THE WIRELESS VOCAL OCTET
Conducted by EDWIN BENBOW The Wireless Vocal Octet. This is the latest B.B.C. combination to appear in the programmes, and tonight the Octet is to sing for the first time. The eight singers are made up of two sopranos, two contraltos, two tenors, and two basses, all of whom lave served their apprenticeship in the -anks of the Wireless Chorus. The ] 3ctet in no sense usurps the more ; important functions of the Wireless Singers, but rather supplements that :ombination, for while the Wireless Singers will continue to attack the more serious type of music, the Wireless Vocal Octet will relieve them of a good deal of studio work, will share with them . the studio services, and will give their ' awn programmes of the lighter type of part-song and concerted vocal music.
In addition the Vocal Octet will take aver from the Wireless Singers the leadership of the Wireless Chorus. The various purposes of the different B.B.C. vocal combinations will be gone into in greater detail for the benefit of those interested in a coming issue of THE RADIO TIMES.
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