Divine Judge.
On their way they pass the lesser and the greater celestial beings, and the derisive, demoniacal throngs. Before the veiled presence of God, the Angel of the Agony intercedes for the soul of Gerontius, who ' consumed yet quickened by the glance of God,' submits with a glad faith to the ecstatic agony of the experience, and, given again to the enfolding arms of his Guardian Angel, is at last left to his healing transmutation after she has bid him a tender consolatory farewell.

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Reed
Baritone: Harold Williams
Conducted By: Vaughan Williams

: B.B.C. CHAMBER CONCERT-12

To be given before an audience in The Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
A Pianoforte Recital by WILHELM BACKHAUS
(The unbroadcast portion of the Concerts which begins at 8.30 p.m., consists of Two Sonatas, Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, by Beethoven)
Tickets may be obtained from [address removed] (Telephone : Welbeck [number removed]), and the usual Agents. (Prices : 12S., 9S., 6s., 4S.,
2s. 6d., including Entertainments Tax)

Contributors

Unknown: Wilhelm Backhaus

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: DANCE MUSIC

HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Roy








About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel